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Sudan signs deal with liberation and justice movement (LJM) second armed group in Darfur .

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Doha (Alshahid) – Sudanese government has on Thursday in Doha signed cease fire agreement with liberation and justice movement (LJM) second armed group in Sudanese western region of Darfur.

LJM consists of ten rebel groups resisting the government of Albashir in Darfur . This comes only few weeks after signing similar treaty with Justice and equality movement (JEM) led by Khalil Ibrahim, one of the most powerful armed groups in volatile region.

The agreement, featured a temporary ceasefire and terms guiding future peace negotiations, was inked by Ghazi Salahuddin, advisor to the Sudanese president and LJM leader Tijani Sisse Mohammad.

Also present were mediators from African union, Arab league and representative of the Qatar government that was mediating the peace process between the warring parties.

The Sudanese vice president Ali Osman Taha has hailed the agreement as significant step towards peace and promised that his government will engage in further peace talks in order to return peace into the region.

The war in Darfur that surged in 2003 between the government and rebels groups has left more than 300,000 dead and around 2.7 million people displaced.

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