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Sudan on brink of new oil war as air force bombs refugee camp

The Sudanese air force today flew a sortie across the international border with South Sudan, and bombed a refugee camp

THE ATTACK comes as South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit today accused Omar al-Bashir’s regime in Khartoum of plotting to invade. Local officials claimed at least 12 people were killed in the raid and 20 injured, but this could not be independently verified. In a statement issued by his office today, Kiir said: “[On Saturday], Bashir issued very serious statements about the Republic of South Sudan, which clearly indicated he was already on the offensive against us.” An official in Unity state said he believed the death toll from today’s attack at the Yida refugee camp, just 15 kms from the border, could rise. Around 15,000 refugees who fled escalating violence in Sudan were living a

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