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SPLM-N clashes with Sudan’s army in South Kordofan

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September 22, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – Heavy fighting erupted Thursday in Sudan’s border state of South Kordofan after the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) attacked army positions, the latest sign of an escalating conflict.

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A huge explosion near a United Nations compound in South Kordofan state, Tuesday, June 14, 2011 (AP)

The SPLM-N claimed its troops “destroyed” two garrisons of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) after fierce fighting in Khor Al-Dulib area of Al-Rashad locality, 20 miles south of Al-Dilling town.

According to Gamar Dalman, the adviser to the SPLM-N’s chairman in South Kordofan, their troops inflicted heavy losses in lives on SAF and its aligned paramilitary forces. He further claimed that the SPLM-N had destroyed 13 vehicles laden with machine guns and seized a number of small arms and ammunition.

“The SPLM-N is determined to liberate all the towns of South Kordofan’s state,” he said in a press release seen by Sudan Tribune.

Reports of the fighting were corroborated by a UN source speaking on condition of anonymity to AFP.

The source said that the SPLM-N attacked at around 0530 and killed 12 SAF soldiers. According to the source, three vehicles including two private buses and a car belonging to an international NGO were caught in the crossfire. He also said that in the NGO vehicle a Sudanese staff member was killed and his driver seriously wounded.

Reports of battles in South Kordofan are difficult to verify independently due to restrictions on media access to the area.

Meanwhile, a local official has confirmed that the SPLM-N launched an attack on Khor Al-Dulib area, but claimed they suffered heavy losses.

Quoted by the Sudanese Media Center, a website believed to be run by the country’s intelligence services, the commissioner of Al-Rashad locality, Khalid Mukhtar, said that SAF had repulsed the attack, killing more than 30 SPLM-N attackers, including officers, and arresting two soldiers.

He also claimed SAF had seized a considerable amount of weapons left behind by the attackers who are “being chased by the armed forces in the bushes”

Mukhtar described the attack as “desperate,” saying that his locality was heavily guarded and witnessing a great deal of stability.

The genesis of the conflict dates to early June when Sudan decided to disarm SPLM-N fighters who were aligned with South Sudan which gained independence in July 2011.

Khartoum has banned the SPLM-N and vowed to “crush” the rebellion, but appears to be encountering a great difficulty in doing so.

Another bout of fighting erupted earlier this week around Talodi locality which the SPLM-N said it captured, a claim denied by the Sudanese army.

The SPLM-N also reported that SAF carried out aerial bombardment on a village whose residents refused to join the government’s paramilitary forces, according to an SPLM-N official.

Gamar Dalman said in a press release that an SAF airplane had dropped three bombs on Wirni village in Talodi locality and another bomb on the house of the village’s chief Abdul Rahman Al-Mahdi who died as a result.

The SPLM-N strongly denounced SAF’s aerial bombardment of civilian areas, adding that the attack on the village was a result of its people’s refusal to join the Popular Defense Forces (PDF) which is fighting alongside SAF.

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  • 23 September 2011 09:18, by Chier Akueny

    Congratulations to SPLA/M North, Black African people are not going to suffering under brabric ruling of Bashir again, please we are standing with you firmly in advise and spririt and else we can even do somethings so physical to assist you there.

    Remember, you can be sending vulnerable people to South Sudan for refuge because we are one and we will remain one forever. Leave Bashir to die on his own and stand firm to liberate yourselves from Stooge Arabs.

    Please, I know Nubians and funjs are courageous people and it is clear that they will succeed.

    Thanks again

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    • 23 September 2011 09:37, by zol aweer

      Good job my fellow comrade, i know Southern Kordufan is almost to be liberated. It is the nature of SAF to cheat on any attack by SPLA north, they will not say the truth Because they are losing every battle.
      SPLA north Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !
      Nuba Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !

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      • 23 September 2011 21:52, by akot

        it is good for SPLA/N to attack them first because they don’t know that the World is changing every second, this is not 1983 it is the different year 2011. the time of NCP is expired.
        long live Nuba Mountain.
        long live Blue Nile.

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    • 24 September 2011 05:59, by SSLA supporter

      SPLA/M North!! Which north? or you meant Sudan which is an entity of its own? or you just don’t recognise Sudan as an independent entity as it is not North anymore?

