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Sudanese forces deliberately shot at peacekeepers & other threats and attacks on blue helmets Background

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• On 11 April a large police & military convoy deployed on a monitoring, security assessment and verification mission at Dobo and Ambudje Areas, in North Darfur, which was witnessing intense fighting between government forces and the Sudan evolutionary !ront, was stopped at Dobo village by S"A#S"$$ rebels who re%uested a prior authori&ation' (hree days later, )NA$*D deployed another large police and military convoy which made it to the area, where it spent most of the day' On its way bac+, the Sudanese forces shot several times at )NA$*D peace+eepers, which forced them to spend the night on the road, and wait for morning escort from the government forces' As usual, some government officials were %uic+ to deny being behind the attac+, while others would confirm it' *n this case, the ,oS $ilitary commander at )mdersay -amp informed )NA$*D that .the shooting was because of the movement of the convoy beyond 1/00 hours and warned that )NA$*D must first inform the ,oS $ilitary -ommand in Shangil (obaya about their movements before embar+ing on such patrols'1 (his serious incident that documents the government forces2 deliberate attac+s on the peace+eepers went unreported in 3an 4i5moon reports of April and 6uly 7018' Similarly, 3an2s 6anuary 7018 report doesn2t indicate another ,oS shooting incident that too+ place on 79 December, when )NA$*D patrol came under fire while heading to 4ulbus locality, :est Darfur' As the patrol stopped, the government forces e;plained the reason for shooting' (hey claimed they weren2t informed about )NA$*D movement, which should be free and unhindered in any case' (his incident was reported by )NA$*D military, reproduced in )NDSS security report, classified as an A source, meaning a source that is +nowledgeable and has direct access to information' <See )NDSS sitrep= 3an2s report for 6uly 7018 doesn2t mention another serious incident also reported by the )NA$*D military, reproduced by )NDSS security report, classified as an A source' During this armed threat and harassment incident that too+ place on 11 April 7018 at (aiba )NA$*D borehole in >alingei town, -entral Darfur, a large group of national security personnel armed with pistols and Sudanese Armed !orces soldiers armed with rifles surrounded the wandese peace+eepers and threatened to +ill the one fetching water if he doesn2t stop fetching immediately' (he wandese peace+eepers, +nown within the mission as one of the best trained and disciplined soldiers, stood firm, re%uested reinforcement and managed to challenge yet another threat <See full )NDSS report='

No serious and deadly attac+ seems to have been carried out by the rebel movements against the peace+eepers during the August5April period, to the best of +nowledge' ?owever, on 70 December a large group of S"A#$$ members visited )NA$*D team site in 4hor5Abeche and ac+nowledged having fired on the )NA$*D peace+eepers on certain occasions' Such an ac+nowledgement as well as the serious accusations they made against )NA$*D were reported in details in the police sitrep and went unreported in the 6oint Operations -entre2s sitrep to New @or+#DA4O <see both police and 6Ositreps down below='

Supporting documents: • • • • 9 police reports <8 daily and one wee+ly= summing up the entire incidents, all reports attached' B;cerpts of 3an2s report, addressing the safety and security of peace+eepers' )N DSS sitrep on 4ulbus incident <sitrep also attached= Aolice & 6O- sitreps on 70 Dec' S"A#$$ meeting with )NA$*D

