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South Sudan: 900 displaced by Sudan air attacks


November 26, 2012 (JUBA) - Bombing of South Sudan’s Northern Bahr El Ghazal State, allegedly carried out by Sudanese warplanes over three days last week, has displaced more than 900 people in Aweil North County, officials said on Sunday.

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Some of the 900 people displaced from Kiir Adem in Aweil North County, Northern Bahr El Ghazal State, South Sudan, by alleged SAF bombings between 20-22 November. 25 November 2012 (Source: Office of the Commissioner of Aweil North County)

Khartoum has denied bombing South Sudanese territory but admits it has bombed Sudanese rebel positions just 10 kilomters north of the disputed Mile 14 area. Khartoum accuses Juba of continuing to back the rebels , although this is denied by Juba.

A senior official in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal State government said Sunday that the bombing of the area from Tuesday until Thursday last week is linked to the ’Mile 14 ’ area being included in a proposed demilitarised buffer zone along the disputed international border, which was agreed in September under African Union mediation.

The Commissioner of Aweil North County, Kuol Athuai Hal, said thousands of terrified civilians have deserted their villages and started fleeing towards the state capital, Aweil, following bombings between 20 and 22 November. Seven people have been killed, according to the Commissioner.

Hal told Sudan Tribune on Sunday that 900 displaced people had arrived in the Gokmachar and are "in need of a lot of things”, adding that South Sudan’s army (SPLA) are deployed in all the villages around Kiir Adem to ensure the protection of the population.

The SPLA accused the Sudanese army on Friday of amassing troops on the border and moving towards their positions in some areas.

South Sudan’s, Minister of Information, Benjamin Marial, described the bombings as a “wanton and malicious” on Sunday.

“Civilians are not like soldiers. They do not know techniques to avoid being hit by the bombs. They just run whenever they hear sound of the warplanes”, Marial said.

There have been no reports of bombings since Thursday but local officials say SAF planes circled the area on Friday in an attempt to further intimidate the population.

Marial, said that the South Sudanese government were commitment to provide security and protection to the citizens in the area.

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Some of the 900 people displaced from Kiir Adem in Aweil North County, Northern Bahr El Ghazal State, South Sudan, by alleged SAF bombings between 20-22 November. 25 November 2012 (Source: Office of the Commissioner of Aweil North County)

“The people of Aweil are part of [the] Republic of South Sudan and the government of this country has not relinquished its responsibility to providing security and protecting citizens and their properties. The SPLA is on alert and monitoring activities of the Sudanese armed forces closely”, Marial told Sudan Tribune on Sunday.

Although both sides agreed to withdraw 10km either side of a notional, non-binding line proposed by the AU, the security elements of the deal have not been implemented and it has faced stern criticism in South Sudan where many see Mile 14’s inclusion as a recognition that the area in disputed. There are many areas claimed by both sides along the 1,800km border, which came into being in July last year when South Sudan seceded as part of a 2005 peace deal.

South Sudan said that Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) planes started bombing the area of Kiir Adem on Tuesday killing seven people. According to the Secretary General of the Northern Bahr el Ghazal State government, Garang Kuot Kuot, the bombing campaign is “a tactic” to instigate the “forceful displacement” of the civilian population in order to pave way for SAF to occupy the area.

“After three days of consecutive, indiscriminate aerial bombardment, there was, and still is, wider panic among civil population in the area. Causing wide spread fear among civil population is the ultimate aim of Khartoum Government. The most likely calculation among Khartoum planners and strategists is that civil population will eventually be forced to leave their homes, paving way for Khartoum to entrench its control over the area and eventually settles its Messeria and Rezeigat nomads there.”

Kuot said that Khartoum hoped that by bombing Kiir Adem the Cooperation Agreement, signed in September, would unravel.

The Northern Bahr el Ghazal official, repeated South Sudan’s claim that Khartoum has introduced "impossible" additional demands, including asking the SPLA to disarm their former comrades in South Kordofan and Blue Nile since last year.

Sudan’s defence minister on the other hand, has blamed Juba for the failure implement the deal. Khartoum is not satisfied that the SPLA has completely sever its ties with the SPLA-North in the Two Areas and has refused to allow oil exports through its territory to resume until security issues are resolved..

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People displaced in Northern Bahr El Ghazal state by alleged SAF bombings in 2012 (Office of the Aweil North county commissioner/File)

“Khartoum is already giving impossible conditions to be met by the Government of South Sudan before oil production could begin. At the moment, the dateline for resumption of oil production has long passed and it looks like we may not see the resumption of oil production any time soon”, Kuot said.

Kuot said described last weeks bombing campaign, as “usual act of aggression” by the Khartoum government. In April the two sides nearly returned to all-out conflict over another disputed area - Heglig/Panthou. South Sudan’s army occupied the key oil area for ten-days during the fighting,which Juba says was triggered by air and ground attacks by SAF.

On that occasion SAF’s bombing went as far into South Sudanese territory as Bentui, the capital of Unity State. On the that occasion, the United Nations witnessed and reported the attack.


