June 9, 2011 (JUBA) – The north Sudan army today carried out intensive air attacks in South Sudan’s Unity state, a state minister has told Sudan Tribune.
The attacks, which occurred from 7-8AM in the morning, were reported by the minister of information in Unity state, Gideon Gatpan Thoar.
Thoar told Sudan Tribune on Thursday that two Antonov airplanes belonging to the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), north Sudan army, carried out the dawn attacks in a place called Jau in Pariang County of the state near the North-South borders.
Thoar further said that SAF’s Antinov airplanes, which he said were targeting the positions of division nine of the South Sudan army, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), instead hit the settlements of civilian populations in the area. The number of casualties was not immediately confirmed.