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Sudan Liberation Movement/Army - Minni Minnawi Faction (SLM/A-MM) (Sudan)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 162
Country: Sudan
Date formed: May 5, 2006
Details of Formation: The SLM/A - Minni Minnawi faction took part in the armed rebellion in Darfur against the Sudanese government. In 2006, the SLM/A - Minni Minnawi faction signed a separate peace agreement with Khartoum and turned against its former allies and civilians in Darfur. During 2007, however, Janjaweed militias and the Sudanese army also attacked the SLM/A - Minni Minnawi faction. At the end of 2007, the peace agreement (and the cooperation) with Khartoum still exists, but its future is unclear.
Date dissolved: Unknown
Details of Termination:
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): person/minister; state/military institution
Training and Equipment no information
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: domestic government; plunder and loot
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s): cooperation is based on a peace agreement
Membership: ethnic; former rebels
Location: Northern Darfur, Southern Darfur
Force Strength: [4000, 8000]
Target(s): civilians; rebels, insurgents, or other armed group; ethnic group; regular military force; aid workers; international peacekeeping force
Purpose(s): protect state, national or religious institutions; intimidation of ethnic/religious groups
Other Information: - the situation in the Darfur region of Sudan is characterised by fragmented rebel movements and ethnic divisions; even before the peace agreement between the SLM/A - Minni Minnawi faction and Khartoum, there were several serious divisions between the rebel movements - the Sudanese goverments successfully used the peace agreement to sharpen these divisions - another consequence of the peace deal was the increased fragmentation of the SLM/A - Minni Minnawi faction itself - at the end of 2007, it becomes obvious that the peace agreement has served its purpose and is increasingly ignored by Khartoum.