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Vol 44 No 21

Published 24th October 2003


Monitoring minefield

A Joint Military Commission (JMC) of government and rebel forces supervises the ceasefire in the Nuba Mountains (AC Vol 43 No 10). On 10 October, the government contingent withdrew and the JMC suspended operations for four days. The Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement had accused government forces of laying an anti-tank mine which, a week before, had killed eight workers from the local demining organisation Operation Save Innocent Lives; the SPLA said the mine must have been new, since it had built the road near Kauda only last year, after the ceasefire came into force. In both the Nuba Mountains and the south all mines, anti-personnel and anti-vehicle, are banned under ceasefire agreements.

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