Africa | Amnesty International says attacks killed hundreds, including children
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/30/16, 11:53 am
Sudanese government forces launched chemical weapons attacks on a remote area of the Darfur region, killing as many as 250 people, a majority of them children, Amnesty International said in a report released Thursday.
The human rights group said the military carried out the attacks in 32 villages near the town of Jebel Marra, beginning in January. The latest attack occurred on Sept. 9. Several interviews with witnesses and chemical weapons experts confirmed the incidents, the group said.