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Thursday, 26 April 2018

Sudan Denies Allegations it Used Chemical Weapons in Darfur

KHARTOUM (AP) – Sudan is denying allegations made by a rights group that it used chemical weapons in the country's western Darfur region, describing them as an

"unfounded fabrication."
The deputy chair of President Omar Al Bashir's ruling National Congress party says the allegations by Amnesty International were made to undermine the country.
Mahmoud Hamid tells reporters in Khartoum Thursday that allegations of rights violations have been used as a pretext to attack Sudan in the past.
Last week, Amnesty accused the Sudanese military of using chemical weapons against civilians, including young children, in a remote corner of Darfur over the past eight months.