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Europe Adds to Pressure to End Conflict in Darfur

July 25, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

European allies joined the United States in pressuring Sudan to end a conflict in the western region of Darfur that threatens millions of lives and has been labeled genocide by the U.S. Congress.

As French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier prepared to visit Darfur, Britain's top military commander, Gen. Mike Jackson, said his country could muster 5,000 troops to intervene in Darfur.

The European Union's top diplomat, Javier Solana, urged Sudan to disarm the Arab militias accused of razing black African villages.

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