According to reports off the wire, the Sudanese army is claiming to have captured the town of Muhajiriya in South Darfur. The reports sound credible, and our own analysts suggest that Justice and Equality Movement, or JEM, rebels that had been holding the town pulled out to positions 50 or 60 kilometers outside of Muhajiriya this morning. There were also additional aerial attacks by the Sudanese government this morning. Several large questions loom. What will happen to the civilians in the town? Why have the U.N. and the international community at large failed to respond to the repeated offensive aerial attacks launched by Khartoum in violation of numerous existing agreements? Will the U.N. be cowed by Sudan’s efforts to heat things up on the ground as a means to put pressure on the International Criminal Court and forestall an arrest warrant for President Bashir on charges of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity?