Maker-Adhar (7 Jan 2011)

Over the course of three days of clashes between armed Misseriya and southern policemen in the Maker Abior area, as many as 76 people were reported dead. While casualty figures are disputed, according to SPLA officials, 26 policemen and 50 Misseriya were killed in the clashes.  At the same time, Misseriya leaders have accused the SPLA of deploying not police, but soldiers, in the area--as many as 1,000 troops according to one account.

Sources & Related Media: 

Howden, Daniel. "A Border Region Caught in the Middle as Sudan Prepares to Split." The Independent 15 Jan. 2011. Retrieved from http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/a-border-region-caught-in-the-middle-as-sudan-prepares-to-split-2185174.html