UNSC demands Sudan withdraw from disputed region

By REUTERS
May 17, 2012 22:00

 
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UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council demanded on Thursday that Sudan immediately and unconditionally withdraw troops from the disputed Abyei border region but Khartoum pledged only to do so after a joint military observer body was created for the area.

The 15-member council renewed a UN peacekeeping mission in Abyei, a region containing fertile grazing land that is claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan, and expressed deep concern at delays in establishing an Abyei Area Administration.

Khartoum took Abyei in May last year - triggering the exodus of tens of thousands of civilians - after an attack on a Sudanese army convoy from the south.

There are 3,800 Ethiopian peacekeepers in Abyei after the council initially authorized the deployment last June.

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