Ban’s report of July 2013 1 1 2 S!"#$%& '(B")" '*"+S%'*: ,enial of "ccess: On 11 April 7018 at 0C00 hrs, Aolice Advisors and $*"O3 who were escorted by D/ :AN3A((58E A4! on board seven vehicles supported by three AA-s embar+ed on $onitoring, Security Assessment and Ferification Aatrol at Dobo Fillage D8+m west of the )NA$*D 3ase to verify the media report sent to (eam Site on alleged +illing of a number of SA! personnel by rebels at Dobo and Ambudje Areas' :hilst the )NA$*D (eam was at Ambudje Area 1E+m North :est of the 3ase, 1D armed men in uniforms and mufti suspected to be members of the S"A#$$ $ovement led by their -ommanders in three "and -ruisers mounted with 17'E mm guns, A4 9E and A,S intercepted the team and denied them access to Dobo Fillage' (hey informed the team that the area is under their control and if there is patrol scheduled to that place they must first as+ for permission from them' (he team therefore terminated the patrol and returned to base' 1 2 1 S!"#$%& '(B")" '*"+S%'*: Shooting at -#"+%, .on/oy: On 18 April 7018 at 0C00 hrs, 08 Aolice Advisers, 01 $*"O3, 01 "anguage Assistant escorted by DD personnel from :AN3A((58E 0/ )NA$*D vehicles, 01 ambulance and 07 AA-s embar+ed on $onitoring and Security Assessment Aatrol at Dobo Fillage /8+m west of the )NA$*D -amp' :hen the team was on their way bac+ at 7080 hrs, they heard a gunshot towards the convoy from the northern direction of Shangil (obaya 3ase' (he convoy stopped for a while and continued its journey' 3ut no sooner the convoy started moving there was another sound of gunshot' At that juncture, the convoy halted and communicated the situation to 3ase' (he (eamsite -ommander communicated with the ,oS $ilitary Aost on the matter and they assured the )NA$*D convoy to continue the journey as there will be no shooting again' ?owever, when the )NA$*D -onvoy set off for the fourth time, sounds of gunshot were heard again'

-onse%uently, the convoy was forced to stop again' (he team contacted the 3ase againG which in turn contacted the ,oS $ilitary -ommander again' According to ,oS $ilitary -ommander the shots were not fired by the ,oS $ilitary and so he advised the )NA$*D convoy to cease movement' (he (eam Site -ommander therefore ordered the convoy to halt and stand by at the last position' ?owever, according to Sector North Operations, the convoy has safely returned to base at 0C1D on 19 April 7018, and no casualties or damages were reported' 1 2 2 S!"#$%& '(B")" '*"+S%'*: -pdate on the shooting at -#"+%, .on/oy: On 19 April 7018 at 0E00 hrs, the ,oS $ilitary -ommander at )mdersay -amp escorted the )NA$*D Aatrol team to his office where he gave reason for the shooting at the )NA$*D patrol' ?e stated that the shooting was because of the movement of the convoy beyond 1/00 hours and warned that )NA$*D must first inform the ,oS $ilitary -ommand in Shangil (obaya about their movements before embar+ing on such patrols' (hereafter the patrol team returned to 3ase -amp' 01ef to 2ara 1 2 1 of ,S1 dated 13 "pril 20134 1 3 5 6!(17"B*.!* '*"+S%'*: !anding o/er of captured $oS +illitary (fficers by S&": On 1E April 7018 at 1080 hrs, four S"A #$$ leaders visited the (eam Site and informed the (AN>3A((5E A4! that they will hand over a captured ,oS soldier to )NA$*D in presence of international organi&ation' At 187D hrs, they handed over the four ,oS $ilitary captives to the members of ed -rescent Sudan in the conference room of (AN>3A(5E but )NA$*D personnel were not allowed to witness the ceremony' (he captives were captured in "abado and Bast 6abel $arra area 10 days ago during the fight' (he ed -rescent in company of the released ,oS $ilitary Officers boarded a :!A ?elicopter to un+nown destination' "ater the S"A leaders held a meeting with the (eamsite -ommander where they than+ed the entire )NA$*D leadership especially )NA$*D (eam at 4hor5Abeche for their handling of the *DAs in their area of responsibility' (he spo+esman on behalf of S"A $ovement apologi&ed to )NA$*D leadership for not allowing the )NA$*D convoy to proceed to Dobo Fillage and east of 6abel $arra because S"A were engaged in fighting with the ,oS $ilitary' 8eekly police report on the incident

