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December 22, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) Thursday said their fighters have reached Kordofan region in their way to the Sudanese capital in order to topple the ruling regime.

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Soldiers of the Justice and Equality Movement (AFP)

JEM and two factions of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) mainly operating in Darfur, plus the Sudan people’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) which is fighting in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan agreed to overthrow the government last November. The four groups, reunited under the umbrella of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) vowed also to attack Khartoum.

Since, the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) intensified their attacks on the positions of the SPLM-N combatants and retook the control of the Blue Nile while it assaulted a strategic stronghold position in the contested area of Jau on the Sudan-South Sudan border.

In Darfur, the situation remained calm as there are no substantial clashes between the government forces and the rebels. JEM leader Khalil Ibrahim returned to Darfur from Libya last September but SAF troops keep monitoring his troops in a remote area in North Darfur with the support of the Chadian army.

From London JEM spokesperson Gibreel Adam Bilal, told Sudan Tribune that JEM rebels have reached North Kordofan state which borders North Darfur and they are heading towards the Sudanese capital in a bid to topple the regime.

The rebel spokesperson stressed are nearby El Nahud in North Kordofan.

"Of course, regime change implies to control Khartoum," he emphasized.

Rebel groups from the different peripheral regions in Sudan say the fight should now take place in the Sudanese capital which is always preserved and not affected by the war like their regions where the civilians are exposed to the impact of the conflict.

In May 2008, the rebel group attacked the Sudanese capital but JEM fighters who were well equipped missed their targets as many of their fighters arrived for the first time in Khartoum.

Khartoum, at the time, accused Chad and Libya of arming the rebel group.

Asked about the participation of the other rebel groups in this attack, Gibreel said they are coordinating with Kaudi alliance members without elaborating.

"The overthrow of the regime will be achieved through the political and military efforts of all the Sudanese resistance forces." He said.

On the other hand, the Sudanese army today dismissed claims that a number of Sudanese officers defected from SAF and joined the ranks of JEM rebels.

A rebel statament said yesterday that a company composed of 103 officers and soldiers headed by Lieutenant Youssef Fadl Ibrahim al-Mawla joined the rebel movement. But the Sudanese army spokesperson al-Sawarmi Khaled denied the allegation.

Swarmi said that Youssef was sacked from the army and sentenced to ten years of imprisonment by a military court for financial scams and breach of trust in January 2010. But he escaped the prison to join the rebels alone, the military spokesperson added.

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  • 23 December 2011 10:19, by Abraham Ayom

    These are welcoming and good news. SRF Oyee, JEM Oyee, SPLM N Oyee.

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    • 23 December 2011 12:18, by Logic

      March on.... Sudan’s Revolutionary Forces will soon put an end to the fake nonsense of the elite so called Arabs of Khartoum.

      Victory will truly be ours.

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      • 23 December 2011 13:55, by Sam.Eto

        I quote ’I never insult arabs or call for their destruction, i only stand against injustice perpetrated by the NCP’ end of quote by a fake hypocrite war mongering racist.

        Tell your illiterate darfuri asylum seeker in london. How about JEM capture a town or village in darfur first. Wars are won by wining peoples heart and minds - not by the gun. The people of khartoum arabs or not despise u !

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        • 23 December 2011 16:35, by Logic

          If your’re quoting me? then well done... because I agree! Labeling a group of wana-be-Arabs "elite" is not calling for the destruction of all Arabs nor is it racist.

          If you had a functioning brain cell you would’ve concluded that, your likes continue to deny the suffering of the non Arab aligned tribes of the old united Sudan or the current N. Sudan. Darfur didn’t rebel for fun.

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          • 24 December 2011 08:29, by Sam.Eto

            Actually it is smart a$$. its even a call for genocide. in the end your calling for the destruction of a group of people because of ethnicity, it doesnt have to be every single arabs in the world. your reference to elite is to the arabs of khartoum or sudan ! even its for a single person - its still ethically and morally wrong. spare me your ignorance and intellectulisation of things retard !

