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Chinese company attacked in South Kordofan: SAF

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January 28, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) on Saturday announced that fighters from the Sudan People Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) launched an assault on the site of a Chinese construction company in South Kordofan.

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Governor of South Kordofan Ahmed Haroun (Reuters)

SAF spokesperson al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad was quoted by state media as saying that the unnamed company is working in the construction of the roads between the towns of Al-Abbasiya and Rashad near al-Magrah area.

He said that the army is pursuing the rebels who fled the area adding that they have no information on casualties.

The governor of South Kordofan Ahmed Haroun confirmed the attack and accused SPLM-N of targeting development in the region.

"This attack targets the security and stability of these companies and tends to halt the big development projects in the state. Everybody is aware that the Chinese company is operating on a vital sector of the circular road which has been a dream for the people of the state, particularly at the eastern part, for tens of years," Haroun said.

Haroun asserted that SAF has immediately and firmly dealt with the situation adding that the situation needs a high degree of wisdom so that none of the 35 people working in the company, most of them Chinese, are harmed.

Sudan’s oil-producing state of South Kordofan, which borders the newly independent state of South Sudan and the war-battered region of Darfur, descended into violence since last June when SAF clashed with SPLM-N led by Abdul Aziz al-Hilu.

The conflict in South Kordofan, which escalated into heavy artillery and aerial bombardment, is believed to have been erupted after SAF attempted to forcibly disarm SPLM fighters. The violence also followed contentious gubernatorial elections in which Haroun, the incumbent governor of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP), was declared winner over his deputy Al-Hilu who disputed the result saying the vote was rigged.

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  • 29 January 2012 07:07, by Logic

    Haroun the criminal.

    Nobody takes your statements seriously, you’re an NCP puppet, murderer and a thief as you blatantly stole the May 2010 elections. You are not even from South Kurdofan you coward, the day will come when you’ll be a captive behind bars begging for mercy for the crimes you have committed against your own people.

    Haroun = Slave mentality dressed up in Islamic misinterpretations.

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  • 29 January 2012 07:39, by Ambowl Papakayo

    Liars Sawarmi and Haroun. In south Kurdofan, we don’t fight developers but rather those that are against it like the two of you. I know you’re talking of roads which you’ll use to intensify massacres there but we are all aware of your plans this round, therefore, we won’t allow even single centimeter of our land for your advancement until we kick all of you out of Sudan!

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  • 29 January 2012 10:14, by Lang

    "Sudan rebels say they captured 29 Chinese workers
    (AFP) – 40 minutes ago "
    you cannot trust any news coming from the terrorist government.

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    • 29 January 2012 10:16, by Lang

      I hope they do not kill the chinese but I hope it will make the company they work for pull out of this area instead of helping road construction that will assist saf to in kill nuba.

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      • 29 January 2012 10:48, by John

        I used to believe infrastructure was build for the good of people, and now I know it only benefits SAF.

        US & Euro build so many highways and be proud of their networks, how stupid are they!

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  • 29 January 2012 12:21, by pabaak

    This is a warning to Chinese companies that North Sudan is not safe for them, they need to reconsidered their relationship with NCP led government in Khartoum. Otherwise they will lost a lot of their assets due to behaviors of NCP that seek more enemies for themselves and neighboring countries.

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  • 29 January 2012 12:39, by Legacy Elites

    Chinese and Russians are always on the side of criminal regimes who murder innocent civilians. Those chinese must not be released untill China stops its evil hand in Kordofan and Nuba Mountain genocide

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    • 29 January 2012 12:53, by Legacy Elites

      SAF is now preparing to launch the largest and biggest genocide against the trapped civilians who have failed to escape the recent genocide in the area. They are now preparing the airport in Kadugli to fly the Russian Antonov to bomb civilians and refugees. They are also constructing roads into civilians areas not for development but for SAF use to carry out genocide against the Nubians before the

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      • 29 January 2012 13:04, by Legacy Elites

        . . . for SAF use to carry out genocide against the Nubians before the rainy season starts next month. That is why they are in a hurry now. This roads must be stopped and the new airstrip in Talodi for Antonov use must be destroyed. These chiese are legitimate targets, they don’t have any humanity feelings

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