1 2 1 S!"#$%& '(B")" '*"+S%'*: Shooting at -#"+%, .on/oy: On 18 April 7018 at 0C00 hrs, 08 Aolice Advisors, 01 $*"O3, 01 "anguage Assistant escorted by DD personnel from :AN3A((58E 0/ )NA$*D vehicles, 01 ambulance and 07 AA-s embar+ed on $onitoring and Security Assessment Aatrol at Dobo Fillage /8+m west of the )NA$*D -amp' (he team on their way bac+ at 7080 hrs, heard a gunshot towards the convoy from the northern direction of Shangil (obaya 3ase' (he convoy stopped for a while and continued its journey' 3ut no sooner the convoy started moving there was another sound of gunshot' At that juncture, the convoy halted and communicated the situation to 3ase' (he (eamsite -ommander communicated with the ,oS $ilitary Aost on the matter and they assured the )NA$*D convoy

to continue the journey as there will be no shooting again' ?owever, when the )NA$*D -onvoy set off for the fourth time, sounds of gunshot were heard again' -onse%uently, the convoy was forced to stop again' (he team contacted the 3ase againG which in turn contacted the ,oS $ilitary -ommander again' According to the ,oS $ilitary -ommander the shots were not fired by the ,oS $ilitary and so he advised the )NA$*D convoy to cease movement' (he (eam Site -ommander therefore ordered the convoy to halt and stand by at the last position' ?owever, according to Sector North Operations, the convoy has safely returned to base at 0C1D on 19 April 7018, and no casualties or damages were reported' On 19 April 7018 at 0E00 hrs, the ,oS $ilitary -ommander at )mdersay -amp escorted the )NA$*D Aatrol team to his office where he gave reason for the shooting at the )NA$*D patrol' ?e stated that the shooting was because of the movement of the convoy beyond 1/00 hours and warned that )NA$*D must first inform the ,oS $ilitary -ommand in Shangil (obaya about their movements before embar+ing on such patrols' (hereafter the patrol team returned to 3ase -amp'

6-&B-S %#.%,*#' )NDSS sitrep of 79#17#17 "ocationH 4ulbus "ocality, 4ulbus (S <appro;'' 100+m North of Bl ,eneina= Aersons involvedH )NA$*D#,oS 1eported %ncident ,etails ShootingH )NA$*D $ilitary reported that, on 79 Dec 7017, in :est Dafur, 4ulbus "ocality, 4ulbus (S <appro;' 100+m North of Bl ,eneina= that, A )NA$*D Aatrol came under fire' As the Aatrol stopped, the ,oS soldiers as+ed then why they were going on a patrol without their +nowledge' (he Aatrol team showed them their clearance but, ,OS personnel said that, they were not aware of the clearance' After a brief negotiation they allowed the patrol to proceed' No causality reported' )NA$*D $ilitary is monitoring the situation' <A1=
BAN KI-MOON REPORT “Safety and security 37. There were two fatal attacks on UNAMID peacekeepers durin the reportin period! includin the attack on a UNAMID "erification patrol in #asha$a! Northern Darfur! in which one peacekeeper was killed and three others were in%ured &para. '(). *n + *cto$er! four peacekeepers returnin to their $ase fro, a lo istical and ad,inistrati"e patrol were killed and ei ht were in%ured in an a,$ush $y unidentified ar,ed assailants near the UNAMID co,pound in -l .eneina! /estern Darfur. '0 1anuary +2'3! S3+2'33++

