UN Security Council condemns Khartoum on Abyei military invasion
The UN Security Council on Friday "strongly condemned" the Sudanese government for maintaining military control over Abyei that has caused the displacement of thousands of civilians from he disputed border town.
The 15-nation council called for Khartoum to "ensure immediate halt to all looting, burning, and illegal settlement", dpa reported.
The oil-rich Abyei region straddles the border between North and South Sudan and has been the subject of dispute between the two parts of Sudan since the south decided to secede from the north in a referendum in January.
Abyei's status remains undecided because the inhabitants there failed to vote on its own future.
Sudanese government troops invaded Abyei last month. This week Khartoum asked the UN to terminate its mission in Sudan in July, which has been monitoring a peace agreement between north and south since 2005.