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Obama Calls for Cease-Fire in Sudan

Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 09:40 AM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama urged Sudan's governmenton Wednesday to halt military actions in a troubled border state and called for a cease-fire to end bloody violence as the south prepares for independence due in early July.

"The government of Sudan must prevent a further escalation of this crisis by ceasing its military actions immediately, including aerial bombardments, forced displacements and campaigns of intimidation," Obama said in an audio message issued through the government-funded Voice of America network.

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