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Rebel groups attack Sudanese army in North Darfur


March 6, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — The rebel group Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said today that its fighters, jointly with another rebel faction, have ambushed a Sudanese army convoy in North Darfur state.

JEM spokesperson, Gibreel Adam Bilal said in a press statement given to Sudan Tribune that their troops, jointly with the Sudan Liberation Movement –Unity (SLM-Unity) of Abdellah Yahia attacked the convoy at Baashim in North Darfur at 4:00pm local time.

He claimed that they crashed the mobile government force which is composed of 138 vehicles and eight military tanks. He added that they will release soon the details of casualties inflicted on the Sudanese army.

The Sudanese army spokesperson was not available to comment on the attack.

The SLM-Unity faction is not member of the rebel Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) which pledges to topple the Sudanese regime. But Gibreel said that this attack is part of SRF strategy against Khartoum.

SRF believe they should undertake several military operations at the same time in different locations with the aims of dispersing the efforts of the Sudanese army and gradually reduce its strength.

Asked whether small factions that fight besides JEM have any link with the SRF, the rebel spokesperson said their allies like SLM-Unity and SLM-Ali Karbino have demanded to join the alliance and their demands will be considered soon.

JEM, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SPLM-AW) and Minni Minnawi (SPLM-MM) are the three Darfur rebel groups who agreed to join with the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) to form a joint military command.

The UN Security Council (UNSC) today called on the Sudanese government to engage in talks with the SPLM-N on the basis of a framework agreement signed on 28 June 2011 but rejected by Sudanese president.

With regard to Darfur rebel groups the United Nations and the African Union are studying a road map aiming to bring them to join the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur.


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  • 7 March 2012 09:41, by Darkangel

    138 vehicles and eight military tanks crushed !!!
    The incompetent army of South Sudan couldnt do that ! You small parasites of bandits claim this nonsense propaganda ! Ha Ha Ha

    And where ? In North Kordufan ! Your entire force of 1500 SRF and backing of SPLM couldnt take the tiny town of Jau. Running away like cowards using hit and miss tactics ! The UN made it clear & condemned the rebel forces

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    • 7 March 2012 09:44, by Darkangel

      I suggest you listen to this UN statement very carefully !

      Sudan - Security Council Meeting
      06 March 2012


      I also suggest your UN member have the dignity and speak in his own language ! Like other proud nations do !

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      • 7 March 2012 12:13, by Rommel


        I am genuinely curious... Have any of Sudan’s ambassadors ever address the UN in any of the Nubian dialects!? Or are the language (s) of your ancestors beneath your "dignity"? How dignifying was your pact (Baqt) with the *Arabs* who subsequently had you adopt their language in lieu of your own!?

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        • 7 March 2012 12:53, by Darkangel

          No wise ass ! Arabic is spoken by ALL Sudanese, no matter what their ethnicity. It has been spoken for hundreds of years. The Nubian ’dialect’ you moron is not used. I am talking about 2 day march 2012. South Sudan didnt inherent english and is spoken by a ’privileged’ 1% of the population. Unlike arabic which is spoken by 90% of the South ! Stick those facts up your edited history book.

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          • 7 March 2012 15:52, by Rommel


            Behaving like an ire infant seldom solves anything, child.

            The thematic hinge of your post seems to be as follows:

            If an adventitious population engages you in war and subsequently imposes a humiliating ’treaty’ upon you, requiring you to provide them with hundreds of slaves yearly and eventually has you adopt their language, religion and culture to the point that it sweeps

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            • 7 March 2012 16:09, by Rommel

              aside any and every indigenous language previously spoken; and once you have forsaken your native languages and engage in advancing and proliferating the use of this alien language upon the general population for centuries on end... you can now call it your own.

              How silly of me... how could I not see the "dignity" in providing foreign powers with hundreds of slaves from your own population!

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              • 7 March 2012 16:22, by Rommel

                How can I not see the dignity in abandoning the language and identity of your ancestors for those who you had previously engaged in perennial war with.

                Pray tell, would it be cogent for South Sudan to consider English a native language after it has been in use for hundreds of years by the population at large!? Because this seems to be what your facile argument is predicated upon.

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    • 7 March 2012 13:09, by alidrisy

      we regret cause the fatality are marginalized we were waiting for north entities to face this to understand the meaning of the peace ,all parts of Sudan in fire except mid north ,,, will come soon ,, good work brave men of JEM

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    • 7 March 2012 13:27, by Chok Deng

      Well done SLM_Unity! kill them and condemn their remanents,they are mercenaries don’t give more details;it is understood by understandable people.Only NCP who cannot understand this language.

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    • 7 March 2012 14:36, by Anti Dinka’s

      excellence Move khartoum is already feeling the fire is getting closer
      this is the only way for forward to Peace & Love Between Junubeen & Jalabeen
      Burning Khartoum to ashes will help Junubeen Forgive Jalabeen

      with out this anything else will never ever work

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  • 7 March 2012 09:42, by RUMBEK ONE

    Attack and kill any military-uniformed Arab but do not rape them. Arabs are treacherous people that exchange favors done to them with their wastes. Deal with them........

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    • 7 March 2012 09:46, by Darkangel

      Look you racist pest and insect ! The Sudanese army is made up of people from darfur, Nuba mountains and Blue Nile. All tribes, not just arabs. Plus arab or not they all speak arabic just like 90% of South Sudan. Even you national Tv is in arabic.

      Second the SPLA Dinka army shouldnt be talking.

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      • 7 March 2012 13:09, by Robot

        Dark ass,
        i think you don’t know more facts about the war fought for the last two decades.
        Sudan’s Bashir should leave peacefully or he is going to die like Gaddafi, morons who are feasting on bread in khartoum every four hours should realize the danger coming and let problematic Bashir surrender.

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  • 7 March 2012 09:46, by Deng

    Good Job to JEM,

    weaken the SAF forces and SRF will ride over them soon

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  • 7 March 2012 21:55, by Longa

    My thumb is up! Long tick for true liberators of Sudan.Kick-out the blood sickers and quack leaders in Khartoum. This is your century,you cannot continue to be mismanaged by a minority that controls the majority of the Sudanese like "herds." You effect Change at the centre not periphery.

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    • 7 March 2012 23:13, by Kurnyel

      Mabuuruk wa lekum ya shabab Darfur congratulations for killing those ruthless, thugs and gang of mother fucker donkey Omer Bashir regime in Khartoum.The only way out for you people of the North is the regime change of that is the only solution to the Northerners in Khartoum, Bashir government just blindfolding you that the Southerners are having problem with you, that is not correct. We are one br

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      • 8 March 2012 00:44, by panom lualbil

        PRESIDENT Kiir should supply rebels of darfur with the most inflicted weapons to fuck arabs up so quick. Because mr. bashir was the one who used nuers against dinka during spla/m struggle. We shouldnt suppose to say, ’’hornbil’s problem is hornbil’s problem’’ but everybody’s problem in reprisal now.

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