(UN News Centre) – After being granted access yesterday to investigate allegations of the mass rape of 200 women and girls in a town in North Darfur, Sudan, the African Union-United Nations hybrid mission has said that its team found no evidence confirming the claims and received no information regarding the purported acts. In a press statement today, the African Union–UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), said that, after receiving access, its verification team – which included representatives from police, military and civilian components – spent several hours yesterday touring Tabit village and interviewed a range of the residents, to ascertain the veracity of media reports this past week alleging the mass rapes.