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North, South Sudanese Clash in Abyei During Visit by UN Mission

Clashes continued in Sudan’s disputed region of Abyei after the main town was taken over by the northern Sudanese Armed Forces, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan said.

“This morning fighting was ongoing,” Kouider Zerrouk, a spokesman for the UN mission, said by telephone from Khartoum, the Sudanese capital. The violence comes as a UN Security Council delegation arrived for a three-day visit to the country.