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Sudan’s top MP says southern army preparing to attack Blue Nile

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March 28, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The head of Sudan’s parliament, Ahmad Ibrahim al-Tahir, alleged on Wednesday that the army of South Sudan is mustering troops to attack on Blue Nile State, one day after the two neighbours eased military escalations along another stretch of the border.

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Sudan People’s Liberation Army, SPLA, soldiers stand guard during independence celebrations in Juba, South Sudan, Saturday, July 9, 2011 (AP PHOTOS)

Al-Tahir said during a parliamentary session that the southern army known as SPLA was currently amassing troops along the north-south border to attack Blue Nile but he stressed that the Sudanese Army (SAF) is prepared to repulse the potential assault.

Sudan’s border state of Blue Nile is the scene of a conflict between government forces and rebels Khartoum accuses South Sudan of backing. Juba denies the charge.

Military confrontations erupted on Monday between SAF and SPLA around the oil-rich town of Heglig inside the Sudanese border state of South Kordofan, raising fears of a return to all out war between Khartoum and Juba.

Further escalation occurred when SAF bombed oil fields in the South Sudan’s northern state of Unity.

However, the SPLA later announced the end of engagement with SAF and withdrawal of its troops from Heglig. Both sides said they don’t want to go back to full-blown war.

The clashes in Heglig came at a time when the two countries appeared to be making unprecedented progress in the negotiations over post secession issues.

Sudan’s President Omer Al-Bashir was scheduled to visit Juba for a summit with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir Mayardit after the two countries initialed agreements on borders and nationality earlier this month in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Following the clashes, Khartoum announced that the planned trip had been put on hold.

KHARTOUM COMPLAINS TO SECURITY COUNCIL

On the diplomatic battlefront, meanwhile, the Sudanese government has announced it will lodge an official complaint with the UN Security Council (UNSC) against the SPLA’s attack in South Kordofan.

Salah Wansi, Sudan’s acting minister of foreign affairs, said during the parliament’s session on Wednesday that the new complaint would be supported by a recording of Kiir’s announcement that the SPLA had attacked Heglig.

The Sudanese diplomat called on the international community to advise South Sudan to refrain from hostilities against Sudan in order to achieve peace and security between the two nations.

Khartoum has already filed four complaints with the UNSC against South Sudan since the latter seceded in July last year under a 2005 peace deal that ended nearly half a century of north-south civil wars in the former united Sudan.

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  • 29 March 2012 08:18, by E. Defense Forces

    All hell is gonna break lose. We the southern must be united as one.

    Say NO to Tribalism.
    God Bless RSS

    http://www.southsudanhub.com/media/270/U.N._Council_deeply_alarmed_by_Sudan,_S._Sudan_clashes/

    A meeting of security in Ethiopia after clashes Sudanese Arab

    http://www.southsudanhub.com/media/266/A_meeting_of_security_in_Ethiopia_after_clashes_Sudanese_Arab/

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    • 29 March 2012 23:52, by Deng Ateny Lueth

      Khartoum said it will complaints at United Nations Security Councils against RSS. That President Kirr support war against them, but what they don’t know is that president Bashir is seen everyday beating war drums. As of now, he is on every street calling thugs paramillitary defense force to attack South Sudan,Darfur,Nuba MT,and Blue Nile. S Sudan will forge complaints against North on this bases.

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  • 29 March 2012 08:25, by Madina Tonj

    Message to Sudanese rebels. You guys need a list to name those bad people in NCP including their leader Omar al Bashir. The Khartoum government are real become afraid that, one day the rebels will take over Khartoum. Now you can see Ahmad Ibrahim are fueling SPLA South Sudan is coming to attack Blue Nile this is Idea of people who have nothing in their mind. Why are you fear too much on SPLA?

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  • 29 March 2012 10:08, by pabaak

    MP crying like infant baby all time will not help, gone days when marginalize are not account for power in Sudan, they used to denied SPLA strength during 21 years, saying they are Ugandaian, Eriterian, or Ethiopian troops who are fighting on behave of SPLA, now the same scenario been leveled again against South Sudan, denied the strength of Sudan Revolution Forces to flush out the genocidal regim

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  • 29 March 2012 11:03, by Deng

    SPLA...Please attack this mother fuckers and this time please do some substantial damages to the North...please destroy Damazin there sole energy supply..please do so..this mother fuckers deserves nothing but only destruction.

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  • 29 March 2012 11:58, by Anti Dinka’s

    Very good News
    i don’t care for food today
    Knowing that we have now come-together, Burning of Khartoum is on the way
    we will hand it over to God almighty SPLM/N

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    • 29 March 2012 14:29, by Loko El Pollo

      THIS MP IS A LIAR.WHY WOULD WE ATTACT BLUE NILE AND OUR FORCES HAD PULLED BACK FROM HEGILIQ.I WISH SPLA TAKE THE STRONGHOLD OF KURMUK AND GEZHAN.

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  • 29 March 2012 16:49, by Northern Sudanese

    All you southerners wish to see sudan burning down to the bottom and see bashier hanged like a criminal and see the SRF taking over our presidential palace but i guarantee you that all that is just a dream....the NCP has something that not the south , or SRF can or will ever get...it is the will of the people of sudan....you south sudanese will never succeed in giving our palace to the SRF!!!!!!!!

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  • 29 March 2012 23:41, by Daniel Buolmawei

    I never thought Sudan would complain several times like this. Sudan has been aggressing many nations around it for many decades, and they mistakenly thought they would do the same to South Sudan Nation as they did to Chad, Libya and Egypt or Magisto-Ethiopia, unfortunately, the issue will be tough since we southerners fight down to earth. You will lodge many complains, but the solution would be---

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  • 29 March 2012 23:46, by Daniel Buolmawei

    Accepted peace and good relationship with South Sudan or else you will be gone. Bashir boasted during Ghadaffi’s death that he helped Libya rebels captured Libya and killed Ghadaffi and publicly claimed credit for Ghadaffi’s death and asked Sudanese people to be proud of him for killing Gadaffi, but now Ghadaffi is watching waiting for Bashir turn. South Sudan oyee! SRF oyee!. We will win this war

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    • 29 March 2012 23:50, by Northern Sudanese

      LOL WE BOMB YOU TERRITORY EVERY 2 WEEKS AND KEEP SPEANKING ABOUT WINNING A WAR AGAINST US? WE BOMB YOU TERRIRTORY EVERY 2 WEEKS AND THE ONLY THING YOU DO IS CALL THE UN OR LIE THAT YOU INVADED HEGLIG........HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

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  • 30 March 2012 00:47, by mogokafi

    Khartoum accuses Juba all the time for no reasons. As a matter of fact, SPLMN and SRF fight the SAF in all the border areas and NCP should stop its accusion on Juba.

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  • 30 March 2012 02:07, by allan

    I thought khartoum always ask for war what happen now why complain , lets do it and see who gonna win

    God bless south sudan

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