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        • 23 December 2011 16:40, by Logic

          Winning people’s hearts & minds isn’t possible with your likes, because you accept atrocities committed by the Israeli gov. but you absolutely deny the same crimes committed by the desperate-to-be-Arab ruling elite of N. Sudan.

          JEM caused panic in May 2010 attacks which resulted in unnecessary loss of life but you want to talk about a village in Darfur, lol.lol.lol

          Delusional bigot.

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        • 23 December 2011 16:44, by Logic

          You judge all southerners based on a few commentators here as, alcoholics, traitors, dumb, licking the White-man’s ass etc etc...

          How could you expect any open minded individual to reason with such a racist mind frame! Once you & your NCP accept the facts on the ground, perhaps then the GUN won’t be necessary.

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    • 23 December 2011 16:37, by Man manning

      @ SAM ETO and DRUNKARD
      YOU HAVE BEEN MEDDLING IN OUR AFFAIRS fii Junub now can you fuckin take guns and defend your father Beshir regime.OR else you be asylum seekers in South Sudan sooner or later.

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  • 23 December 2011 10:39, by sober

    When Jem topple the ruling regime. Do they found a general salutations from common persons of Khartoum. Or they will face a total civil strike. Will the government ran by western people or by Dr Khalil father ( Turabi islamist faction).. Do (S Sudan folks) take a part in Khartoum distruction like what happened when) Gohon Garage passed away in 2005 . Many gestations should be solved first. St

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    • 23 December 2011 10:44, by sober

      Many gestations should be solved first. Stupid gestations for stupid guys surfing the web in S Sodan. Al-Bashir Oyee.

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      • 23 December 2011 11:13, by Aarai Baka

        Sober

        it looks like u already started packaging your belonging in the North. if u are man enough, u should waited to fight JEM, not just praising a standing one leg man.

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        • 23 December 2011 14:00, by Sam.Eto

          Atleast in Sudan - They fight their own battles. No hire Americans and Ugandands to do the Job for them, or run to the UN and call for no-fly zone, or go crawling and begging to Israel to help them against the big bad muslims. Cowards and low life backstabbers do. JEM couldnt take care khartoum at its best when Chad, Libya, France and US we helping it. They think they can do it now?

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          • 23 December 2011 14:05, by Sam.Eto

            This is all propaganda. They think khartoum will be pre-occupied with this. While South Sudan, Ugandans and Israelies can sneak their ’better equipt and trained’ miserably defeated SPLM-N to push from the South. Are you people stupid. Do you think SAF dont have a grain of intelligence? Unlike your 100000 illiterate officers and generals - SAF actually are trained professionally and tactically.

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          • 23 December 2011 14:18, by kolongnyantuet

            That’s riddiclous. what battle did you fight single-handedly? During the civil war you hired Iraqish to fight for you. you go to middle east to begg for assistant claiming to be fighting those who are resisting your mad filthy religion. this time no joke you will find yourselves in middle east you self-proclaimed arabs.

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            • 24 December 2011 08:34, by Sam.Eto

              ’During the civil war you hired Iraqish to fight for you’ - boy your getting desperate - Now your making up stories. Look - SIMPLE FACT any analyst can tell you. South Sudan, SPLM-N and Darfur rebels - single or together can not beat Sudans SAF. You need help and major help. You need it for many years and a lot of blood shed. But together you wouldnt take a single town in Sudan. Boast all you want

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      • 23 December 2011 11:39, by Chol A.

        Can you check your spelling of Sudan?. It not call "Sodan" it Sudan Mr. hatred. Do not panic yet about JEM. Wait for next few days to come and do not again call them for peace.

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    • 23 December 2011 14:54, by Force 1

      SamEto and Sober, that’s what you should be worrying about other than just guppying around in South Sudanese affairs. And I do know, you’re not that smart to know that.

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      • 24 December 2011 08:37, by Sam.Eto

        I dont know if your drunk or just retarder. Did you even read the title - JEM rebels say moving towards the Sudanese capital. Whos ’guppying’ into whos affairs. This is called Sudan Tribune !! Not South Sudan. So i suggest you keep your big smart a$$ mouth shut.

