Witnesses informed Radio Dabanga that on Tuesday 11 September, four civilians were killed in East Jebel Marra, North Darfur, as a result of aerial bombings. They said a Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) Antonov airplane flew above the area for about two hours before dropping a total of 10 bombs.
Onlookers informed Radio Dabanga that the fatal victims include a woman and a child. They said the 10 bombs were dropped by the SAF in an area about one kilometer east from Fanga market, East Jebel Marra. Sources added the bombs were dropped within walking distance from each other and that five cows, three goats and a number of sheep were also killed as a result.
The names of the fatal victims are: Saleh Abker, 70 years old; Mohammad Yaqub, 50 years old; Mariam Yehia, 60 years old; and Ahmed Saleh, 12 years old.
Another eye witness, speaking to Radio Dabanga from East Jebel Marra, confirmed that the aerial bombings took place in the area. He added that the shelling and killings on the ground have been going on for two months. The witness called upon the international community, international organizations and upon Sudanese political forces to work towards the protection of East Jebel Marra residents. He also appealed to the Sudanese government to stop the indiscriminate killings of civilians in the area.