UN: North Sudan deploys tanks in key disputed town

By REUTERS
May 21, 2011 22:59

KHARTOUM - The northern Sudanese army deployed around 15 tanks in the main town of the disputed Abyei region on Saturday, the United Nations said.

"Fifteen tanks were deployed in Abyei town," said UN spokeswoman Hua Jiang, adding that gunshots could be heard in the town but it was unclear what exactly was happening.


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