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    Families flee Sudan's disputed region

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Tens of thousand of people have fled fighting in Sudan's Abyei region, a disputed territory between North and South Sudan and some reports say that North Sudanese troops have shot at four UN helicopters in the area.

    The reports come as representatives from the UN Security Council visit Southern Sudan, which voted for independence from the north in a referendum in January this year.

    Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros reports from Khartoum.