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Sudan’s rebels report air attacks in border states

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September 25, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) has claimed that aerial bombardment carried out by the Sudanese army in Blue Nile State has displaced half of the population there, urging international organizations to aid the victims.

According to the humanitarian relief secretary of the SPLM-N, Hashim Orta, the air forces of the “ruling National Congress Party [NCP]” were conducting more than six airstrikes on daily basis in the Blue Nile.

Orta said that half of the state’s population had fled due to aerial bombardments. He further urged international relief organizations to provide urgent assistance to those affected by the alleged blitz.

The SPLM-N official claimed that their forces were in control of 80 percent of the state and determined to “purge” the state of “the NCP’s militias.”

The UNHCR estimates that some 20,000 people have crossed from Blue Nile state into neighboring Ethiopia since the fighting started.

Similarly, the SPLM-N’s media secretary in South Kordofan State, Gamar Dalman, said that the “NCP’s air forces” on Sunday morning dropped 96 bombs on Kajama area of Aldo locality.

According to Dalman, SPLM-N forces were able to identify the types of bombs which were “Iran-made” He added that the bombs had destroyed farms and killed a large number of livestock.

Dalman said that “the Khartoum regime” had resorted to aerial bombardment on civilians because it failed to defeat ground forces.

SPLM-N forces have been fighting Sudan’s army (SAF) in South Kordofan and Blue Nile since early June and September respectively.

Khartoum has vowed to crush the rebellion but appears to be encountering a great difficulty in doing so.

The SPLM-N’s secretary-general Yasir Arman this week urged U.S. congressmen to support the imposition of a no-fly zone over South Kordofan, Blue Nile and the western region of Darfur, the scene of a separate conflict between the Sudanese government and rebel groups accusing it of marginalizing the region.

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  • 26 September 2011 07:36, by Bush

    I hope the SPLA is ready to respond aggressively to anyone who may drop bombs in our soil this time and shoot down any plane that crosses our airspace. Enough to all those harassment and intimidation by the NCP.

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    • 27 September 2011 02:40, by SAF

      SPLA militia is incapable of shooting down the flying bird let alone war plane of SAF as its under armed and not well trained just because all the money from our oil have been spent to buy fancy cars by SPLM corrupt politicians leaving its militia unable to cover its ass!! remember until now we don’t have army in RoSS because SPLA is considered as a military wing of the SPLM!!

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  • 26 September 2011 09:21, by Logic

    The aerial attacks are the only way SAF can inflict harm upon the brave rebels of Sudan. They are cowards in the face of ground troops.

    NCP & SAF will eventually pay the price for the atrocities committed in the name of the Sudanese people against the Sudanese people of African decent.

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    • 27 September 2011 10:31, by Board1

      Thanks to Sudantribune website.
      this web was realy espoiled by those who like to isult individuals,tribes and the gov’t. iam happy with the message send by web adminstrator.

      my comment is that the inernational comm’ty should support what Yasir Arman said

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