Siteib (10 Jan 2011)

A convoy of buses and trailers carrying returnees traveling south to vote in the referendum was reportedly ambushed by Misseriya tribesmen in the village of Siteib, roughly 80km north west of Abyei, on the north side of the north-south border, between Aweil in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State and Dabak in Southern Kordofan State. Reports indicated that 10 people were killed, 18 wounded.  The original number of vehicles in the convoy remains unconfirmed, though 22 buses and the known survivors were reportedly taken to Dilling in South Kordofan State. On Wednesday 12 January, the Southern Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (SSRRC) confirmed that it will delay sending new convoys until the safety and security of buses can be assured. (Gettleman, Jeffrey. "More Votes, and More Deaths, in Southern Sudan." NYT 11 Jan. 2011. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/12/world/africa/12sudan.html?_r=1&ref=africa and "Southern Sudanese Civilians Killed in Ambush." BBC Africa 11 Jan. 2011. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12161691 and Fick, Maggie. "Returning Southern Sudanese face attack and robbery along the way." AP. 31 Jan. 2011. Retrieved from http://www.thenational.ae/news/worldwide/africa/returning-southern-sudan... and OCHA 13 Jan. 2011. Retrieved from http://www.unsudanig.org/new_gateway/returnee/110113%20-%20OCHA%20Return...)

Sources & Related Media: 

1. "Southern Sudanese Civilians Killed in Ambush." BBC Africa 11 Jan. 2011. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12161691 2. Benham, Jason and Jeremy Clarke. "Ten Killed in Sudan Ambush at South Votes: Minister." Reuters Canada 11 Jan. 2011. Retrieved from http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCATRE7072N820110111 3. "N. Bahr el Ghazal State Says Figures for Returnees Killed in Ambush Could Be Over 10." Sudan Tribune 13 Jan. 2011. Retrieved from http://www.sudantribune.com/N-Bahr-el-Ghazal-State-says,37597 4. "South Sudan Army Accuses Mesiria Tribe of Killing 10 Southerners" Xinhua 11 Jan. 2011. Retrieved from http://english.cri.cn/6966/2011/01/11/1461s614781.htm 5. Gettleman, Jeffrey. "More Votes, and More Deaths, in Southern Sudan." New York Times 11 Jan. 2011. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/12/world/africa/12sudan.html?_r=1&ref=africa 6. "Sudan: South Sends High Level Delegation to Abyei After Several Clashes" AllAfrica 11 Jan. 2011. Retrieved from http://allafrica.com/stories/201101130190.html