      Where were you my people when our country was divided? Names always come with meanings, like Sudan People Liberation Army/Movement used to be meaningful when Dr John Garang pretended to be fighting or standing up for the right of the marginalised people of Sudan but to everyone surprise, it was the SPLA/M that sidelined the marginalised by accepting the so-called self-determination of south Sudanese which inevitably led to the separation of Southern Sudan leaving the marginalised even more marginalised as we are now two separate entities and whatever take place in Sudan where the marginalised are left will be considered as pure Sudanese business and thus it is none of our business !!

      If you meant the SPLM of North Sudan, then, it doesn’t make any sense whatsoever because what used to be North Sudan when we were in unity now has become Sudan and what used to be south Sudan has now become a separate country and it has been renamed as the Republic of south Sudan with SPLA/M as its army and ruling party and SPLA/M Flag as its Flag!!

      So my people, what sense it makes to continue using this irrelevant name called SPLA/M North? SPLA/M needed to renamed if you want it to make sense to people of Sudan and RoSS!!

      Truly speaking, I would like to advise our beloved people of Southern Kordofan and Southern Blue Nile to abandon that pathetic and meaningless thing called SPLA/M and choose any relevant and practicable or feasible name for any party they may wish to form in line with the political updates in their region!!
      Sudan People Liberation Army / Movement (SPLA/M) is irrelevant even in the Republic of South Sudan as it is not appropriate any longer since when SPLA/M chose separation of southern Sudan over the unity of the country as it is just name without meaning!!

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  • 23 September 2011 10:23, by mohammed ali

    The war was started by Al Hilou after loosing the election which was testified by world wide observers as fair and clean.

    According to CPA the SPLA should disarm and the SAF has the full right to crush any rebillion and they are capable of doing that. Sudanese people support the national army and abide by the constitution.

    Those who celebrate this war should not cry when Sudan support rebillion in the South or block trade to the South. If the war extend to the South they will be the loosers.

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    • 23 September 2011 10:47, by sam Dut

      mohamed Ali.

      Sudan have been supporting rebellion in the South for long time.it is not new to us and believe me at the end, the NCP will be the losers.

      Second for the 21 years of war,South Sudanese were surviving without any trade with north.
      Regime change in Khartoum is the only solution to stability in the north Sudan.
      SPLM-N oyeeeeeeeeeee
      People of Darfur oyeeeeeeeeeee
      Change must happen in the north at all cost.

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    • 23 September 2011 10:54, by eye-of-an-eye

      Mohammed Ali
      We have no time to urge with you, blocking the trade to South will never affect South market, we have goods through Uganda, Kenya and direct from other countries by air cargos, is North who will be the losser in double, the war will continue to the last minutes of overthrowing the regime, this is all what the world is looking for, hence we only waiting the international community to sign on no fly zone in Sudan then you will see what will happen in a week time. we are going to redicle war in three direction Darfur-South Kordufan-Blue Nile state and even in East Sudan which is now preparing for that if you don’t know.

      I appreciate what SPLM-N did, thats is fair and we hope for an excellence soon.

      SPLM-N oyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
      horoma@myway.com

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    • 23 September 2011 12:37, by Logic

      Why don’t you just suck Bashir’s dick until SPLA-N reaches Khartoum, at least that way, his defeat wont be so bitter.

      Khartoum have been dividing African Sudanese for decades and depriving much of the country of much needed trade and development yet the people of the South prevailed. So stop your empty threats because they are meaningless to people who are fighting a just cause.

      You self proclaimed Black Arabs supremacists will lose sooner or later, its just a matter of time.

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    • 23 September 2011 12:53, by pabaak

      Ali, who started to disarm the SPLA/M? the NCP of North, you are making noise, go back back to history in which NCP is known for disrespecting of agreements, how do NCP thinks they can just disarm people who fought for more than 22 years for their freedom without any security arrangements, this itself is a stupid ideas. the reality is that nothing is going to stop SPLM/A to achieve new Sudan whether you like or not.

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    • 23 September 2011 13:41, by Runrach

      @ Mohamed Ali,

      It is always good and fair to enough admit your wrong doings than later giving in daylight at the last minutes.
      Honestly, What is taking place in these three regions is not about SPLM-N or Durfurians but it is a true ethnic cleansing, given the fact that.

      Why are there no fights with in the tropical Arab tribes Only black African tribes? That means the war is not about religion or political partsan but rational war. Anyway you guys are lucky enough to be ruled by the most wanted in the ICC top list. I don’t understand why you guys do go to musque on Friday ? What are asking God to do for you and the entire nation ? Bear in mind that thses very black nationals will soon or later rules over you better make up your mind before dawn break, otherwise you will nowhere to take refuge since Saudi Arab government has got no spare room for.NB: continue believe in Bashir and you will feel the same heat even Allah has got no more mercy on Bashir and his likes.

