November 24, 2007
The prize for the most convoluted headline/story of the week goes to ...
Three Darfur ex-rebels seized by own armed wing
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Three senior members of a former Darfur rebel faction were seized by armed members of their own group, a spokesman from the deeply fractured organisation said on Thursday.
The three high-ranking officials in the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) were taken late on Wednesday close to the central Khartoum house of their faction's leader Minni Arcua Minnawi -- the only rebel to sign a peace deal with Khartoum in 2006.
The armed group handed the men over to Sudanese security services who released them without charge Thursday morning, said al-Tayyib Khamis, spokesman for the SLM Minnawi.
The incident underlined the deeply ingrained divisions in Khartoum's only official partner among the splintering insurgent groups in Darfur.
Posted by aheavens at November 24, 2007 6:54 AM