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November 21, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) confirmed Wednesday carrying out air attack on Sudanese rebels in Eastern Darfur region but denied hitting South Sudanese state of Northern Bahr el-Gahzal.

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Boy allegedly killed in air raid on Kiir Adem, Northern Bahr el Ghazal (Photo: Deng Garang, The USA Media Team)

SAF spokesperson Al-Sawarmi Khaled was reacting to statements made by the spokesperson of South Sudanese army Philip Aguer who accused Khartoum’s warplanes of bombing Adam Kiir, a location in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal not far from Mile 14, a disputed area between the two countries.

According to Aguer, the Sudanese warplanes killed five civilians. Also, a local official Kuol Athuai Hal, Aweil North County Commissioner, echoed reports about alleged movements of Sudanese ground troops in the area.

"We were surprised by the South Sudan’s claims accusing us of attacking a position of their forces within the Bahr-el-Ghazal", he said in statements to official news agency SUNA on Wednesday. He added that these accusations are "a clear recognition" of the South Sudanese support to the rebel Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), an alliance of Sudanese rebel groups.

He further said the SRF "would not have dared to (establish a camp in Alrguibat at 10 kilometers north to the disputed area of Mile 14) without this considerable support it has received from the South Sudan."

Al-Sawarmi reiterated that they attacked SRF rebel positions inside the Sudanese territory stressing that the presence of the South Sudanese army in Alrguibat "represents an aggression and blatant military intervention in our territory".

Sudan and South Sudan signed on 27 September a security deal providing to renounce any resort to war or violence, and to settle peacefully their differences. They also committed themselves, in accordance to the agreement, to stop supporting rebel groups from both sides.

However, Khartoum and Juba failed to implement the deal over issues around the borders between South Sudan and the Sudanese states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan, where the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement–North, a leading member of the SRF have been fighting the government since last year.

Talks over Abyei and other disputed areas are still to resume. The African Union mediation is yet to convene the Sudanese government and SPLM-N to resume talks over humanitarian assistance and political issues.

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  • 22 November 2012 09:52, by Mi diit

    See, I told you lying is so normal with Khartoum. If they can lie even to their own mothers, what would prevent them from lying to the rest of the world. They lied that they were bombing their rebels but ended up with kids victims from a market inside South Sudan. Foolish lies!!!

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    • 22 November 2012 10:06, by Michael Angelo

      Mi diit,
      Kiir and Machar’s administration is focused only to let oil flow again so that they can steal public funds as usual while failing to protect our people. If those pathetic terrorists didn’t bomb South Sudan then who killed those innocent civilians? South Sudanese must not let Bashir come to our country without compensated those killed by his war planes.

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    • 22 November 2012 10:21, by Sir King

      Look at these people! How can you blame SAF while 14 Miles is their. They are just bombing their territories according to SPLM agreement in Addis Ababa signed. I don’t think you have soundminded brain you people of our country South Sudan. Sorry indeed.

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      • 22 November 2012 11:36, by Mi diit

        Michael Angelo,
        I know you are happy mixing up Kiir and Machar’s responsibilities. When Machar was fighting in Heglig directing its capture, didn’t Kiir order the SPLA to pull out? When Machar was here in USA on UN meeting, didn’t Kiir in Addis Ababa gave away Mile 14. Kiir is the commander-in-chief of the SPLA and Machar is not. Stop blaming Machar now and wait until he becomes the president.

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      • 22 November 2012 12:46, by Ruach

        Sir King
        You are son of bitch fucked in ass by a Gay and fake Arabs! How comes you deny it Death to you son of bitch and your Murle Agent!

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  • 22 November 2012 10:03, by Mike

    The deception and thier well intrinsic of jihadism in extruding to other people airspace is duly wrong and unacceptable cos is breaching the United Nation charter that granted respects for territorial sovernity, thus how would they deny when they have killed five people women and children inside south sudan, looking for enemies isn’t prove because they are not in south sudan.

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    • 22 November 2012 10:15, by master

      Mike
      did u seen what jehad made to your beloved master (israel) yesterday in Gaza

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  • 22 November 2012 10:04, by master

    yes we will bumping u when u try to make insecurty to our conutry
    u could go to UNSC to file complain
    lol
    theveis

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    • 22 November 2012 13:09, by ngomrom

      Hi Master where did you get this funy English, I used to write like in my primary 3. Please go back to school
      Thanks

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      • 22 November 2012 17:14, by Northern Sudanese

        ngomrom
        if we make english mistakes then its not our fault because as you see, english is not out first language anyway. its like making mistakes in french when french isn’t your first language. its a natural thing :)
        we aren’t immigrants or asylum seekers so we don’t need english like you do lol

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  • 22 November 2012 13:55, by mudfish

    To prove Sudan liers and ever deny event what is open seen.the rebel is in North not in South,they meant to do it. let them waite for Suoth Sudan to revage,the one of Israel will be better.

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