War Is Over! (If You Say So)
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
The U.N. military commander in Sudan has announced that the war in Darfur—which has killed more than 300,000 people—is over. Three million Sudanese remain displaced as the conflict ostensibly shifts from full-blown war to mere “security issues.”
The six-year war between forces loyal to Sudan’s government and rebels in Darfur has effectively ended, the UN’s military commander in the region says.
General Martin Agwai, who is leaving his post this week, said the vicious fighting of earlier years had subsided as rebel groups split into factions.
He says the region now suffers more from low-level disputes and banditry.
The UN says 300,000 people have died in Darfur, but the Sudanese government puts the figure at 10,000.
U.N. peacekeeping commander Gen. Martin Agwai has announced an end to the war in Darfur.