UN slams air strikes on South Sudan

2011-11-11 13:08

Geneva - Sudan's deadly air strike on a refugee camp in neighbouring South Sudan could be an "international crime", the spokesperson for the UN human rights chief said Friday.

"We condemn the bombing. The attack ... could amount to an international crime," Rupert Colville told journalists.

Khartoum carried out the attack on a refugee camp in Yida town on Thursday, killing 12 people and injuring more than 20, according to Miabek Lang, commissioner of Pariang County in Unity state where the attack took place.

Just hours before the reported raids, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir accused his northern counterpart Omar al-Bashir of trying to drag the new country back to war and seize its fields.

  • Wayne - 2011-11-11 13:27

    "could be an "international crime"," Nothing could about it. It just IS!

  • BA - 2011-11-11 13:50

    It always blows my mind how any little story about Israel attracts such massive condemnation from the commentators on this site, but a story like this is totally ignored. Where are Ax's comments? Mthutuzeli's? Why is Israel the only one that is singled out for criticism by the public, while atrocities like this are ignored? Bunch of hypocrites with double standards.

      Hunter - 2011-11-11 18:24

      Because the heading did not have any reference to Israel, they do not bother to read it.

  • Deon - 2011-11-11 16:08

    Another sad day in Africa. TG for Newlands Houdini's act of the Proteas.

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