Sudan Gov't Fighting Christians for Oil-Rich Land

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In the border region between North and South Sudan, dictator Omar Bashir's forces are waging war against Christians and others over land disputes.

The oil-rich city of Kadugli is one area that's expected to become part of South Sudan when it declares independence July 9.

"My office was burned down and the cyber cafe...also [the] cathedral was burned, the Church of Christ was burned as well," said Bishop Andulu Elnail, with the Episcopal Church of Sudan.

"My house was fired and my chaplain escaped through a window. He was arrested later and tortured," he said. "And my people are scattered. My staff are scattered all over and it really is very terrible."

Stories like Elnail's are happening throughout the town of Kadugli in the Nuba mountains.

CBN News spoke with Jonathan Hutson, director of communications for the Enough Project, about this.  The group monitors the situation in Sudan to bring attention to the atrocities done by Bashir's regime.  Click play for his comments.

Also, watch Bishop Elnail's entire interview with CBN News here.

This week, North Sudan's aircraft and ground troops attacked Kadugli. Dozens are dead and at least 60,000 have fled their homes.

Elnail said the North wants the region's oil and to destroy the religious and ethnic populations there.

"The Arabs, they're dominating the power and they don't want Christians," he explained. "They want Sharia law, which is not for the Christians. And because most of the Christians are black - that's why they target them."

Bishop Elnail added that the fighting is keeping humanitarian agencies from bringing food and water to those displaced by the fighting.

He's calling on the United States and the international community to stop the attacks so aid can get to the victims.

Learn how you can help bring light to the hostile situation in Sudan by visiting Sudan Now.   Also, contact the White House online or at (202)-456-1414 to urge action from the Obama administration.

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