Home | News    Wednesday 3 June 2009

Sudanese warplanes hit Darfur rebels inside Chad - report


June 2, 2009 (PARIS) — Sudanese warplanes hit Darfur rebels insides the Chadian territory after evacuating a location near the joint border last week, a report published by a Chadian website said today.

JPEG - 12.8 kb
Children watch from their village as black smoke rises during heavy fighting in the eastern Chadian town of Gos Beida in this June 14, 2008 (Reuters)

Chadactuel.com, a pro-opposition website reported Tuesday that the Sudanese army carried out air strikes against the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) fighters who were returning to a Darfur rebels base inside Chad after an attack on government garrison in Um Baru.

"On Saturday 30 May, the Sudanese air force bombed the towns of Bahai and Karyare, destroying a column of the survivors who tried to return to Amdjeress, (a Chadian location near the border where JEM troops are allegedly based there). In addition to the Sudanese rebels, the bombing resulted in the deaths of several Chadian civilians and livestock," said the report.

Sudanese army, which mobilized troops and massed warplanes after three raids by the Chadian army on the positions of the Chadian rebels inside Sudan, carried out daily air strikes on the positions of JEM rebels who had controlled Kernoi on May 17 and attacked Um Baru on May 24.

On May 28, the Sudanese army spokesperson announced the control of Kornoi after the withdrawal of the rebels towards Chad. He stressed that the army would continue its military operations to clear the region from any rebel presence. The rebels said they evacuated the town to avoid causalities among the civilians.

The website said the Chadian rebels took part in the attack against the Darfur rebels. It further said the Sudanese warplanes bombed the Sudanese refugees who fled the fighting in Um Baru.

After the raids of the Chadian army aircrafts Sudan said it would not respond to the attacks but it said it would consider the appropriate time and means react against these aggressions.

Libyan leader last week urged the Sudanese and Chadian presidents to end their conflict peacefully and to work to resolve internal affairs. Deby also said he wanted a definitive solution for his conflict with the Sudan mediated by the Libyan leader and the United Nations.

The two countries signed a number of deals but none of it was implemented. Sudan says Chad finances and arms Darfur rebels while Ndjamena addresses the same accusations against Khartoum.

Sudanese army aircraft yesterday killed two civilians and 15 injured when it bombed Furawiya, location which lies at 240km from El Geneina capital of West Darfur and 70 km from the Chadian border, a JEM official told Reuters on Tuesday.

"There has been continuous bombardment of warplanes from the Sudan government on Furawiya town. They have specifically targeted water wells," said Suleiman Sandal.

Delegations from Sudanese government and JEM rebels negotiate nowadays in the Qatari capital the implementation of a goodwill agreement they signed last February but the talks are deadlocked over the release of Prisoners of Wars.

Sudanese government refuses to free any rebel before the signing of a ceasefire agreement while JEM insists that Khartoum release its POWs first.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 3 June 2009 14:28, by TIM TOSH

    JEM prepare your terranches to resist the Bashir bombatment in camp.Protect your civilians from Bombatment by advising them to dig the holes for their safety.Bashir wants to drag the of Darfur life to the grave with him because Louis Moris Ocampo wants to drag him to the gave.

    repondre message

    • 3 June 2009 15:13, by Eric

      Fellow Darfurians affected by Bashir’s bombardment should never ever give up. Apply all the gorilla mechanism for yourself, that was how it has been with the Southerners.
      Bashir’s aggression has now come to climax by the bombardment and killing of innocent chadians in assumption for rebels of Darfur, to me it is a deliberate activity and will have to be counted as a war crime apart from the Darfur issue.

      I know Bashir’s fate will be death sentence!

      repondre message

  • 3 June 2009 16:46, by Akobo Boy Walgak

    Sudan need UN consultation, is resisted

    repondre message

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Sudan’s removal from terror list taints U.S. values 2018-11-10 08:34:32 November, 9th, 2018 The Honorable Michael Richard Pompeo Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C St NW, Washington DC 20520 USA RESPONSE BY SUDAN LIBERATION MOVEMENT (SLM/A-AW) TO (...)

R-ARCISS: A Peace that divides the signatories and non-signatories 2018-11-10 07:58:28 By Tito Awen, Juba-South Sudan I keep wondering if peace can divide or unite the partners. I am not so young nor unmindful not to have known what happened after signing of the Comprehensive (...)

U.S. Move Ignores Sudan’s Abuses Against its Own People 2018-11-09 06:56:11 U.S. Considers Lifting Sudan’s ‘Terror State’ Designation By Jehanne Henry With all eyes on mid-term elections in the United States, almost no one noticed that on the same day the US State (...)


Latest Press Releases

Progress observed at end of second month of R-ARCSS implementation 2018-10-22 06:44:02 Press Release 21 October 2018 South Sudanese government released 24 detainees in the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (...)

4th Annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum Announced for 25th October 2018 2018-10-15 12:38:14 PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 14, 2018 Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropic organisation, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has announced October 25, 2018, as the date for its (...)

Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)


Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.