Jabal Awliya (Jabal al Awliyā', Jebel Aulia, Gebel Aulia) is a village in the north-central part of Sudan, about 40 km south of Khartoum. Nearby is the Jebel Aulia Dam, built in 1937 by the British for the Egyptian government. Jabal Awliya became a refuge camp during the Second Sudanese Civil War, housing more than 100,000 inhabitants. On February 26, 1996, a Sudanese C-130 transport plane crashed at Jabal Awliya, killing 53.
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