... Aid agencies say 200,000 people have been killed in Darfur since the conflict flared in 2003.
And in remarks that sparked furious criticism by opposition parties, Bashir said the extent of the humanitarian crisis in Darfur and the number of dead had been grossly overstated.
"Counting all those killed in battles between the armed forces, the rebels and the tribes, the number does not reach 9,000," Bashir said in a news conference on Monday broadcast live to nine countries.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
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