Sudanese government vows to end rebellion in Darfur

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Khartoum, Sudan – The Sudanese government has said it will do everything humanly possible end the rebellion in west Sudan’s Darfur region by the end of this year, the official Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported Monday, quoting the country’s Interior Minister, Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid.

SUNA said Hamid made the assertion in Nyala, capital of South Darfur State, disclosing that the campaign for ending the rebellion in the remaining days of the year, is being personally waged by President Omar Al-Bashir.

He said that Bashir made the pledge at a recent public meeting.

“We have shut the door, for good, to negotiations with the rebel movements,” Hamid was quoted as telling a meeting of the local officials of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) on Sunday.

The minister said the rebel movements were responsible for the current insecurity in Darfur and called for harsh punishment on the armed group which recently killed 21 soldiers and injured many others in a recent ambush in South Darfur.

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