Crisis rages in Sudan
The Sudanese Air Force is bombing villages in rebel-controlled areas north of the regional capital of El Fasher, the international groups said. The number of civilian casualties is not known, the United Nations mission in Sudan said.
The Sudanese military denied the bombings were continuing.
Nigeria's president, Olusegun Obasanjo urged more support for a beleaguered African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur.
``It is not in the interests of Sudan, nor in the interests of Africa, nor indeed in the interests of the world, for us all to stand by and see genocide being developed in Darfur," Obasanjo, the leader of Africa's most-populous nation, told diplomats, UN and AU officials during a visit to Ethiopia.