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Minawi’s commander joins a Darfur rebel faction

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May 28, 2008 (LONDON) — A leading commander from a former rebel faction signatory of Darfur Peace Agreement has defected and joined a rebel faction opposed to the peace deal, a press statement announced.

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Commander Jibril Jaber Jibril, the head of SLA-Minawi operations command, has defected today from the army of the Senior Presidential Assistant, Minni Arko Minawi and joined the Sudan Liberation Movement-Unity Command.

The SLM-Unity spokesperson, Mahgoub Hussein said today that Jibril had joined his group with loyal troops and nine military vehicles. The statement didn’t indicate the reason of the defection.

The SLM-Unity led by Abdallah Yahia is basically formed by former Minawi faction commanders and politicians like Suleiman Jamous, Sharif Harir or Mahgoub Hussein.

The failure of the peace deal and its non-implementation are the main motive for the defection of those frustrated commanders who feel that Abuja deal didn’t bring any tangible change on the ground.

"We reaffirm that the Sudanese regime does not honour the signed agreements and is not seriously committed to enforce any deal" said the statement.

At the end of October 2007, a total of twenty rebel commanders from the SLM-Minawi, joined the rebel SLM-Unity. The defectors blamed Minawi for human rights violations and negligence of the implementation of the peace agreement.

The Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA) signed in May 2006 between the Sudanese government and Minawi’s faction has failed to stem the violence and banditry in the troubled region.

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  • 30 May 2008 06:57, by Jok Biong

    It’s is another good step in Darfur because wasting time with jalaba bring nothing but more sufferings to Darfur people.Unity is more needed in Darfur so they overcome and bring the end to the killings of their people.

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  • 30 May 2008 08:26, by Wilson Kur Lual

    Bravo,Bravo comrade Jibril

    Go a head

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  • 30 May 2008 08:52, by David M. Kuol

    You see now the Frustration of Arabs with other Arabs, Peace deals that are not being honors are the adjuring and desisator as the Killing of your people is being carried out in front of you and being silent is a sign of slavery and cowardness to liberate your own people.

    NCP as total Authoritatarian ruling Party accompanied by Islamist ideological doesn’t need African at all in Sudan.

    Abuja Peace deals were signed by SLA/ M and NCP, but JEM plainly denied signing which was seen as sabotaged by Khartoum NIF regime.

    Minawi was absorbed and being treated like Second Class in Presidential Affairs’ while his being killed on street of Omdurman and Khartoum Bari.
    This shows to the World that NIF/NCP is never being trusted by Sudanese and Darfuri have right for Self-Determination or liberated themselves with necessarily Forces launch further in Khartoum where your relatives are being slaughter like chicken because of interrupt the Life of First Class children.
    Please Minawi, Join Hand together as Darfur’s and deals with Bashir seriously without fear and courage.

    Remember the Suffering of your people lays in hnads of SLA/SLM-Unity with others Darfur’s Faction. “Together you achieve and One-one you fall”

    The SPLM Chairman together with SPLM Political Bureaus should made conclusive decision as political mature party by looking critical into Abyei killings and quit too if found necessarily.Leave that Terrorist Government alone.
    We hope for Better Sudan under NEW SUDAN-SPLM.

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    • 30 May 2008 09:09, by Mabor Yiel

      Very fantastic Mr. Jabril,

      A good leader is the one who sympathize with his people. Taking money from Bashir and enjoying luxury live will not bring peace and delepoment in Darfur. You are welcome to join JEM and let Arabs sympathizers like Arko Minawe held with Bashir.

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      • 30 May 2008 09:37, by Mabior Akol

        O God what a good news is that Mr Jabril you are well come back join hand with the JEM leaders and deal with Bashir you see this Arabs they are not good people as you winessed with your own eyes .
        long live Darfur,very soon this Arabs most live Sudan.

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  • 30 May 2008 09:47, by Wene_mangeth

    dear Mr.Jabril
    the term you applied to defects from SLA will not surely bring peace to Darfur unless your cooperation as rebels will adhere peace to this war torn area and the prospectives of your achievements will precise the luv peace deals to be implemented .
    thanks orrogant defector

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  • 30 May 2008 09:59, by Mr Point

    "the Sudanese regime does not honour the signed agreements and is not seriously committed to enforce any deal" said the statement.

    Everyone who deals with Khartoum says that same thing.

    Addis / Naivasha / Darfur / Abyei

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  • 30 May 2008 09:59, by Toposa Boy southerner

    Good job well done the Sudanese people are waiting for your help we all know the real peace can come to Sudan when Khartoum is totally burn down to the grown

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    • 30 May 2008 17:41, by Ben-Fu

      Thumb up to you commander Triple J,
      In this world rich countries only want resources from those who are in controls and are riches, they poor get poorer. Our poor Darfurian population need you. The struggles must continue.

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      • 2 June 2008 02:48, by Henry Makuei

        Bravo mr. Jabril, this struggle needs sacrifices as Dr. John Garang gave up everything even his life. this is not a new story to Darfuri, look at the trends of events from SPLA movement as many good fighters whent to Khartoum and end up in sycophantic politic with Bashir but they came up to south. now there is still need for Minawi to come back and remain as the true son of Darfur and fight for the betterment of his people remember not to localize your movement. Minawi must not share a callabage of poridge with toothless Man Bashir.

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