Sudan's Bashir agrees Abyei pullout before July 9-diplomats

June 12, 2011 22:00

ADDIS ABABA - Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has agreed to pull northern troops out of the disputed Abyei border region before July 9, diplomats said on Sunday.

"President Bashir has agreed to pull his troops out before July 9 with Ethiopia sending two battalions as peacekeepers. They will be deployed under the UN flag," one diplomat, who asked not to be named, said.

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