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Darfur rebels shell Al-Fasher


November 17, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan Liberation Movement led by Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) said they hit Friday the capital of North Darfur state, Al-Fasher, but military sources played down the attack.

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In this file photo. Sudan Liberation Movement leader Minni Minnawi poses for a pictures with some fighters

SLM-MM said recently they shelled Al-Fasher twice but the Sudanese army and UNAMID, which has its headquarters in the town, did not confirm the reports.

The group which is a member of an alliance of rebel movements, Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF), carried out its alleged first attack last month just after a similar attack on Kadugli by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement –North (SPLM-N).

SLM-MM military spokesperson Adam Saleh Abakr said they hit Al-Fasher on Friday evening, adding that the shells landed near Al-Fasher airport, a camp of the Armored Corps and Shalla prison.

In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Saturday, he further urged civilians to avoid military and security areas in the town because they intend to continue their attacks.

A military source however, minimized the attack saying that two shells were launched from an area called Shagra, about 30 kilometers west of Al-Fasher. He further told Ashorooq TV that two rockets landed outside the capital without causing any casualties.

The director of Al-Fasher airport, also denied that the airport had been hit by any projectile pointing out that the air traffic is normal.

Sudanese army did not issue any official statement over the attack.

The SRF forces say they are resolved to topple down Al-Bashir’s regime by all means. They expressed their intention to capture big towns before surrounding the capital and attack government forces.

Since May of this year, Darfur witnessed a surge of violence particularly in North and South Darfur states. Beside the increase of rebel attacks, pro-government militias attacked several villages and aid groups noted new waves of displacement.

Minnawi signed a peace agreement with the Sudanese government in May 2006 but the parties disagreed on the implementation of the security arrangements.


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  • 18 November 2012 10:35, by Akol Liai Mager

    Saving two Towns (Kadugli & Al-Fasher) at the same time will be crucial for NIF survival. At the meantime, the fall of one of these two towns will mark the downfall of NIF and its leaders going behind bars at Hague or Kauda is real. SRF must care fully watch the game between NIF’ civilians and Militiamen conflict will peak soon and the pathway to their exit is eminant.

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  • 18 November 2012 10:39, by South South

    Even if it is small, it will send to Khartoum with its clique that Darfur, Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile are coming to Khartoum. Penguins in Khartoum will hear from real people of Sudan soon. Isreal has done wonderful job by bombing the factory, now it is time for real people of Sudan to finish the work.

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  • 18 November 2012 11:21, by Jalaby

    Well, although Al-Fashir and Darfour nature is completely different from Nuba mountain nature where criminal Al-Hilu can hit and hide himself under the big grass and behind the mountain but Darfour is flat land and aircraft can easily find the attackers and kill them but we need to put responsibility on S Sudan regarding this type of terror attack because the south is now

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    • 18 November 2012 11:25, by Jalaby

      has no job other than offering a safe haven to terrorists group that used to terrorize and kill innocent people in Sudan, the south is weak enough these days and full of troubles that can’t defend itself, Sudan government should train south rebels on how to attack and shell Juba itself!

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      • 18 November 2012 11:48, by Peter Marko

        You are dreaming my friend. There is no way that so-called S. Sudan rebels could sneak deep into our land, let alone shelling Juba. Do you know, how many divisions of SPLA along the South and North Sudan border. If you do not know, then ask your defense minster. Sneaking deep into South Sudan is improbable mission, if it is not impossible.

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        • 18 November 2012 11:57, by Jalaby

          Mr. Peter,
          You’re the one who is really dreaming during the daylight,S Sudan has no real army until now but militia with poor training and equipments that based on tribalism, there is nothing really unite the south other than their hatred to north, among them, they’re deeply divided and have nothing in common other than black color as uncle Joseph Lagu said

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          • 18 November 2012 13:25, by Peter Marko

            @ Abo Sorwal
            Those whom you called militia are the ones who kicked your asses during the civil war. More importantly, they deterred Al-Bashit regime from dishonoring the CPA, Jalaba business as usual. Speaking about unity, we S. Sudan are more glued together by our heritage as Black Africans, and that why we do not have much war related problems in S. Sudan compared to North Sudan........

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            • 18 November 2012 13:26, by Peter Marko

              ....I grew up in the north; I know how you northern people confused that Islamism with Arabism. The problem of Sudan is all centered on the Identity. Your people are naively called themselves Arab, despite the fact that all tribes in Sudan do are dark in color and do have their own deltaic languages.....