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  • 23 September 2011 10:41, by amokraanthiec ooyee

    Congratulation dear compatriotsSPLM-N of teaching SAF a lesson in which they will never forget.Bash it removed Cam rates Malik Agar after treating him like a dirt without knowing that he is virulent and pathogenic to be learned.Let the Stupid And Foolish=SAF taste the soup of Khor Al-Dulib in South Kordofan’s soil.God is gr8 or Alha if u want.

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  • 23 September 2011 11:48, by Mapuor

    Thats another protracted war.My dear Jallaba Dar fur war is going to eight years & you have not defeated them,how can you defeat Nuba & people of South Blue Nile & Dinka Ngok?

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  • 23 September 2011 13:24, by mohammed ali

    If you are talking about loss, South Sudan is already loosing.This year only more than 3000 had perished and about half a million displaced , not counting thousands who crossed the border to the RoS and 50% are of the population are starving hunderds already perished due simply to hunger.There are already 10,000 UN troops non of them accused the republic of Sudan of supporting the rebillion and tribal wars in the RoSS.

    You can go and trade with anyone you like , it is a free world. But your President was complaining that prices are high in the south due to trade blockade from the north. Am not inventing it! Or was he lying?

    Even if the SAF started to disarm SPLA militia it is it constitutional right and obligation. We have only one arm and this what the Sudanese people want and demand. Agar should dress as a civillian and disarm his militia Al Hilou as well . This will happen.

    It funny that you are congratulating yourseves for a clash during which Al Hilou millitia was defeated . You dream of victory made you to believe what they claimed! They will never defeat the SAF, EVER!

    We donnot want any war , but if imposed on us , we will win it!

    Logic,

    May be you are used of doing such things as your mother and sister before marriage probably even your father doing it ; such families like yours approves homosexualism ; they are very progressive and librals. Enjoy it!

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    • 23 September 2011 15:12, by malualdit

      Fuck you Mahemaed ali! of ROS, Why don’t reason enough in trying to view the current situation in those three regions of your so called ROS...
      By the way, you cann’t be blamed when talking in such way, it is all about protecting your dish from your soon to die Bashier. I guess you are well informed about the world’s position regarding your monolithic idealogies in which you always deny facts or realities of humanity. Why do you calim what you did not do?
      You are always tempted with lias that make you crazy in Khartoum. Did you personally come to Talodi? This is how you use those fool maliitias to fight for you as it happened during NIF’s Jihad formation. But this time, you run short and die flate.

      You are mistaken to say that ROSS has a practice of homosexuality. This alone can prove that you are out of your mind. Can you tell me why you are called Mahemmed? In case you do not want to tell me why, I just need to disclose that even Bashier is "loosy" ( does homosexual every year in their fake Mecca city of Saudi Arabia). Every Extremesist muslim does same sex sexualities. You who believe that the next phrophet will be born by a man take homosexuality as a bless in your Sharia. you are called Mohemmed just b’se of that believe.

      It is true that price in the South are raising as aresult of your blocaked but you are also suffering from the tress that your goods is ending up in Warehouse, what will do with them? will you sart fucking them as you fuck yourselves in Suadia? In economics, supply goes with the demand and consumption.Absence of both ensures negative consiquence to both parts

      It is not a good character to praise the death of innoccent people though you people in Your ROS call it an achivement, so ROSS has no hand in the cause of ethnic cleansing in Sudan..
      I therefore support the need for change in your country just for the sake of humanity and that must happen ......

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    • 23 September 2011 15:29, by malualdit

      Did you say ROSS does homosexuality? Okay can you tell me why you are named Mohmmend? in case you do not want to tell me why, I just need to disclose that all extreme mulslim even Bashir does same sex sexuality. Every year you use go go to your fake piligrimage in the city of Mecca of Suadia where you end up fucking yourselves in respect to your believe that the next phrophet will be born by a man.You are named Mohemmed in such a way that if you are fucked then you may produce the Rasul. homosexuality is a bless in your Islamic sharia yeah bitch. not even in a single South Sudanese’s dream.

