Nathaniel A. Raymond and Isaac L. BakerAugust 23, 2013 05:05
Commentary: Unanswered questions about the roles of UN agencies and the Sudanese government demand investigation.
Two Sudanese youths ride their motorcycle past a church in Kadugli, the capital of Sudan's war-torn South Kordofan state, on June 19, 2013. Insurgents from the Sudan People's Liberation Army-North, fighting since 2011 in South Kordofan, have since last year periodically shelled Kadugli. (EBRAHIM HAMID/AFP/Getty Images)
During the July 1993 Srebrenica massacre in the former Yugoslavia, UN peacekeepers failed to adequately prevent the mass killing of over 7,000 men and boys, according to a review by the UN Secretary General. Sadly, it appears that history may have repeated itself. As many as 7,000 men, women, and children were reported missing in the town of Kadugli, South Kordofan, Sudan on June 20, 2011. Their last confirmed location was just outside the “Protective Perimeter” of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) compound, where they had sought shelter and safety near UN peacekeepers.