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              • 18 November 2012 13:28, by Peter Marko

                Unlike you, we people of South Sudan could proudly claim our African Heritage. You guys could not dare to call yourselves Arabs if you go to any Arab country. In fact, all Arab countries including your neighbors, Egypt and Libya, do not recognize you as their own brothers. You know very well what I am taking about here, an Arabized Jalab Abo gineth, hahahaha.

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          • 18 November 2012 15:55, by Tutbol

            Think outside the box chap, the world is all about tribes trölls. Why do you think we have polical parties all over the world such as NCP, SPLM, HAMAS, Democrats, or Republicans?...it all about tribes. Why do you think we have Sunni, Allawad, shiere or wahabi?... it is all about tribes. Why do you think we have judaism, catholicism or protestanism?...it is all about tribes...

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            • 18 November 2012 16:15, by Tutbol

              Why do you think we al Hilaly, chelsea or münich fans?...it is all about tribes. Why do you we have Africans, arabs, asians, europeans or americans?...it is all about tribes. Our world revolves around tribes formations. So stop your narrow mindedness of always belittling or trashing S Sudanese, for everybody in this world belongs to a tribe in a different form or another! Get an education.

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      • 18 November 2012 14:27, by Peacocktail

        Jallaby with his propaganda of War if Sudan is free from invasion, South Sudan shall never have such huge rebellion like in Sudan, fighting in evey corner of the Country, Curse Country.Train Rebels and we shall finsihed them one by one. Unity of Southerners is strong becoz u Arab

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  • 18 November 2012 13:38, by Jalaby

    You’re talking as if we live in different planet than earth and you’re the only one who is talking facts! wake up, the south had never state before but different tribes fighting each other over cows and land, SPLA are nothing but so divided between Dinka & Nuer militia, very few of Shulluk and no real presence for Equatorians and the rest of the tribes

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    • 18 November 2012 13:44, by Jalaby

      The fact behind the real reason why Addis Ababa agreement was failed is still valid which is the tribal conflict between southerners themselves and north was very innocent of breaching that agreement!
      Joseph Lagu who was representing the Equatorians said in 1982 when Dinka under Abel Alier leadership was able to overthrew his government in the south, he said "We (as southerners)

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      • 18 November 2012 13:53, by Jalaby

        have nothing in common other than our black color and Dinka should leave Equatoria region and go home"!
        The south has no real identity and there is nothing can unite them and make them a real sovereign nation!
        I’ve no single doubt that the "some calm" in the south that you see is nothing but the calm that precedes the Storm!
        They situation could explode at anytime anywhere!

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      • 18 November 2012 14:01, by Ruach

        Aha aha aha! He was safe in Israeli air bombardments dropping like rains in Gaza and Khartoum! What are you preaching here? It is a plan with Israeli and South Sudanese to drop bombs in Gaza and fighting with Khartoum Terrorists.An Israeli plan B was to cut off your fake factories in Khartoum and then deal with Gaza terrorists!We must deal here with Khartoum terrorists!Its’ crusade wars against u!

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      • 18 November 2012 14:03, by Peter Marko

        Stop engaging yourself in red herring, my friend. Just answer my question. Do the Saudis, Egyptians, Libyans consider do you, the northerners, as their own brothers and sisters? Why do the Arab countries call you Abieds, especially people of Lebanon? Well, you got what I am alluding to. Answer me frankly, Ya abo ……, fill in the blank. No hard feelings, my friend.

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        • 19 November 2012 00:48, by mohamed mahgoub

          Peter the answer look to the reaction of the so called - Arab league - in due to Israeli when they bombed alyarmok arms factory and the palstinians in Gaza strip

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  • 18 November 2012 14:16, by panchol

    Ha ha ha ha ha oh oh oh.
    South Sudan has no militias, but have professional army that can not be compared to your terrorists of Iran.

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  • 18 November 2012 14:26, by panchol

    Dear Darfur Black Africans, take control of that town, you are too close to khartoum.
    Black Africans of today are not black the past.

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  • 18 November 2012 14:55, by panchol

    There nothing new to South Sudanese. During and after civil war, SPLA had been fighting with the following countries:
    1. plastine 2.Egypt 3.Iran 4. Iraq 5. Libya 6. Yemen and the list goes..... Those whom I mentioned, gave human resources and logistic support to Arabs in Sudan. Yet south Sudanese are ready to pay the same ultimately 2.5 million lives. what soever intoxicated weapons you

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  • 18 November 2012 20:20, by Kalo

    Jalab,your day and Time are numbering,we have the mountains for self protection,what about you if we reached you there in the desert,shout up,stop abusing our leader Alhilu,he is the Historical leader,he was not issued arrest warrant like your criminals of Albashir,Haroun,Abdurahim etc,you will be one day like your brothers palestine,it is just matter of time,wait.

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