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    • 23 September 2011 17:55, by Lokeji

      Dear mohed Ali

      Nothing can make me to doubt that, you are one of the NCP boys, because your writings are more or less like the speeches of Mr nafi ali nafi carrying no any sense of responsibility,but that is not my point here. It reads very ugly and shameful, when you get up proudly to render a statistical record of dead, displacement and starvation in south sudan caused by tribal war and rebels activities,while forgetting deliberately to remember that you have a triple scenario in Durfur, south kordufan and Blue nile enforced on them by their own government which is suppose to protect and defend them.Mr Ali, you are claiming that the sudanese people are supporting or backing the SAF in these wars( kordufan and blue nile) but that is untrue and that can be illustrated by the rejection of umma party refusal to the military solution in south kordufan and Blue nile through the mouth of Mr Sadig Al mahdi and also the position of popular congress party(PCP) is in coherence with Umma party then which people are you talking about? of course you know the momentum of Umma’s party supporters within sudanese community. please try to revisits your political calculations in south Kordufan and Blue nile, because this will lead to the end of NCP regime and escalation of turmoil in the sudan.
      Regarding sudan economy, the minister of finance is appealing to the arab nations to help in toping the 15% gap in the next year budget and kingdom of Saudi arabia is refusing to import meat from Sudan while the farmers of gum arabic are refusing to plant gum arabic trees because the government imposed on them huge taxes. What will NCP do, they have been cornered from all sides, Mr Ali it’s not in the interest of south sudan to see into it that this great nation(sudan)fall into her knees either economically or militarily but our interest is to boost good trade and corporation between the two countries, khartoum have the goods and juba( near future Ramciel) presents the best market for your goods, instead of juba opening the environment to east african countries, it’s better to give you the upper hand.
      Concerning homosexuality,although it had been illustrated in sudan penal code of 1991 under article 148 regarding homosexuality as an illegal act but still,it’s rate is drastically increasing especially in khartoum.There is a website called sudanvotes published an article yesterday, the heading is "Quietly Sudan’s underground gay movement grows online" the article also contain some notes from the novel of Emad Al beleik who narrated the story of murdered sudanese business man who was having a double identity. According to the article, there is an online gay organization in sudan called " A gay right organization" which was founded in Dec 2006 with 12 members but now 400 members online and 600 in twitter. their main objective is quietly campaigning for the greater acceptance of homosexuality in sudan. Now they have form a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community in sudan with a greater acceptance among university students.
      Mr Ali,to deny reality does not mean that you have deal away with but you are inviting people to check into the matter critically,please learnt to accept your weaknesses than to be insisting in hypocrisy.
      Finally i wish that NCP becomes rational and try to sit down with these movements( Darfur, South Kordufan and Blue Nile)to trace out a peaceful solution to this wars than their usual unsuccessful solution(military solution)

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  • 23 September 2011 14:51, by Chuangah

    To mohamed Ali, We south sudanes, nubians,and funj will not suffer even though you blocked all your borders our land and our nile will let us suffer and if we also divert water nile you will be the one suffering, one day God will give Nubians and Funj their right they are the right owners of sudan though you are persecuting their civillians, for me it is better to die than to live in suffering in the hands of the Arab. arabs always hate those who speak their rights,
    they kill you using Allah,they divert your mind totally so that you dont think of anything.then they kill you like what they did in darfur, kordufan and funj. My congratulation goes to the people of nuba and funj for their wonderfull victories, thats raise our morale up . We will always stand behind you and will always be south sudanese.

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  • 23 September 2011 16:02, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    South Sudan oyee, SPLA-N oyee, Nubian people oyee.
    I am sure that the SPLA-N will win by all mean. My advise to all Nubian people is that you should have to fight very hard in order to get freedom. In this world, you can not be in a good freedom without facing any risky. You should have to face the risky first, and then later on you will get the freedom.

    When I recalled about the way Nubian people died in "Gilo River" in 1991, I am sure that Nubian people will not relinquish themselves to Arabs. Nubian people are very strong people and I don’t think Arabs will over-come them whether in term of a military confrontation, or in a political dialect.

    Nubian people oyee. Please keep your hearts strong and don’t ever give up.

    By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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    • 24 September 2011 14:25, by Epuol

      South Sudan Oyeeeeeeeeee
      Nubian peoples and the blue nile oyeeeeeeeeeeeee.

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      • 28 September 2011 21:21, by Nubamountain

        The Nuba people are confident, it is a matter of time and the tyrants will park their ragged bags and look for hideouts holes, we shall follow them and smoke their them out. Darfur and blue Nile are also joining us on board, those are our comrades in the struggle of dmocratic sudan. Thank you all comrades and let us work together to liberate sudan off the eveil leaders like the bloody bashir clic

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