(15 Feb 08 - RV) 200 people, mostly elderly men and women protecting babies, are
all that is left of the West Darfur town of Suleia's original 25,000 population after
an afternoon attack by Arab militia and the Sudanese army.
News of the attack,
which also left an ICRC worker dead, has only just reached the outside world, even
thought it took place last weekend.
Suleia was targeted as part of an army
offensive on three towns to retake them from the Darfur rebel Justice and Equality
The offensive was the largest in many months in Darfur and
aid agencies say it has affected 50,000-60,000 people.
Emer Mccarthy spoke
to ICRC West African Spokesman, Martal Izard...