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Arab Media

December 28, 2022

Source: Al Khaleej (UAE daily, with over 80,000 in circulation)
Headline: United Nations Accuse Khartoum of Hampering Darfur Hybrid Force Deployment
By: Emad Hasan

  • On the eve of leading Darfur peacekeeping mission, UN issued a statement accusing Sudan of hindering Darfur hybrid force’s deployment
  • The statement indicated that in addition to bureaucratic obstacles, the government in Sudan still objects to pledges from certain countries
  • The hybrid force is expected to protect aid workers and Darfur civilians, and provide an overall level of stability in war-torn region

Source: Al Khaleej (UAE daily, with over 80,000 in circulation)
Headline: Sudan Urges Arab Government to Fight Cyber Terrorism

  • Sudanese government called on members of Arab League to combat cyber terrorism by countering terrorists’ message of hate and violence with one that promotes peace and cooperation
  • It also urged vigilance in tracking and blocking terrorist cyber sites to protect innocent internet users

Source: Al Jazeera (Leading Arabic News Channel, headquartered in Qatar)
Headline: Chad Says Sudan Prepares to Attack Its Territory

  • Chadian authorities accused Sudan of plotting to attack its territory in an attempt to prevent European force deployment in eastern Chad as well as hybrid force in Darfur
  • Chad also accused Sudan of aiding, arming, and supporting Chadian rebel groups bent on destabilizing the regime in N’Djamena

Source: Asharq Al Awsat (Saudi-owned Pan-Arab daily with wide circulation)
Headline: Darfur Rebels Claim Downing of Sudan Plane
By: Ismail Adam

  • Justice and Equality Movement leader Khalil Ibrahim claimed that his forces downed a government plane in western Sudan and declared Darfur a no-fly zone
  • Khalil urged humanitarian organizations to seek his movement’s permission before flying over Darfur to avoid being hit, explaining that the government used these organizations’ logos on their planes in the past and attacked rebel positions and civilians
  • Khalil also announced that his forces have the city of Jeneina under siege


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