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Sudan denies rebels’ claim of killing 11 army soldiers in Darfur ambush

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August 22, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese army has denied claims by rebels in the country’s western region of Darfur that they killed 11 soldiers in an ambush on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO - Sudanese Army spokesperson Al-Sawarmi Khaled speaks during a news conference in Khartoum May 28, 2012 (Reuters)

The official spokesman of the army known as SAF, Al-Sawarmi Khalid Saad, said on Wednesday that no clashes occurred with Darfur rebels during the month of Ramadan and Eid holiday.

Al-Sawarmi was reacting to a news report in which the Darfur rebel Sudan Liberation Movement of Mani Arkoi Minnawi (SLM-MM) said it killed 11 army soldiers in an ambush on Monday.

SLM-MM’s spokesman Abdulla Musral told Radio Dabanga that the operation took place in an area located between the towns of Al-Mujlad and Babanosa, 50 km east of East Darfur State.

Darfur has been witnessing an upsurge of violence after the region’s conflict decreased in intensity over recent years. Several rebels factions remain opposed to the peace agreement signed between the government and the ex-rebel Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) in Doha last year.

Meanwhile, some rebel groups mainly the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) forged an alliance with rebels fighting in South Kordofan and Blue Nile with the aim of overthrowing the government in Khartoum.

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  • 23 August 2012 11:29, by Ahmado

    very nice move by rebel group which lead to deaht eleven (11) soliders SAF rebel are ready towipe the SAF throughout in their life but rebel are lack the support from their Africans tribals

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    • 23 August 2012 11:59, by Robot

      Denial again, anyway this is NCP style of doing things, SPLA killed over 3,000 in Heglig and they denied and fabricated a video trying to hide the shame, but you can see how they jerked (Bashir and his likes) their days were numbered but thank God the UN & AU helped them.. anyway we know all the happenings.

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    • 23 August 2012 12:35, by Johndumo14

      SAF, Al-Sawarmi Khalid Saad,since he was born ,he never said anything true even to his mother,so how can he agree any thing happened in the between spla and sudan army be true,khartoumis base of untrue and lies,what will rebels gain if they tell lies? Khartoum will never acept defeat even if they are dying ,still they say they are alive.

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    • 24 August 2012 08:57, by Dinkawarrior

      It’s okay to denied it but those who died will never come back to Khartoum.
      God Bless SRF!

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  • 23 August 2012 13:17, by thok chuni yok

    To denies the killing of people it’s not good but God will see.

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  • 23 August 2012 13:50, by Gen.Quack

    ahhahahhah bashiiiiiiiiiiit boys are being killed by bthe rebels ahahahahhhhhhha donot deny that we know them one by one they people who were killed and those who kill ahhahahah bahiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit is aluti

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    • 23 August 2012 17:03, by panchol

      Bashir is the only killing people in Sudan, though your army spoke man Denied, you can notblock their Souls. Bashir and other NCP official do not send their sons to frontline because they know what they are doing.
      Darfur. Oyee! don’t give them chance. Let Jahalins leave your land. They must go to middle East.

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  • 23 August 2012 19:36, by Kodi Wilson

    Swarmi is denying the truth because all the army forces that are reinforcing the NCP are not their sons that is why they denied since they have not missed their beloved sons.Am still abuse black sudanese who are after arabs , arabs have dirty policy.You would be dying like dogs that are thrown away when they are died.

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  • 23 August 2012 22:12, by James Maker Akok

    Is better for president Omar Bashir to be kill because he’s a one killing people. This is my planning when I go to South Sudan I’m going to kill president Al Bashir if he go to South Sudan because he’s a one who killed my brother, my relatives, my tribes, and my country people.

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