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  • 26 November 2012 07:22, by Jalaby

    I bet the number of displaced people in south Sudan due to cows raiding and tribal conflict is much much bigger that Sudan air attacks (if any)!!

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    • 26 November 2012 07:53, by wang

      Your government is worldwide recognisable as a champion when it comes to civilian’s displacement. We have already received almost a quarter of millions which were displaced just recently in central Sudan and Darfur region. Shame on you Muslim who always only targeting civilians for just to steal their land and claim it later on to be yours.

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    • 26 November 2012 08:25, by wang

      Is either Nuer or Dinka, but have completely brainwashed due to huge amount money (NCP) thugs given it to him to promote their craps on this forums. Shame on you heatless boy

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    • 26 November 2012 08:32, by Ruach

      Gay Jalllabi
      I wonder why you guys usually appreciate suicide bombers than condemning them,you don’t condemn criminals,you don’t condemn terrorists!What is wrong in your bloods which have almost reached 100degrees celsuis in your hottest and driest env’ts?

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      • 26 November 2012 09:08, by Jalaby

        Idiot Ruach (Homo Erectus)
        You’re the most nasty idiot person in this forum, you know, I tried to understand whether you belong to human or animal (monkey) category, absolutely your brainless can’t qualify you to belong to human group in the same type you’re a little bit above animal (monkey) but below human, you completely fit

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        • 26 November 2012 09:09, by Jalaby

          homo erectus, you know what homo erectus? don’t worry son of bitch I’ll tell you, homo erectus was belonging to ape specious, smarter than chimpanzee but below human, Homo erectus would bear a striking resemblance to modern humans, but had a brain about 74% of the size of modern man. Its forehead is less sloping and the teeth are smaller, developed a kind of broken

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          • 26 November 2012 09:10, by Jalaby

            communication skills!
            Homo erectus profile is completely fit your profile, the only thing that is amazing me that homo erectus was extincted before 1.5 million years ago, how did you get to our current era you poor monkey?!

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            • 26 November 2012 09:11, by Jalaby

              You said before "Am a H2O Engineer and doing Master Degree in Biotechnology.I’m a BSC in Irrigation and a BSC in Soil Science.I’m studying all tissues now"
              Where is that brain which can do all that idiot? your brain is incapable of doing any sophisticated job at all then how can you do all that together you nasty monkey?

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              • 26 November 2012 09:26, by Jalaby

                I would suggest you little monkey these type of jobs since they’re required no brain thinking at all:
                Car washer, carpet cleaner, pizza delivery,etc in addition to your main job which is "Pimp" job "Tarasa"

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                • 26 November 2012 11:07, by Ruach

                  Gay Jallabi
                  Yaeh it is up to u to describe and overlook human being that way as you believe you are the only wise, most educated! However,it is very far from the truth!You are a Gay,Terrorists,looter,idiot,Suicide bombers!It is very idiotic comment to still believe in having attachments to Champanzee with no idealic logic from the scientific points of views!Nobody look like monkey in South Sudan.

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                  • 26 November 2012 11:16, by Jalaby

                    Monkey Rauch,
                    You actually do look like monkey, behave like monkey and act like monkey because you’re nothing but monkey!
                    I’ve my car that needs to be washed, please wash it and I’ll compensate you a banana the same way I did last time, I know you always do like my big banana, it does taste good, doesn’t it monkey?

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                  • 26 November 2012 11:27, by Ruach

                    A study was conducted in tanzania in 1962-64 credited to both Mary and Luios Leakery who found fossils in TZ.In its appearance and Morphology,H habilis is the least similar to modern humans of all species in the genus as it has been thought to be ancestor of all Arab Species bearing different human genus and hearts with its life dedicated to terrorisms,suicide bombing,lies,looting..Debates continu

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                    • 26 November 2012 11:35, by Ruach

                      H habilis is often thought to be ancestor of sophistcated Homo gaysters which in turn gave rise to the more terrorists appearing species.Debates continue whether Arab species originate from Erected human being(H erectus)that all human being originated or they are separate entities!The scientific fact is that Monkey has long hair on his body,but human being has no hair on his body a fact that.....

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                      • 26 November 2012 11:47, by Ruach

                        a fact that can easily be observed on my smooth body!However,most Experts assume the intelligence and social organization of H habilis were more sopisticated than typical Australopethicines or champanzees with lot of hair covering the body!Homo Habilis coexisted with other homos some of w/c prospered for many melinia,with its least specialized diets that make it angry to other homos!Jali u are her

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                        • 26 November 2012 11:55, by Ruach

                          Jali here we go.Homo Habilis co-existed with Africans for about 5000000 years which the photo records will show u. Another interesting evident was recently discovered from Afar in Ethiopia which I will quit now ya Jaligayster!Gaysterisms are the actual and generate some appreciations in your culture. Am very far from Champanzee in that the former has it hair covering its body but am a smooth skinn

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                    • 26 November 2012 12:05, by Jalaby

                      Monkey Ruach,
                      I’ve never said u belong to Homo Habilis because that a bit far from modern human but u actually belong to Homo Erectus that did look very similar to modern human, I’m still wondering, how did you get to our current human time because your Homo ancestors extincted 1.5 million years ago?!

