Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Sudan

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Sudan

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Oct. 22: For the first time in two years, rebels launched widespread and successful attacks on the Sudanese army, flouting the May 2006 peace agreement. The rebel alliance - known as the National Redemption Front - had acquired arms from raids on the army and purchases from allies in Chad and Eritrea, and claimed it was protecting the country's civilians from governmentbacked Janjaweed militia attacks. [NYT, 10/23]

Oct. 23: Sudan's government expelled the UN's top envoy in the country, Jan Pronk, following an entry on his blog describing government military defeats in two battles with the country's rebels. Prior to the blog entry, which the Sudanese army cited as a threat to national security, Pronk had been outspoken in his descriptions of the atrocities underway in the country. [NYT, 10/23]

Nov. 16: Sudan and the UN reached a theoretical agreement to bolster the 7,000 African Union (AU) troops in Darfur under a joint UN-AU peacekeeping force, as the mandate of the current AU troops was set to expire on December 31, 2006. UN forces proposed the deployment of 17,000 troops, whereas the Sudanese government protested that 12,000 would be sufficient and insisted that they remain under AU command. [PanAfrican News Wire, 11/17]

Nov. 28: Hundreds were killed in fighting between the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), a north Sudanese militia under General Gabriel Tang, and Sudanese government forces in the southern town of Malakal. …

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