Attack on African Union peacekeepers
The Abu Garda case relates to a 29 September 2007 attack on the African Union peacekeeping mission stationed at the Haskanita Military Group Site during the internal conflict between government and rebel forces. Twelve peacekeepers were killed and a further eight severely wounded in addition to destroyed communication, installations, dormitories, vehicles, and other materials.
The attack on the MGS Haskanita was allegedly carried out by splinter forces of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) rebel group, under the command of Abu Garda, the chairman and general coordinator of military operations of the United Resistance Front. The ICC prosecutor alleged that Abu Garda and other commanders agreed on a common plan to attack the MSG Haskanita.