Sudan has deployed a heavy contingent of troops to South Darfur state after the killing of 15 people in tribal violence recently.
A dispute over a water source between members of the tribes of Masalit and Fallata in Gereida city killed two members of the latter tribe.
A meeting of the state security committee with military and local community leaders in Gereida decided to deploy troops “in large numbers” to pursue the perpetrators and collect arms, Mousa Mahdi, the governor of South Darfur.
South Darfur State is one of the wilayat or states of Sudan. It is one of the five states that compose the region of Darfur in western Sudan.