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Arab Pastoralists (Sudan)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 433
Country: Sudan
Date formed: April 15, 1987
Details of Formation: Nomadic or semi nomadic. First mention is of the Baggara rather than referred to as 'Arab Pastoralists.' Major tribal group the Rizaygat or Rizaigat a Baggara clan. Close relationship with Janjaweed, and overlapping membership, but sources assert some separation.
Date dissolved: Unknown
Details of Termination:
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): state/military institution
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: domestic government
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ethnic; religious; village/rural
Location: Darfur, Gogrial, Aweil
Force Strength: [unknown, 30000]
Target(s): civilians; rebels, insurgents, or other armed group; ethnic group
Purpose(s): self-defense and security; intimidation of ethnic/religious groups; fight insurgents
Other Information: