Middle East Economic Survey


No 21



Further Fighting In Abyei Strains Sudans Peace Accord

At least 20 Sudanese soldiers were killed during fierce fighting on 20 May between the Sudanese army and members of the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) in the contested oil-rich town of Abyei. An unspecified number of SPLA fighters were killed. Each side blamed the other for the outbreak of violence. UN officials were trying to set up a meeting of northern and southern generals to...