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Sudan withdraws police force out of Abyei

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June 1, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — Sudan announced Friday the withdrawal of 169 police officers from Abyei as the UN Security Council reiterated the need to pull out all the Sudanese police forces present in the disputed area.

"Members of Council emphasized that that the full withdrawal must include police forces, including oil forces", Agshin Mehdiyev, chairman of the UN Security Council for May and Ambassador of Azerbaijan told reporters after a four-and-half-hour meeting held on 31 May.

Al-Sawarmi Khaled, spokesperson of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), released Friday a short statement announcing that the 169 police force have withdrawn from Abyei, in compliance with the UN Security Council 2046 demanding the withdrawal of Sudan and South Sudan troops out of Abyei.

Al-Sawarmi today announced "the redeployment of remaining police force, composed of 169 people, outside the administrative border of Abyei was complemented this afternoon," Sudan’s official news agency (SUNA) reported.

Juba accused Khartoum two days ago of violating the UN resolution 2046 saying Sudanese forces dressed in police uniforms have simply redeployed to different areas including oil fields and Abyei town.

The South Sudanese government further lodged a complaint to the UN Security Council, which was briefed Thursday evening on the situation on the border between Sudan and South Sudan by UN Under-Secretary-General Ladsous and UN special envoy to the two countries Haile Menkerios.

Juba, in its complaint, besides the issue of Abyei force, also cited over 100 attacks carried out on Unity, Upper Nile, Jonglei, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Northern Bahr el Ghazal since November 2011.

US ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, following Thursday’s meeting told reporters that the police force in Abyei would be withdrawn "tomorrow" but stressed that Sudan has no intention to move its oil police for the moment.

"I think it’s important for the North to complete the withdrawal of all of its police elements, including the oil police, and that point was made by a number of colleagues in the Council."

However, Sudanese permanent representative to the UN, Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman, ruled out the withdrawal of the forces deployed in Belila and Difra oil fields.

"Belila and Difra are inside the Sudanese territories. (The policemen) are there to protect and ensure the safety and security of our oil infrastructures," he said.

He further said Sudan would not allow a repeat of the seizure of Heglig oil fields by the South Sudanese army last April which led to serious damage to its oil installations.

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  • 2 June 2012 08:28, by South South

    SAF has no choice only to do what UN Secuirty wants.

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    • 2 June 2012 08:33, by Dinkawarrior

      Lying everdays is something you will be known for. I don’t know why is so difficult for the world to arrest those criminals of National Crimes Providers (NCP)?

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      • 2 June 2012 08:46, by South South

        Dinkawarrior,

        You know the western culture. No single person in the west can committ crime wand walk free in the street without going to the court to clear his/her name. Omar Bashir one day will be arrested. Mark that down for the future.

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        • 2 June 2012 09:18, by Northern Sudanese

          South South

          yes there is, forgot Bush?

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          • 2 June 2012 09:25, by South South

            Northern Sudanese,

            This is bogus stament from you, what Do you mean by " yes there is, forgot Bush". This is really low and very confusing.

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          • 2 June 2012 22:35, by Born-to-Rule

            Mr. Northern Sudanese,

            With all due respect to you sir, you’re an ass hole. Bush did not killed 2.5 millions in the south, and he did not killed almost one million Kordufan citizens. Bashir and Hussein had killed many people than you can imagine fool. Say something stupid about Bashir and you will the victim. Bashir just killed 21 year woman — Islamic religion is a fake and Mohammad is a buffoon

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    • 2 June 2012 09:03, by Mach

      US ambassador Susan Rice saying Sudan has no intention of withdrawing its oil police force! This is the same damn thing that will cause violation and followed by conflict.

      Does it mean South Sudan has to redeploy its oil force as well? It’s just ridiculous for anyone to believe Susan Rice actually said that.

      Kicking and screaming is not going to help Sudan stay in Abyei. Out means out!

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  • 2 June 2012 08:32, by Dinkawarrior

    Lying everdays is something you will be known for. I don’t why is so difficult for the world to arrest those criminals of National Crimes Providers (NCP)?

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  • 2 June 2012 08:55, by Dinkawarrior

    Mr. South Sudan!

    The more longer he stays in power, the great number of civilians are going to die. This is a good time for Mrs. Leech Bashit to go to hell!

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    • 2 June 2012 09:21, by abraham

      These sons of bitches Will never leave voluntarily.need their butts kick harder. Why Diffra and Belila? Oh becuz of I see! Well, it is your choices to t

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    • 2 June 2012 09:26, by abraham

      These sons of bitches Will never leave voluntarily.need their butts kick harder. Why Diffra and Belila? Oh becuz of oil I see! Well, it is your choices to die for oil or live without oil

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  • 2 June 2012 09:21, by Sudan virus

    Look at this lunatic Sudan Arabs!Police is Police. What do mean by "police remaining in Abyei are protecting oil fields?"

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  • 2 June 2012 10:31, by 4Justice

    "The South Sudanese government further lodged a complaint to the UN Security Council" Finaly you now know how to write and lodge a complaint! good progress, next time make sure you document every crime the NCP commits including photographic evidence in PDF file format for easy distribution. This is the best way of exposing evil

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  • 2 June 2012 10:47, by 4Justice

    Somebody has to tell Susan Rice if the fake arabs don’t leave, we are coming back Girl!

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  • 3 June 2012 06:43, by MKee

    I’m not seeing the reason why north sudan should be still draining oil in Abyei and Heglig and many other contested areas? What is UN and Au thinking about this act of oil police? the north must stop piping oil in the contested areas untill the rightful owners are identified. if they continue draining the oil it is not right and there is a chance of them over using it while it is not their own!

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