Armed conflict between North and South Sudan

The armed forces of North and South Sudan have clashed in the Abyei region. According to reports it is not exactly clear who is fighting who. The deputy head of northern intelligence and security forces has declared this area to be a war zone. At least 22 soldiers had been killed. Tensions on both sides have built up over the oil-rich Abyei border region.

Travellers to this region should be aware that the local situation is unstable and exercise extreme caution since open conflict can erupt at any time.

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