Agence France-PresseMarch 13, 2014 15:32
Worsening violence in the Darfur region of western Sudan spread to another town on Thursday, where a rebel commander said his forces were in control.
"This evening our troops captured Mellit town," Minni Minnawi, who heads a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army, told AFP.
Mellit is more than 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur where insecurity has worsened this month.
Sudan's army spokesman could not immediately be reached but a witness, who asked not to be named, reported "shooting and explosions" in Mellit.