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80 killed in Misseriya clan clashes in South Kordofan - witness


December 8, 2013 (LONDON) - Around 80 people were killed in fighting between rival clans of the Misseriya tribe in the town of al-Fula in South Kordofan State on 6 January, a source in the area told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday.

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Misseriya leaders (UN)

The fighting began at 8am on Sunday 6 January when the Awlad (Sons of) Heiban attacked al-Fula town killing 20 members of the Awlad Serur and Awlad Metanin Misseriya groups, who live in the area.

The source in Al-Fula, which is in the west of the state, said that police and security forces were outnumbered and did not intervene in the clash, which lasted for around 10 hours.

Initial reports indicated that 11 people were killed from the Heiban clan and 6 from Awlad Serur and Metanin but the number of fatalities appear to have increased dramatically as police brought bodies back from the scene of the fighting, on the edge of the town, to Al-Fula’s graveyard.

The witness in Al-Fula told Sudan Tribune that 60 members of the Awlad Heiban clan, who attacked the town, as well 20 members of Awlad Serur and Awlad Metanin were killed during the defence of the town. The true number of dead was only now emerging, he said, now that security was being restored to the area.

The source said he had seen the graves of those killed, as they had been buried on Monday and Tuesday.

Many of those involved in the fighting were former members of the police and the Popular Defence Forces (PDF) - a government paramilitary armed during the two-decade civil war with southern rebels - in now what is independent South Sudan - and members of the Nuba tribe from the Nuba Mountains in the central and eastern parts of South Kordofan.

As part of the 2005 peace deal that led to South Sudan’s separation 18 months ago, the predominantly Misseriya populated Western Kordoan State was merged into South Kordofan State.

However the SPLM-North have been fighting the government in South Kordofan since June 2011 after a disputed election and the failure to implement popular consultations and over aspects of the 2005 peace deal related to the area before South Sudan’s independence.

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir confirmed in his New Year address that the government has proposed re-instituting Western Kordofan State. Such a move is seen by some as potential way to end the conflict by appointing Governor Ahmed Haroun to head Western Kordofan and offering the SPLM-N’s Abdulaziz al-Hilu, who lost to Haroun in the April 2011 election, the position of Governor of a reconstituted South Kordofan.

The possibility of a deal of this nature has been made less likely by the SPLM-N’s coalition with Darfur rebels, which it entered into after a framework agreement with the government in August 2011 was rejected by Khartoum, leading the outbreak of fighting in Blue Nile, another state on the border with South Sudan.

Considering the level of violence and the apparent high number of dead from Sunday’s clashes, it is expected to be some months until a Misseriya conference can be organised to address the differences that caused the recent conflict, as security and trust between the clans will first have to be restored.

Before oil was discovered in South Kordofan the Misseriya did not have such fierce disputes over land between their various clans, according to local people. But since oil was discovered the value and potential value of land has risen significantly, with groups hoping they will benefit if oil is discovered on land they control.


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  • 9 January 2013 10:48, by Bilpam Land & Itang are Roots of South Sudan.

    Hahaa it’s good news let them calling all these Nonsence who will takecare for thier problem?

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    • 9 January 2013 11:04, by Rezingving monynok

      huhuh uuuuuuuuuu
      where is the northern sudanese , bastard master ,annoying insect mosquito jalaby ,fake arab criminals, now they killing themselves for survival , guns were distributed with motors to these people last year ,this is your satanic plan, now it turn red as you planned it
      curse be upon you people julubi

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      • 9 January 2013 11:14, by Nyakuzuny

        Exactly brother were they ? Northern Sudanese and Jalaby I sort that they are in the Funderal for upcoming Death of their President Ohmer Aljerima.

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        • 9 January 2013 12:42, by Badi Malawi

          Haaaa ! what a good news that was made by nubians to crush those servants of sultan bashir ,kill them we are behind you

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        • 9 January 2013 17:11, by Northern Sudanese

          i am here you son of my slave :D don’t believe these fake figures those who died were 14 and no match to those killed in cattle raiding looooool

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          • 9 January 2013 19:56, by Nyakuzuny

            were are you exactly Northern Sudanese son of bitch? you are the really our Slave we are the really Citizen here in Sudan as whole , could you please give me your background here in Sudan,Don’t eating without good History, please tough to know your background were are you come from you have to know.Sudan is for Black People not for Arabs.

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          • 9 January 2013 21:13, by Santino Akot

            used your real name son of a bitch who called him self Northern Sudanese as I’m using my real name. In any sociaty of sudanese, there is one has a name Northern Sudanese smart ass mother fucker. you scare to be caught and get kill. Because, you have such a big mouth. used your name to prove that you telling the truth.

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            • 9 January 2013 21:19, by Santino Akot

              I Mean. in our society as I’m a real Southern Sudanese I rether died with truth. that why I’m my real name not like scaring ass. I would you prove your self you telling while you are not using your name. Northern Sudanese is not your real name. Yeah I’m talking to you. What is your real name?.

