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Rights Group: Sudan Still Sends Weapons to Darfur

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Rights Group: Sudan Still Sends Weapons to Darfur

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Rights Group: Sudan Still Sends Weapons to Darfur

Rights Group: Sudan Still Sends Weapons to Darfur

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Amnesty International says Sudan's government continues to send weapons to Darfur in violation of a peace treaty and a U.N. arms embargo.

Amnesty International released photos of military aircraft, including Russian-made attack helicopters and Antonov planes, that it says belonged to the Sudanese government, at an airport in west Darfur. The photos also show containers being loaded onto military trucks.

The human rights group urged the United Nations to give its planned peacekeeping force for the region the authority to confiscate weapons from combatants.