UN-AU mission probes new Sudan air strikes

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Posted: May 18, 2011 1:43 PM
UN-AU mission probes new Sudan air strikes

U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky says the joint United Nations-African Union mission in Sudan's Darfur region is investigating a fresh round of air strikes there.

The international peacekeeping mission reported Wednesday that Sudan's army carried out another round of air strikes in Darfur Tuesday afternoon, this time striking the village of Sukamir in the north of the war-torn region. Nesirky says the mission has dispatched peacekeepers to attempt to collect information about possible casualties.

The new round comes after the government's bombing Sunday of the Darfur villages of Labado and Esheraya.

Sudanese officials, meanwhile, have restricted the movement of aid workers in the region, citing security concerns.