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    • 10 January 2013 06:51, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Alway we do hear mirreriya,do this do that it is a very good news if they have started among themselves like this,all are former soldiers who fought in south Sudan war not bad but no way for Abyei for misseriya now.

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  • 9 January 2013 10:54, by Bilpam Land & Itang are Roots of South Sudan.

    am very appropriate South Kordofan for killing of Misseriya criminals were are they came from exactly , let them leave Abyie area , and were are their Father Ohmer Aljerima who is control Abyie for oils ?

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  • 9 January 2013 10:55, by william mawien

    Go ahead misseryia before ur ass is "smushed"(niku fi jabat) by dinka ;;;;;;;do not try to come in dinka land ;;;;;;south khohdifan is your ????????8-)

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    • 9 January 2013 12:13, by aguotwany@live.com

      william , this time really the best to our goverment on Juba and great position to put off Khartoum clip. Army the same Messaria to kill them more. Khartoum is over and it right for our government yo put the right tools in place. Hiring more young who especialized in different fields to put it strategic deterrence . We need bring movie producer to unearth the death tool , the crimes they have in S

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      • 9 January 2013 18:25, by william mawien

        You are 100% correct bro from south sudan khartoum is over ???????losing south sudan is like losing personal eyes to khartoum;;;;;;;;we are happy here in south sudan making cheers everytime ???;;;;;8-)

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  • 9 January 2013 10:58, by Bilpam Land & Itang are Roots of South Sudan.

    Look they look like Criminals , Nonsence .

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  • 9 January 2013 10:58, by Bilpam Land & Itang are Roots of South Sudan.

    Look they look like Criminals , Nonsence .

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  • 9 January 2013 11:00, by william mawien

    Keep on making revenge the oil in the land belong to
    it will benefit who takes the land fight very hard :*;;;;

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    • 9 January 2013 11:07, by Robot

      "Before oil was discovered in South Kordofan the Misseriya did not have such fierce disputes over land between their various clans, according to local people. But since oil was discovered the value and potential value of land has risen significantly, with groups hoping they will benefit if oil is discovered on land they control". PERIOD, THIS PARAGRAPH EXPLAINS THE NATURE OF "FAKE ARABS".

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      • 9 January 2013 17:12, by Northern Sudanese

        that sentence explain the lies and stupidity of insects! real insects looool

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  • 9 January 2013 11:09, by Nyakuzuny

    waw it’s very good news eactly , my sugestion is going to Dinka Ngok , were are they ? why you don’t adding the mudered to misseriya to leave the Land. if this Land belong to you Dinka Ngok ? if you are don’t to do it! please don’t crying again like Dogs here in South Sudan; because you are forgetting your Land.

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    • 9 January 2013 11:18, by Robot


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  • 9 January 2013 11:27, by sudani ana

    Breaking News!!!!
    Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) confirms that SPLA has started withdrawing from 6 disputed border areas.

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    • 9 January 2013 12:14, by Rommel

      sudani ana:
      Why do you feel the need to distract us from the issue at hand!? There are no disputed areas, however, there are occupied territories. These "withdrawals" are temporary; we’ll get our lands back.

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      • 9 January 2013 16:04, by Chol

        Sudani, when did you become the news breaking guy on this site? 80 people killed in intertribal fight in South Kordofan not news for you? If one of us has to come with his or her own news; then there will be no need for Sudan Tribune!

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    • 9 January 2013 12:18, by Robot

      Sudani ana,
      This was yesterday’s propaganda, who told you SPLA has withdrawn, that liar from UK lied to the media that SPLA has started withdrawing!!!!, mere lie my friend, SPLA is still in their positions and ready to protect the territorial integrity of South Sudan.

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      • 9 January 2013 12:27, by sudani ana

        What topic at hand? Misseria clans fighting with each other? We have always known Messeria clans to be brave fighters but also hot headed. Fights do happen between tribal sub clans every now and then, this has been going on on since time immemorial, nature of the beast.
        Robot: I only believed this because it came from SAF.

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        • 9 January 2013 12:39, by Robot

          Sudani ana,
          "i only believe it because it was from SAF"..... bla bla i quote, well how many lies has SAF spread to cover up their defeats and humiliation???. but i might be the right source telling you what SPLA hasn’t done.

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        • 9 January 2013 12:40, by Rommel

          sudani ana:
          You believe this announcement because it came from the SAF!? I don’t wish to cause offence, but your armed forces are not exactly purveyors of truth — and admittedly, neither are mine... the essential difference is that I don’t believe a word my military spokesmen (s) say without first verifying it.

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          • 9 January 2013 12:50, by Rommel

            It’s understandable that you people would very much like to depict the Misseriya as these brave warriors of the frontier... but they have a penchant for only attacking civilians and dastardly avoiding military areas. There raids [in tandem with your armed forces] on Dinka civilians in Bahr el Ghazal created an artificial famine that claimed 350, 000 lives in 1988-9...

