UN mission finds no evidence of Darfur 'mass rape'

In a photo released by the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on July 2, 2014, women and children stand in a village in South DarfurA UN mission said Monday it has found no evidence Sudanese troops had raped 200 women and girls in the Darfur region, where insurgents are battling government forces. Local media reported soldiers entered Tabit in North Darfur after one of their troops went missing last month and raped 200 women and girls. Sudanese troops denied peacekeepers access to the area last week, but the United Nations said a patrol reached Tabit on Sunday, spending several hours interviewing residents. “The team neither found any evidence nor received any information regarding the media allegations,” the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said in a statement.

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