Darfur: The Front Lines of Genocide

Despite rising international outrage, the killing in Darfur is getting worse. A sobering look at fighters on all sides and the civilians caught in the middle

After three years in which tens of thousands have died and 2.5 million have been displaced, the war in Darfur is growing ever more brutal. Most of the killing has been carried out by the Arab militia known as the Janjaweed, which mounts deadly raids on villages and refugee camps, often with the help of Sudanese government soldiers. The U.S. accuses the Janjaweed and its backers of committing genocide against Darfur's black African population, while Sudan's government blames the rebel Sudanese Liberation Army for the violence. Caught in the middle is the African Union's 7,000-person force, which has unsuccessfully tried since...

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