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Sudan sending military reinforcements to South Kordofan amid reports of heavy battles


December 13, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese army is dispatching heavy reinforcements to South Kordofan in order to defeat the rebellion and increase security in the border region, the country’s defense minister Abdel Rahim Mohammed Hussein has announced.

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Sudanese defence minister Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein (Photo: Reuters)

In a visit to South Kordofan’s capital Kadugli on Thursday, Hussein told reporters that the federal government will support the conflict-hit state with “heavy military reinforcements and unlimited support” to defeat the rebellion and increase safe areas.

His visit and comments followed reports by the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army North (SPLM/A-N) that their forces defeated attempts on Monday by government forces to capture Daldoka village southeast of Kadugli and inflicted heavy losses on them.

According to the rebels’ spokesperson Arnu Loddi, government forces fled the battlefield leaving 27 dead bodies behind while their forces captured three prisoners and military materiel including five tanks.

The government has not commented on the claims of the insurgents.

In contrast, Hussein said that South Kordofan was witnessing great stability and that the roads between towns and trade movement were safe. He confirmed that the extra troops will help to enforce full control over the state.

South Kordofan governor Ahmad Haroun said that the minister of defense has come to his state leading a military delegation ahead of the arrival of the reinforcements which will increase security and “purge the state of SPLA-N mercenaries”

“We are now safer than any time before” he told reporters.

Fighting in South Kordofan has escalated in recent months and the insurgents managed to shell Kadugli a number of times.

Sudanese government forces appear increasingly incapable of defeating the rebellion of the SPLA/M-N despite Khartoum’s assertions to the contrary. Khartoum refuses to enter negotiations with the insurgents saying they are supported by neighboring South Sudan and demands that Juba sever ties with the SPLA-N that once formed part of South Sudan’s army before its secession from Sudan.

Sudan has been insisting that South Sudan disarms SPLA-N saying that it will not allow Juba to resume exporting its oil via Sudanese territories unless it complies with this condition. South Sudan described Khartoum’s demand as “impossible” and offered to mediate between Sudan and the SPLA-N.


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  • 14 December 2012 10:25, by Dinkawarrior

    This is another white lies from this Murderer called Abdel Damn, you’re sending the military to come and massacred the civilians in South Kordofan. I hope the Mighty God Nuba will save them from your hands. My prayers goes dirrect to the people of Nuba Mountain and the people of Blue Nile. Don’t be worry, God is always with you and we will keep you in our minds. May God be with you. Amen!!

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    • 14 December 2012 10:48, by Dinkawarrior

      Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein is the Terrorist number one and the mastermind Killer of the Sudanese People. This is your time to go to Hell where your brother Osama Bin Laden is. This animal need to die now rather than later, he will finishing the whole country under the watches of the called (UNSC)?? You North Sudanese people you need to wake up and do something now, your future is an unknown!

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      • 14 December 2012 10:57, by Dinkawarrior

        Take a look here: South Sudan has gone forever and Darfur is now on it way to be another country while the Nuba and Blue Nile people will be somehow some time might be South Sudanese! After the departure of everybody, they will together and come back against Khartoum Regime who have been terrorizing it own people. So then where will you go? You better do something and save future of your children!

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        • 14 December 2012 11:01, by Young Lotuko

          South Sudan be ready, this is another tactics of jalaba of trying to get close to our border...

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        • 14 December 2012 11:09, by Dinkawarrior

          The next generation to come will some times say: Sudan used to be called a Blackland Country African which also call a Land of Cush but some hundred years later it changed to be Arab Country! What was wrong then? Now it want back to the original names. There will be a lot of questions and a lot of answers and many researchers. It will be the same with what we learned from Israelis, exactly the sam

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        • 14 December 2012 11:10, by Dinkawarrior

          The next generation to come will some times say: Sudan used to be called a Blackland Country African which also call a Land of Cush but some hundred years later it changed to be Arab Country! What was wrong then? Now it want back to the original names. There will be a lot of questions and a lot of answers and many researchers. It will be the same with what we learned from Israelis, exactly the sam

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    • 14 December 2012 12:07, by Bentiu Elite

      Half of the Sudanese ARMY is from Nuba ,Blue Nile and Darfur. The men from these areas have to think like men when it comes to killing their own people and stopping their RIGHTS. What did Dr.John Garang did when he was send by the Sudanese ARMY in 1983 to kill his own people in South Sudan !!!?
      God bless South Sudan
      SPLA OYEE!!!

