Officials say military forces were deployed to resolve the conflict between Fallata and Taisha tribes.

At least 36 people have been killed and dozens wounded after clashes between Arab and non-Arab tribes in South Darfur over the weekend.

The fighting broke out on Saturday between the Arab Taisha and ethnic African Fallata tribes in the remote Um Dafuq area of South Darfur, witnesses said.

Official news agency SUNA said calm was restored by Monday.

“Military forces were deployed to the areas of clashes to resolve the conflict between Fallata and Taisha tribes which left 36 killed and 32 wounded,” SUNA reported late on Sunday quoting South Darfur officials.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the clashes but similar fighting often erupts in the Darfur region

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