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Sudan 'bombs rebels' after talks

By Mark Doyle
BBC world affairs correspondent

Jibril Ibrahim (R) shakes hands with Sudanese government representative Amin Hassan Omar (L) in Doha, 17 February
The two sides reached a goodwill accord at talks in Doha on Tuesday

Rebels in Sudan say government planes have bombed them just a day after the two sides held confidence-building talks in the Gulf state of Qatar.

The two sides came to a goodwill agreement at the Doha talks, but did not sign a ceasefire.

Jibril Ibrahim, who led the rebel delegation, said government planes bombed rebel-held areas in the Darfur region, killing at least five people.

The US has accused government forces of genocide in Darfur in recent years.

Mr Ibrahim, speaking from Qatar, said he had been in touch with people in the field in Darfur.

He named five locations near the Jebel Marra mountain range that he said had been hit.

One included a camp for war displaced people, known as the Fallujah camp, where he said five people had been killed in the government's aerial attacks against rebels from the Justice and Equality Movement.

Fighting and peace talks often take place at the same time in Sudan.

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