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            • 9 January 2013 12:55, by Rommel

              .. But as soon as armed units were dispatched to these areas, the Misseriya no longer seemed keen on engaging in raids that resulted in abductions, rapes and murder. The Misseriya have on many occasions voiced their apparent willingness to die for lands that do not belong to them… we shall thoroughly test the limits of their resolve, commitment, determination and threshold for pain and misery.

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            • 9 January 2013 12:58, by sudani ana

              You said the same thing a couple of days or so ago, but the number you quoted was 250,000!. So how come this number has now risen to 350,000??? This just shows you’re making these numbers up as you go along. Next week we’ll probably be looking at 500,000.

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              • 9 January 2013 13:19, by Rommel

                sudani ana:
                You know you really should just try asking me questions, instead of trying to prove a non-point. The 1988-89 famine did indeed cause the deaths of 250, 000, but the famine of 1998 caused the deaths of another 100, 000 and so I conflated the two to = 350, 000 in all. I merely made the mistake of not adding 1998 as a year on its own, or in this form: 1988-9-98.

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    • 9 January 2013 18:19, by william mawien

      No no no no man spla will never withdraw ???;;???;???;?????by the way spla is the most advanced army in sudan ?????;;???;???;;;spla is able of repulsing saf any where in sudan ;;;;;spla oyeeee

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  • 9 January 2013 12:58, by Badi Malawi

    They will die gradually if they cant leave abyei ,the were samarou by almajerim bashir to go anywhere but if am not mistaken these fuck p,ple almiseriya de they will without land believe mi or not

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  • 9 January 2013 13:14, by Makunon

    Where is Mr Nafie God minister for Deaths Affairs to direct these dead as we heard from him before, those who killed at government side will go to the heaven and those who are killed at rebels side will go to hell, what about those Misseriya dead will go where?

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    • 9 January 2013 13:53, by Kalo

      You will finished missyria if you follow the NCP policy,you received the guns to fight against Southerns or SRF but God w turn you to fight each others because you are very foolish, nomadic minded,those Jalabas in Khartoum will laugh at you,take care.

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  • 9 January 2013 13:54, by Piny Amec Abethool-Jesus


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    • 9 January 2013 15:17, by sudani ana

      What’s this idiot talking about? please read the article first. This has nothing to do with Nuba people, this is Misseryia fighting each other. What an idiot.

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      • 9 January 2013 21:57, by Paulino Miabek de Minyiel.

        Sudan Ana,
        If this such tragic killing wasn’t a setup on misseriya people by the NIF regime in Khartoum, then why not r we not seeing any response from your government? An idiots misseriyan has been a door for Khartoum for so long, massacring south Sudanese a long border all this time around. "What go around come around " God is revenging now. 80 bodies aren’t enough, we needs 2.5 million to die

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        • 9 January 2013 22:35, by Paulino Miabek de Minyiel.

          northern Sudanese, Sudan inti, jalaby inti.
          Why not your quarter master general Omaar Bashit has no plan to disarm the misseriya tribes stop killing themselves, if this plan isn’t interest of NIF. So, come folks! Don’t depends the problem. That government in Khartoum is the problem. They don’t want to leave no body behind period. No Khartoum baarii anymore! It’s now Khartoum thokuun.

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  • 9 January 2013 16:08, by solider

    Piny Amec Abethool-Jesus
    70% of SAF soldiers are nuba and fure.that means they used to kill janobeen too.plz don’t act like you care about nuba and fure. you just want sudaness to fight each othere.

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  • 9 January 2013 16:51, by panchol

    please learn that lesson NCP has been teaching to you. Take arms and joint Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) fight against regime in Khartoum. Leave being use to fight Nuba, Darfurians and Junubeen. Your tribe of Messiryia will later secret if not refrain itself from NCP influence.

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  • 9 January 2013 22:52, by ANYANYA1

    Good News, that is what will happen to those how take other people with out thank. God is fighting with you because you guys don’t tell the trust unless you Arab say sorry to South Sudanese people.
    South Sudan God Oyee
    SPLA Oyee

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  • 10 January 2013 01:07, by Kenyang

    Some of you seemed to be happy about division among Arabwannabes Misseriyas but sad news to you, Salva Kiir is more then willing to surrender your own parts/lands (eg. Higlig, 14 miles, etc) of South Sudan (o these very people. You now have a choice: fight Salva Kiir & replace him with someone who can stand in front of hell of bullets just only to protect an in ach of South Sudan or be my guess.

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  • 10 January 2013 01:40, by Kenyang

    ... be my guest, no warrior in South Sudanese who can copy & paste coward Salva Kiir as thinker o warrior. I trust myself as a JEC Amir (1986/7,) litte you can tell me about Salva Kiir. I admire Salva Kiir in many ways, don’t get it wrong. But the man’s presidency was a golden luck when Garang who decisively suddenly dissappeared in thin air.

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  • 10 January 2013 06:54, by barbayo

    those Misseriya they run here and there to land , but every land has owners ,it was now approved that those misserya are land grabas, that one is, simple ,Misserya will get awost one in Abyei soon.

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