Sudanese Vice President Hassabo Mohammed Abdel Rahman, directly addressing several hundred army and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) soldiers (December 2014, the beginning of the “dry season campaign”):
“Hassabo told us to clear the area east of Jebel Marra.
To kill any male. He said we want to clear the area of insects…
He said East Jebel Marra is the kingdom of the rebels.
We don’t want anyone there to be alive.”
(Human Rights Watch, September 2015)