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Sudan’s Bashir vows imminent liberation of border town

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November 2, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir today spoke of an imminent attack on a rebel stronghold in the Blue Nile state heightening fears of new clashes in the coming days.

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Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir (AFP)

Addressing supporters in the twin capital city of Omdurman, Bashir said that Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and Popular Defense Forces (PDF) units are on the outskirts of al-Kurmuk town.

The Sudanese leader underscored that his forces are determined to perform Eid al-Adha prayers in the town which contains bases of Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM-N) led by Malik Agar. Bashir described SPLM-N forces there as ’mercenaries.’

Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha religious holiday, which will begin on Sunday.

The Blue Nile state was the scene of fighting between SAF and SPLM-N since early September. Agar at the time was elected governor of the state but was sacked by Bashir shortly afterwards under his constitutional powers to impose emergency laws.

Agar accused the SAF of firing on his convoy and thus triggering the fighting between the two sides. The SPLM-N was flushed out of most of the state in the fighting that ensued and is now believed to be confined to the town of Kurmuk.

Residents who fled the state said that SAF is conducting aerial bombardments in Kurmuk, causing widespread havoc and casualties among civilians.

The United Nations says about 27,500 Sudanese refugees have streamed into Ethiopia since the fighting broke out.

The Sudanese government is also fighting SPLM-N units in South Kordofan state since June. This week SAF said it repelled a massive attack by the rebels on the city of Teludi in the state killing hundreds from the assailants.

Khartoum also repeated accusations that South Sudan is providing support to SPLM-N in these areas.

(ST)

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  • 3 November 2011 09:23, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

    Anyone who has proclaimed violence as his method inexorably must choose lying as his principle. bashir can lies but he will not deap the SPLA/M N
    this fake areb of sudan love to see other people’s blood for their evil act.
    Death to fake arab of sudan.

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  • 3 November 2011 09:24, by Akot Deng

    Bashir is awounded lion he want to revenge him self before he is hung in Hurge he did alot of attrocities but still he claim that he is strong never knowing that his days are numbered instead of inflicting war he should have encourage peace in Sudan genereally despite his poor attaitude toward Southerenes that led to seperation of the South Bashir remain firm finishing civillian all over the stat

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  • 3 November 2011 09:39, by Agor

    Mr. Himaar Hassen AlBushir your fucken SAF will never celebrate EID AL-ADHA IN KURUMUK as you assume but your sudden death will be celebrated by SPLM/A-N in Khartoum as it happened to your father Sadam Hussen when he was hanged on the same day of Eid Al-adha exactly when muslims are slaughtering cheeps for celebration.

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  • 3 November 2011 09:52, by Chanson

    NCP regime is always the murders of the innocent civilians. If they want to fight them(SPLM-N). Why is it that they don’t want to face them man-to-man war than aerial bombardment. The want to celebrate the Eid Al-Adha in Kurumuk.2011 will be like 1990s when the declared the Jihad war against SPLA/M.But mighty SPLA brought them down to their knees.@Bashir,Can you pliz tell us where is Saif Al- Ubur

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  • 3 November 2011 10:12, by Gunkills

    Mr. president! Sudan can never be the way you dreams to be. Stop believing that everything can be solve by military means. South break away from Sudan because of your mentality. All these wars in Sudan is your responsibility to end them! Change constitution, make talk easy with all the rebels. Transform the country to democracy and you’ll be remember many yrs 4ben the 1st president to bring peace

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