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    • 14 December 2012 14:56, by nuer food lovers

      u fake Arab re hard to be understood.u let hero George Athor be headed by the gangs,corruptist,foolish mafia of SPLM.how did u expect the out come.u would have support him to the teeth like what SPLM is doing in Kordufan.u know in every bussiness is either loss or gain but u dismisse the lose,u re going to face it rough.oil was going follw through sudan if u had support Athor to liberate Upper Nil

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      • 14 December 2012 15:05, by nuer food lovers

        if u want security to ur country,plse support David YauYau military ,economically,financially and materially like tank,anti Tank,long rance missile and tactically in surprise attack on SPLA garsion,he will do the job for u.upper and Northern sudan will be in good neighbourhood with peaceful co-excistance as usual.we in Upper re discontented with way the government in juba,but have no support frm u

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        • 15 December 2012 11:26, by Nyakuzuny

          Hello Nuer Food Lovers , my first word I wont to telling you that please could you change the getDam name , and sec.please are you from South Sudanese Really? SPLA Forces they can not Killing any Cillian , you take with your fuckend Governor is one who kill his people.it is one order the millitary.

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          • 15 December 2012 15:28, by nuer food lovers

            yab bro. am south sudanese by birth,naturally.my grand,grandparent re south sudanese from the creation of the universe.they use to pay tax in upper Nile province from the condinumn rule todate.coming to the changing of name will not change my concept &thought toword the fake government in juba.

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            • 15 December 2012 19:16, by Nyakuzuny

              Brother what I meaned nuer are people who have Dignity in our Government they are Loving their Brothers here in South Sudan Together . nuer they don’t have Gang people like those who used to mudered people at-night in Juba or ever were in the world. they don’t takecarry about poverty , they believe God only ,and they are loving our Government of south sudan.

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              • 15 December 2012 19:38, by nuer food lovers

                hey sister nyakuzuny,ilike ur advice &appreciate it.but mindn,t u Pualino Matip,Peter Gatdet,Boi Rolnyang,Gaduel Nyakuei,Taban Deng Gai,Dor manyjuur,were trape by Arab from participating thier couterpart Dinka,Nuba ,Funj using Gargouj(left over bread)in western upper.if u can see how masscared Panaruu Ruweng becozs food only.am neither a Nuer nor am Dinka,i support becoz he is a true nationalist,,

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  • 14 December 2012 10:40, by Tutbol

    The regime in Khartoum should hire historians if it wise so that it can benefit from their advice that not many wars are won by militaries adventures. The regime still hasn’t learnt from it mistakes in the S Sudan. There is an old saying that says "You may win the battle, but you can still lose the war" The disenchanted SPLM/A-N won’t be rid off by those threats as we know it.

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    • 14 December 2012 11:39, by Robot

      I don’t think he (Bashir) will make it this time. Fake Arabs, you are welcomed to hell.

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  • 14 December 2012 18:12, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    Prussian Arab settler think they can invade Africa forever. The land has it own people. As long the Nile still exist, Africa fighters will follow where the Nile end. one day the men of the nile will reclaim their loss land north Africa. recruit all muslim slave fighters against landlord worriors owners will nevers win Arab settlers the days.
    SPLA woayee!
    SPLM woayee!
    Long live our Nile river!

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  • 15 December 2012 04:25, by Kenyang

    South Sudan has moral duty to stand with people of Nuba Mt. and South Blue Blue until their grievances are addressed and their dignity respected. After all, "popular consultation" violated by NiF was part of the CPA and hence, responsibility of SPLA.

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    • 17 December 2012 14:08, by ash85

      Nuer food lovers your name is very funny? I wish I can ashame myslef if I continue to answer your idiotic and nonsensity of empty minded, open your ass and let those roten rats fly out in you son of nothing but food loving creatures.best my business
      brochure for business

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  • 15 December 2012 08:53, by Chuangah

    Damn it! we will not let our Nubian Peoples to be cleanse in their own land, they have their right for popular consultation that will be their only fade, don’t ever give up my Nubian people, the enviroment will protect you and God one day will look down onto you, we will stand with yu no matter what!

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