A Janjaweed leader points the finger at Khartoum:
Evidence that Sudan's government is backing Arab militias in Darfur has come from a leader of the forces, US-based Human Rights Watch has said.
Musa Hilal, named by the US as a Janjaweed leader, told the group that militia attacks on ethnic Africans were directed by Sudanese army commanders.
"These people get their orders... from Khartoum," he said in an interview transcript released by the group.
The Sudanese government has strongly denied supporting the militias.
Human Rights Watch said Mr Hilal made the allegations during a videotaped interview in Arabic, conducted in September last year.
The group released part of the interview on Wednesday, saying that translation and formatting of the tape had delayed its publication.
"All the people in the field are led by top army commanders," Mr Hilal told researchers during the interview.
"These people get their orders from the Western command centre and from Khartoum."