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                      • 26 November 2012 12:08, by Jalaby

                        Here is the picture of your Homo Erectus monkey which look very close to modern human (really looks like you):
                        File:Homo erectus new.JPG

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                        • 26 November 2012 13:22, by Ruach

                          Gaysterrorisms(Jali): It seems you don’t understand English properly!Listen Gaysterrorist,I haven’t said I belong to Homo Hablis ie your ancestor or ancestor for all Arabs,suicide bombers,Terrorists! However,the above picture u attach here its body is ciliated that the people will uactually see it with your appearance.Any black man has no hair on his body,but only the head is ciliated! see urself

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                          • 26 November 2012 13:38, by Ruach

                            Gaysterrorist:Despite the fact that the photo shopper make it black,scientific eveidents can less be taken phenotypically but genotypic appearance entrusted evidents.Genophic appearance are the one showing DNA evident which is a modern that prevent Human Abductor(Arabs) from stealing.See your photo shop has lot of air covering his body.It is laughable

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                          • 26 November 2012 13:38, by Ruach

                            Gaysterrorist:Despite the fact that the photo shopper make it black,scientific eveidents can less be taken phenotypically but genotypic appearance entrusted evidents.Genophic appearance are the one showing DNA evident which is a modern that prevent Human Abductor(Arabs) from stealing.See your photo shop has lot of air covering his body.It is laughable

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                            • 26 November 2012 13:48, by Jalaby

                              Monkey Ruach,
                              Your English is very poor and you have bad communication that’s another proof of your Homo Erectus belonging!
                              Don’t you feel shame of yourself and say "Am a H2O Engineer and doing Master Degree in Biotechnology.I’m a BSC in Irrigation and a BSC in Soil Science.I’m studying all tissues now"

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                              • 26 November 2012 13:54, by Jalaby

                                Okay, never mind, let us forget about your H2O Engineer, Biotechnology Master and BSC soil science, it’s not time for kidding monkey, my car is waiting for you to be washed and my big banana will be your prize you monkey! LOOOOOOOOOL

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                              • 26 November 2012 14:03, by Ruach

                                Jalabi:You are the most idiot I must quit devating with fool like u.I have to accept and use the best of my knowledge that you are abnormal and retarded mind! Say whatever you like to say about me.I did study all u mentioned and its a fact

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                        • 26 November 2012 13:29, by Aaban

                          This is totally Out of human being characters, and totally out of normal person norm, if you are not that silly, boy, you would have not dare to compared the human being with animals, this is not a talking from my Sudanese people but by cerntent people who love being racist and post their deviant among the people, you are out of your mind, shame to you,

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                          • 26 November 2012 13:50, by Ruach

                            aha,don’t worry of the gayster

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                          • 26 November 2012 14:00, by Jalaby

                            I know you’re close minded and idiot, your hatred to north (nile people) drive you crazy and deluded all your brain, you only read my words and don’t read this idiot Ruach words and that he is saying Homo Halibis monkey were Arab ancestors! Go to hell with your hatred!

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                            • 26 November 2012 14:49, by Aaban

                              You act excusably with navies precarious manner, you always over reacting to every situation, you don’t really act like normal person, you might be overrides just like Bashir whom his foolishness doesn’t hold his primitive racist to those who disagree with him, you really weak and act out of precinct manner, why do I have to hate northerner for? This shows your weak cowardic silly childish,

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                              • 26 November 2012 14:55, by Aaban

                                Do I need permission from you love wicked criminal who might not care of humanity,? No I am a man of dignity and respect races, I will judge you with what you say, not what you looked

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                      • 26 November 2012 17:04, by P.K.M
                        • 26 November 2012 17:06, by P.K.M

                          You see, just because you haven’t learned human history in primary school doesn’t mean you, as a human being evolved from monkeys. You see; stupidity could be corrected unless you’re highly ill-advised!

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                        • 26 November 2012 18:34, by Ruach

                          Thank you very much! I was using a theoretical point of view that the gayster can never believe that all humans originated from those homos! I was trying to convince him,but showing picture completely different from our shapes!

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        • 26 November 2012 16:01, by Civilrights

          Jalaby & Ruach
          You must know that all of us are sons and daughters of Adam & Eve. Let’s be objective to change our behaviors and comply with human rights.

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  • 26 November 2012 07:35, by wang

    Juba government shouldn’t have watched these more vulnerable people leaving their home without doing anything about. A Weil community have had contributed a lot in South Struggles and they deserves well protection from that weak government in Juba. I am starting to get sick of kiir administration due to their lack of action.

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    • 26 November 2012 07:59, by Mr Equal

      Why sudan-tribune keep reporting the thing that has no solution for it ? If there is no soultion for it then forget a bout it. Let them displce and die as no body care a bout them.
      Government keeping silence because of oil.

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