10 soldiers killed by Dafarian rebels at African Union peacekeeping base
Hundreds of Dafarian rebels overran African Union peacekeepings base Saturday, killing 10 soldiers, possibly kidnapping a dozen more, and stole supplies that included heavy weapons according to The New York Times and the Star Tribune.
According to NYT, "The attack was the most dramatic display yet of the new kind of chaos that is engulfing Darfur, where the conflict has morphed from a rebellion and brutal counterinsurgency into a free-for-all among dozens of armed groups, with aid workers and peacekeepers increasingly in their sights."
Star Tribune reports: "It came just as the United Nations has been trying to persuade member countries to commit troops and support to a greatly expanded Darfur peacekeeping force. Aid officials now fear some of those countries may have second thoughts about participating."