Hijacked Sudan Airliner on the Ground in Libya

Former Darfur rebels among 102 still aboard as talks continue
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2008 3:14 PM CDT
Sudanese members of a Darfur rebel group attend trial.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A Sudanese flight hijacked today after lifting off from a Darfur airport has landed in Libya, the AFP reports. Authorities are still negotiating with hijackers; three former members of a rebel group are said to be among 102 on board. Yesterday, the UN reported 33 dead after a clash between the Sudanese military and refugees in the region. “I’m not sure if it’s connected,” a rebel leader said, “but it’s related to that.”