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Pro Al-Qaeda wall drawings appear in large parts of Sudan capital


February 25, 2008 (KHARTOUM) — The walls in the Sudanese capital as well as another major city have been smothered with Graffiti supporting the Al-Qaeda terrorist Islamic militant group, multiple sources told Sudan Tribune.

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Residents of Khartoum and Omdurman woke up to paintings showing Islamic symbols such as the crescent with the words “Al-Qaeda Organization in Sudan” on them.

The pro-government Al-Rayaam said that the drawings appeared in Al-Thawra, Al-Harah Al-Sadisah and Ali Abd Al-Latif Street close to the US embassy.

There have been numerous reports of an increase in the activities of Islamic militant cells in Sudan. Last year the Sudanese authorities said that they have foiled a plot to blow up several Western embassies as well as UN building.

Earlier this month the Sudanese authorities announced that they have arrested two suspects in the killing of a USAID officer in Khartoum on new years.

Sudanese police said in a statement that there was an exchange of fire between them and the suspects that led to some injuries before they were taken into custody.

The New York Times (NYT) quoting unidentified Sudanese law enforcement official, said that one of the suspect was an army officer who was “the ringleader of a small cell of terrorists, and was not acting on behalf of the Sudanese government”.

A second Sudanese official told NYT that the cell was formed last year following President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir rejection of UN forces in Darfur and portrayed them as colonialists. The official said that the cell included operatives from other Arab countries and it planned to attack American and British officials in Sudan.

The Graffiti also appeared in upscale areas of Khartoum with large presence of foreigners such as Number 2 district”.

But Sudanese security officials talking to Al-Rayaam downplayed the importance of these drawings saying it is the “work of children”.

Sudan has welcomed Bin Laden in the 1990’s but expelled him in 1996 under intense US pressure. Since 2001 the Sudanese Security Services cooperated with the US law enforcement agencies to track down suspected terrorists in East Africa.

The intelligence cooperation between the US and Sudan was publicly exposed in 2005 when the Los Angeles Times disclosed that the CIA sent a jet in April 2005 to Khartoum to ferry Gosh into Washington for meetings on nabbing terror suspects in East Africa.

The same newspaper revealed in June that Sudan has secretly worked with the CIA to spy on the insurgency in Iraq despite the strained relations with Washington over the Darfur crisis.

In 2006 Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command Ayman Al-Zawahri called on Muslims in a video released on Friday to launch a holy war against proposed U.N. peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur region.


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  • 26 February 2008 07:22, by Monye Jur

    US government, open your eyes very careful about those groups, they are real terrorist. They are the one who killed the US diplomat in Khartoum, they are the anti CPA and the genocider’s of Darfurians. Don’t give the Khartoum government a seconds, continue to pressurize them until CPA is implemented, Darfur gets comprehensive Peace, and the terrorist top government officials are eliminated and brought under the book and rule of law.

    GoSS, open your eyes so that those terrorist cells will not extern in to south territory, we are already experiencing terror groups such as; Arab Messiriah terrorizing the Dinka citizens in Abye, Ombororo tribes in western equatorial terrorizing the citizens and the LRA groups respectively.

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  • 26 February 2008 10:54, by OJS 1992

    What the hell is going on with this Sudanese security offcials? Stop being backward even if people have gone far, whom do you think shall believe in those cheap and misguided theories of "children painting/writings on the walls in the capital?" The thing is, how did children learn to be Pro-Alqaeda without the influence their parents if at all they were the one who painted those pictures/writings if you are a fool?

    Please tell the truth that you still supporting the terrorist groups becoz the US Administration and intelligent services are not won with such a cheap and baseless justifications.

    Down down NCP/NIF/Terrorists!

    By: Operation Jungle Storm of 1992 around Juba

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    • 26 February 2008 18:59, by J

      Thank you Mr. OJS.Please lets teach those in-laws of ours that Khartoum is not their own kitchen where they can cook their tasteless islamazation’s idiology. Khartoum belongs to all the Sudanese people not to the so call NCP/NIF or Alqaeda supporters. If they want to show they world that they are Alqaedas die heart then they better quit our beloved city. Let them go and draw their nonsence on Bagdad wall. But if you continoue drawing these useless posters on our capital city’s wall, then we shall not tolerate it.

      Jungle Boy

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  • 27 February 2008 11:30, by Prophet Green

    In every attempt that khartoumers make to inflict threat to whomever they think of shall all,at this time of consciousness, be deemed to sheer failure.we are not 19th centuries or so to think such schemism as ’kids game’
    if so,don’t we have immediate popular or famous people in the children environment? or only Osama preoccupies their minds?

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  • 27 February 2008 11:45, by Mabior Aguek Atem

    ’better burn the candle at both end’the Al-Qaeda drawing wall that had appeared in the Sudan capital is as seen as the means of stoping Un Security Council-African union to take up making decision against this inhuman act of killing Darfurian by the so-called the Janjaweed Miliita and therefore please mr. Al-qaeda Sudan is a multi- ethnic Country where the rights of every citizen will be observe better quit now than waiting Wat Bashir to take action against you.


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