Sudan air strikes causing `huge suffering`: UN

Intensified air strikes in Sudan`s embattled border state of South Kordofan on Tuesday were causing "huge suffering" to the civilian population and endangering emergency aid, the United Nations said.

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2011, 23:55 PM IST

Khartoum: Intensified air strikes in Sudan`s embattled border state of South Kordofan on Tuesday were causing "huge suffering" to the civilian population and endangering emergency aid, the United Nations said.

"We are extremely concerned about the bombing campaign, which is causing huge suffering to the civilian population and endagering humanitarian assistance," Kouider Zerrouk, spokesman for the UN Mission in Sudan.

"The intensive bombing by SAF (the Sudanese Armed Forces -- northern army) in the past week is continuing in Kadugli and Kauda, where jet fighters dropped 11 bombs at 10:30 this morning (0730 GMT), apparently targeting an airfield," he added.

Bureau Report