Sudan's Islamist Regime Renewing Attacks on Refugees, South
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- 2011 Nov 12
Armed forces of Sudan's Islamist regime crossed international borders and dropped bombs on two states in the new nation of South Sudan for two consecutive days this week, including a camp of northern Sudanese refugees, according to the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD). Twelve people were killed and 20 injured in the attack on South Sudan's Unity State's Yida refugee camp, populated by both Muslims and Christians persecuted by Sudan's regime, and seven were killed in the bombing of Upper Nile State. Attacks by the Islamist regime began in June, and South Sudan president Salva Kiir warns that Sudan may be preparing to invade South Sudan soon, possibly attempting to provoke South Sudan into restarting a war. The IRD's Church Alliance for a New Sudan, along with dozens of other advocates, is working to strengthen U.S. policy to stop Khartoum's genocidal war, in a new alliance called "Act for Sudan."