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  • 23 December 2011 10:46, by Wendemagangdit

    The rebel need to pressure the Sudanese Gov’t to end the sufering of millions of people in Darfur and Kordufan regions.

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  • 23 December 2011 12:08, by whatsayyou

    Bravo ,bravo JEM come on this is every good move, Bashir need much efford u r welcome to tople this regime of dictatorship.

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  • 23 December 2011 12:45, by BlackNationGreatNation

    Mr Sober... ur such a fool. All people in Khartoum do want to topple the government, but the dictator isn’t giving them any freedom/s at all to express them self, even the elections always rigged. One day they’ll be free for sure... time will tell. plus ur spelling is absolutely poor, its better you don’t type in English at all, perhaps Arabic is better for u.

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    • 23 December 2011 14:09, by Sam.Eto

      I wouldnt be talking about spelling and grammar. 90% of your ’brothers’ can barely write a sentence. Let alone make sense. English or Arabic at least we have a language that can be written, not some unkown monkey sounds. Official language S. Sudan. English ha ha ha - 90% of your population speak Arabic - you need an arabic translator in your church’s.

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      • 23 December 2011 16:36, by Man manning

        @ SAM ETO and DRUNKARD
        YOU HAVE BEEN MEDDLING IN OUR AFFAIRS fii Junub now can you fuckin take guns and defend your father Beshir regime.OR else you be asylum seekers in South Sudan sooner or later.

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      • 23 December 2011 21:55, by Daniel Buolmawei

        Idiot Sam, you accused Logic of being racist, but this is the kind of language you used: "not some unkown monkey sounds." If we are monkeys, what are you? Better for me to be a monkey than to be unidentified animal.

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  • 23 December 2011 14:08, by kolongnyantuet

    This time should you reach to khartoum, never spare anyone be it a civilian because you know what happen when you withdrew. your darfurian were slaughtered like goats. believe me i was in khartoum by then. this time no joke Bashir must leave Khartoum. start from omdurman, Bhari and Khartoum town. JEM oyee!

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  • 23 December 2011 15:14, by pabaak

    Kolo Ghuo Khartoum Juwa, Kolo Ghuo Khartoum Juwa. No doubt they will accomplished the mission, if the half civilian soldiers in Libya did it then why not experienced and well trained of Sudanese Revolution front. the next thing they need is to have media run the show, I know AL-Jazeera are against this alliance but they can get media help from neighboring countries including RSS.

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  • 23 December 2011 16:38, by Man manning

    @ SAM ETO and DRUNKARD
    YOU HAVE BEEN MEDDLING IN OUR AFFAIRS fii Junub now can you fuckin take guns and defend your father Beshir regime.OR else you be asylum seekers in South Sudan sooner or later.

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  • 23 December 2011 21:32, by Daniel Buolmawei

    South Sudan government wants to support these guys. Bring them weapons, artilleries and logistics. We have to understand that once we deminished, strangled and overthrown this autocratic government in Khartoum, we will have an allied government in north sudan and that will mean the stranglement of those criminals on our side. You Khartoumers are lucky that most of us are not yet there---

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    • 24 December 2011 08:43, by Sam.Eto

      Were you born yesterday? SPLM/GOSS has been trying to do this for years. The had help from Libya, Yemen, Egypt, Israel, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, America, Europe, and many many more nuts around the world. They tried bombing, sanctions, rebellions, economic embargo you name it. Delusional your primitive, hungry, illiterate, bankrupt, corrupt, god-less banana republic ’monkey’ government.

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      • 24 December 2011 09:38, by Daniel Buolmawei

        Sam, you have to read news, madness will never save you this time. You may keep denying it but it will come true.

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  • 23 December 2011 22:41, by James Maker Akok

    Good moment Rebel, take Khartoum out, if you capture Khartoum UN will announce you as a winner and take president Al-Bashir away from power.

    James Maker Akok, from United States of America.

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