Since the end of July the predominantly Christian villages of the Kaya region of southern Sudan have been subjected to systematic bombing by the Sudanese Air Force.
The aerial attacks on the Kaya tribesmen mark yet another escalation of the Islamic governments’ war against the Christian South. The bombing seems to be designed to strike terror amidst the civilian population and to undermine resistance to the planned dry-season ground assault. Over 100 000 people lost their homes and fled the bombing.
Since 1956 the successive Muslim governments of Sudan have waged a series of wars against the Christian and animist black population in the South. The Muslim leaders are determined to impose Islamic law even on the Christians.