10 Years Ago in Darfur: A Sad Day in Tina

From Enough blogs Thu Feb 28 2013, 10:42:36

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Jimmy Mulla reflects on the 10 year anniversary of the conflict in Darfur through the perspective of a friend from just one of the many villages destroyed there by a government-sponsored campaign of violence.

Yesterday, February 27, 2013, may have seemed like an ordinary day. To the people of Tina, a village in Sudan's Western region of Darfur, it's a really sad day, recalled Hawa Abdalla when I spoke to her on the phone yesterday morning. Hawa told me how sad and difficult the day had been for her.

Ten years ago, on February 27, 2003, Hawa lost many of her family members and relatives when Sudan Armed forces attacked the village of Tina, killing innocent civilians and destroying the village.

This year, February marks the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the conflict in Darfur. In 2003, the Sudanese government forces attacked rebel forces in the Darfur region; they also targeted the civilian population.

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