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3 2 1 6!(17"B*.!* '*"+S%'*: S&"9++ :isited -#"+%, 'eamsite: On 70 December 7017 between 1080 and 1700 hrs, some members of the S"A $ini $inawi <S"A#$$= ,roup visited 4hor5Abeche (eamsite and had a meeting with the (AN>3A(( I -ommander, the 4hor5Abeche (eamsite -ommander, the $anawashi Deputy (eamsite -ommander, other Aolice Advisors and the )mdas of 4hor Abeche' (he nine member S"A group informed the attendees that the S"A#$$ and the 6ustice and B%uality $ovement <6B$= had been merged to one body named Sudanese "iberation !ront <S"!=' (hey complained of lac+ of communication between them and )NA$*DG and indicated that it was important to bridge the gap to avoid mista+en identity' (hey alleged that often, when they got information about the movement of the ,oS !orces, they ended up seeing the )NA$*D convoy closely followed by that of the ,oS !orces' (hey claimed that the ,oS was using )NA$*D as a shield' (hey admitted that sometimes they open fire on )NA$*D 5 mista+ing them for ,oS convoys' (hey further alleged that the ,oS was using )NA$*D vehicles and truc+s to transport their arms and fuel to various locations' (hey reiterated that )NA$*D was supposed to be a neutral body' (hey also accused )NA$*D of not sending enough reports of the facts and happenings in Darfur <such as the burning of villages and murder cases= to higher authorities' According to them, it was their e;pectations that )NA$*D Aersonnel could move freely within Darfur without any form of restrictions imposed by the ,oS' *n response, the )NA$*D participants than+ed them for the visit and stressed that )NA$*D was neutral and would not ta+e sides with either of the parties in the conflict' (he )NA$*D team refuted the allegation of being used as a shield by the ,oS !orcesG and maintained that it had never happened' (he )NA$*D team reaffirmed that all matters within the purview and +nowledge of )NA$*D were duly reported and acted on' (he S"A#$$ visitors were assured that )NA$*D truc+s or vehicles were never and will never be used to transport arms and fuel for the ,oS !orces' ?owever, the leader commended the efforts of )NA$*D in easing the suffering of the people of Darfur and suggested the e;change of contacts <phone numbers= so that they could always communicate information to )NA$*D' < ef para 1'7'1 of DS Dated 71 December 17= J(. S%'1*2 (# '!* S"+* :%S%'

)NDSS Security Sitrep Date#(imeH 11#09#18 1DH80 hrs "ocationH >alingei (own, -entral Darfur' Aersons involvedH )NA$*D # SA! and N*SS 1eported %ncident ,etails ?arassment#(hreatH )NA$*D $ilitary reported that on 11 Apr 18, in -entral Darfur, >alingei, >alingei town, at (aiba )NA$*D 3orehole, at about 1DH80 hrs, two <7= N*SS personnel in civilian clothes armed with pistols and three <8= SA! soldiers with rifles, as+ed :AN3A(( A4! water collection team not to fetch water from the borehole without any e;planation' !our <9= more SA! soldiers joined them and they threatened to +ill the person in charge of the water point, if he assisted :AN3A(( A4! in water collection' :AN3A(( A4! ?J sent reinforcement with two <7= AA-s and two <7= pic+ups to the scene immediately' After a while, 7D ,oS Aolice personnel arrived at the scene' ?owever, :AN3A(( A4! fetched water unopposed and returned to the camp safely' :AN3A(( A4! faced no problem in fetching water thereafter' <A1= Comment: The OIC of UNDSS was invited to NISS HQ to explain why UNAMID had !na!tho"i#ed additional $o"eholes whe"e %&AN'ATT was (!a"din()* The UNAMID &+S OIC p"od!,ed all the "elevant pape"s ,on,e"nin( si(ned a("eement with -oS* The NISS .O then "e,alled his a"med ope"atives/-oS milita"y a("eein( fo" UNAMID to ,ontin!e fet,hin( wate" f"om the $o"ehole* This a,t $y the NISS is seen as one of the n!me"o!s ha"assment in,idents a(ainst UNAMID within the wee0* The i""esponsi$le $ehavio!" of NISS ,o!ld have "es!lted in a fi(ht*

Ban’s report of 12 July 2013 S920139320 81' (he safety and security situation of )NA$*D and humanitarian personnel remained of concern' )NA$*D peace+eepers came under attac+ on three occasions during the reporting period, including the attac+ on a )NA$*D base in $uhajeria, Bastern Darfur' One peace+eeper was +illed and two others injured during the incident <see para' 1D above=' On 1 $ay, unidentified armed assailants attac+ed )NA$*D peace+eepers guarding a water borehole near the )NA$*D base in Bd Al !ursan, Southern Darfur' One peace+eeper was moderately injured in the e;change of fire' On 7/ 6une, a group of unidentified armed assailants ambushed a )NA$*D patrol near 4hor Abeche, Southern Darfur' (he assailants sei&ed four vehicles and military e%uipment' One peace+eeper and one national staff member were also briefly detained' No casualties or injuries were reported' An investigation into the

incident is ongoing'