Sudan’s Aerial Bombing Kills 3-Year-Old Girl, Wounds Mother in Nuba Mountains
ICC Note: The Sudanese government has reportedly been targeting and killing civilians and especially Christians in certain parts of the country. On Monday, a Sudanese warplane killed a 3-year old girl and her Christian mother. These attacks have been orchestrated by the Sudanese government since April of 2012, and the civilian death totals in these attacks has risen to 3,500. Since the secession of South Sudan in 2011, it appears that the Sudanese government is aiming to rid not only of militarized rebels, but also of Christians living in the increasingly radicalized Islamic country.
By Illia Djadi
5/28/15 Juba, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A Sudanese Air Force bomb on Monday (May 25) killed a 3-year-old girl and wounded her Christian mother at their home in Kauda, South Kordofan state, sources said.
In the latest civilian death in nearly 3,500 government bombings of civilian targets since April 2012, Kaka Abdu Kuku Tiral died after the bomb hit outside her home while her mother, Hamida Osman of the Sudanese Church of Christ, sustained a head injury, aid workers said.
Kauda is the political capital of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N), but there is no military installation near Osman’s house, they said. The area’s predominantly black ethnic Nuba people believe that since South Sudan split from Sudan in a 2011 referendum, the government’s goal of quashing SPLA-N rebels is also meant to rid the area of non-Arabs and Christianity.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said post-secession Sudan will adhere more exclusively to Islam and Arabic culture.
The warplanes on Monday (May 25) also targeted the compound of the Roman Catholic Diocese of El Obeid in Kauda, damaging windows and doors of a church facility there, the sources told Morning Star News.
Photo: Nine year-old student Kodi Butros Yagub was struck in the leg by shrapnel from a bomb, which struck a primary school for orphans in Kauda on Thursday