Fighters from a paramilitary group and allied Arab militias massacred more than one thousand civilians in an attack on a town last week in Sudan’s West Darfur region.
Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and its allied militias attacked Ardamata, a camp for displaced people, after they attacked a nearby military base.
Over the course of several days, more than one thousand civilians were killed. Some estimates have put the number killed at greater than 2,000.
The fighting comes after a civil war erupted in the country in April between the RSF and Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF). The two groups were aligned in the past until “its outgrown influence and the ambitions of its leader, Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan, put the two sides in direct confrontation,” The New York