Young boys, children soldiers sit on February 10, 2015 prepare to lay down their arms at a ceremony of the child soldiers disarmament, demobilization and reintegration in Pibor overseen by UNICEF and partners. AFP PHOTO/Charles LOMODONG
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Sudanese army troops raped more than 200 women and girls in a Darfur town last year, in a brutal attack that should be investigated as a crime against humanity, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.At least 221 women and girls were raped when the Sudanese army launched three waves of attacks over 36 hours, beginning on October 30, according to the report, based on accounts from dozens of Tabit residents.During a two-month investigation, HRW documented 27 incidents of rape and obtained credible information on an additional 194 cases from the Tabit attacks.The attack on Tabit occurred a few weeks before the Sudanese army launched an operation to crush insurgents in Darfur who have been fighting Khartoum since 2003 .Half a million people have been displaced by attacks in Darfur last year, and 70,000 during the first three weeks of 2015 .
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