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Sudanese Bishop Urges End to Attacks on Civilians

A prominent Sudanese Catholic bishop is pressing for an immediate end to what he says are indiscriminate attacks on civilians in the Nuba and Blue Nile regions of Sudan. Retired Bishop Marcam Gassis, speaking to reporters in Nairobi, said there has been a wave of aerial bombardments in the last two weeks targeting the people of South Kordofan. He cited eyewitness accounts of an Oct. 16 attack by government warplanes that killed seven people and wounded dozens at a busy market in Heiban,...

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