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House Urges Action on Darfur 'Genocide'

July 23, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

The House unanimously passed a resolution declaring that genocide was occurring in Sudan's Darfur region, where Arab militias are accused of attacking black Africans.

Resolution backers hope to pressure the United Nations to take action. The measure urges President Bush to seek U.N. sanctions, a multinational force and an investigative body. The Senate has not acted.

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