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Northern Sudan army dismisses accusations of troops build-un in Abyei

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April 4, 2008 (KHARTOUM) — Northern Sudan army denied accusation of troops build-up in the disputed area of Abyei, describing it as false.

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Osman Mohamed Al Aghbash

Brigadier Osman Mohamed Al Aghbash, the spokesperson of Sudan Armed Forces said troops recently arrived in the area were members of the 31st Brigade based in Abyei and returned to their positions after the discharge of their duties outside the region.

The general further added that the United Nations and the Joint Defence Board are aware of this truth.

SAF interim commander in Abyei Brigadier General Muntasir Sabir said yesterday that these troops were returning from time in Darfur, the western region where government forces are battling rebels in the war torn region.

Despite the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005 between the government of the National Congress Party and the former rebel Sudan Peope’s Liberation Movement central Abyei has remained without any government or official status after the NCP rejected the borders outlined by an independent commission.

The SPLM appointed administrator arrived in the disputed area on March 26 reigniting accusations between the two partners of the government of national unity on troops build-up in the region.

A senior officer in the southern Sudan army, SPLA, launched new accusation against SAF today.

"There are now about 600 men in (Abyei) town," James Hoth, SPLA Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, told Reuters.

Yesterday the SPLM administrator Edward Lino said that around 200 northern soldiers entered Abyei on Tuesday setting up barracks in a school in the town centre.

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  • 5 April 2008 21:51, by Deng Magot Riem

    The deniel of the troops build up in the Abei desputed area by the Northern Sudan army spokesperson is totally blindfolding. This is true of all its kind and from whoever the reporte was.

    The khratoum government and Arabs in particular are good at doing that, That is the game they are known for. That is the game they play very well; the deniel of truth, and if you are all that fool, you can simply blieve them and thier tricks.

    They failed to learned that this is a different ara. Not again should such a deception occur in present of Those who have known the truth all over the country. If the SPLM/A still believe in its SLOGAN that the history will not repeat itself, then they can take this a threat and intimidation but not as the spokesperson put it. SPLA should take this sirously, stay alert and well aware I do not meam wagint the war but sould confront whatever misbehavors of the SAF by invading into the areas where they are ont suposed to be.
    It has been long for Arabs and their ways of doing things. All the marginalized had had enough of their deceptions. this time is the time to say enough is enough.

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