300 Killed in Sudan

It is reported that many of the 300 killed in fighting near Malakal, Sudan, were civilians, according to BBC News.  The fighting was between the government forces and rebels, and is said to be a serious breach of a 2005 agreement.

Though most of the dead are believed to be soldiers, it was in a civilian area and so many civilians were killed also.

There are currently 10,000 UN peacekeeper in southern Sudan.

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