AMIS Force Commander condemns the restrictions on AMIS flights by SLA/Minni
On 24 November, 2006 a medical mission was urgently dispatched to Muhajeria to evacuate an AMIS military personnel who was seriously ill, but SLA/Minni combatants prevented the flight from taking off claiming that they were not aware of its schedule before its landing. Due to the deteriorating state of the patient however, the flight was allowed to leave.
On November 26, two other AMIS flights met a similar fate when a Deputy Commander of the SLA/Minni Faction unilaterally refused their departure from Muhajeria and only let them off after uncalled for lengthy heated discussions with the AMIS Group Site Commander of Muhajeria.
The AMIS Force Commander Major-General Luke Aprezi strongly condemns the restrictions on AMIS flights by the SLA Minni Faction in the Muhajeria locality in South Darfur.
Furthermore, the AMIS Force Commander calls upon the leadership of the SLA/Minni Faction in Muhajeria to reign in their combatants in order to ensure that these acts against AMIS flights are not repeated again especially at this point when implementation of the DPA should be proceeding unhindered.
27 November, 2006, Khartoum