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Sudanese army kill over 50 rebels in South Kordofan – spokesperson


January 12, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) repulsed an attack on its positions southward of the capital of South Kordofan state where they killed over 50 rebels, said Al-Sawarmi Khaled spokesperson in a statement released on Friday .

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The official spokesman of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), Colonel Al-Sawarmi Khaled Saad (Photo: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images)

The Sudanese troops are fighting since more than a year the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in South Kordofan where the rebels are mainly present in southern and eastern parts of the troubled state .

Last October, the SPLM-N shelled the state’s capital Kadugli saying they want to export the conflict to the government’s zones. SAF from its side, launched a counterattack with heavy aerial raids on the rebel positions to prevent such move.

Al-Sawarmi, in a statement issued late in Friday night, said the Sudanese troops killed more than 50 rebels and destroyed four tanks when the SPLM-N fighters attacked its positions in Harmra and El-Ahmier, two areas located 15 km south of the capital Kadugli.

The military spokesperson said the attack started on Friday morning when the rebels shelled the areas before to engage a large-scale offensive with a big number of fighters and eight tanks aiming to control advanced positions allowing them to shell the capital Kadugli, as he claimed.

Reached by telephone SPLM-N spokesperson Arno Lodi told Sudan Tribune on Saturday morning they did not yet get any details from their troops in the area about this operation.

Al-Sawarni said the army lost a number of soldiers without further details.

The African Union mediation team led by Thabo Mbeki did not yet announce a date for the resumption of humanitarian or political talks between the Sudanese government and the SPLM-N.

Khartoum says Juba must disengage with its former allies before to discuss a political settlement with the rebels.

The SPLM-N and its allied Darfur rebels in the Sudanese Revolutionary Front say they seek to bring down the regime. Also, they demand a holistic peace process to discuss a comprehensive solution for the conflicts in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile.


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  • 12 January 2013 08:22, by George Bol

    Coward SAF can not defeat SPLA-N. SPLA oyeee!

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    • 12 January 2013 09:22, by zulu

      Sawarmi you Liar,
      You have just lost many tanks, amunitions and loss of lives. How can you blatantly lie to raise the morale of weakening army and your loyal stooges in this manner?

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      • 12 January 2013 19:45, by P.K.M

        If there is any sign of nerve-gas use to kill over 50 rebels in Kordofan, the rebel leaders should make it clear to the international community. The Sudanese should not get away with it this time after they use it at Panthou/Heglig to kill many SPLA soldiers in South Sudan.

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    • 12 January 2013 09:43, by Johndumo14

      This guy called Al-Sawarmi Khaled spokesperson for sudan`s army is a liar, no body will blieve what he has just nnounced. He always denies ,it is not the first time he reports news like that,his mother is from Nuba tribe his father is from arab tribe but he still called himself an arab. iam sorry for him and many others like him.

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    • 12 January 2013 10:43, by Dinkawarrior

      They have been attacking civilians and now lying of killing 50-SPLA/N. We would like to see their bodies if you’re really a government’s people but not a gang of criminals.
      Shame on you!

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      • 12 January 2013 10:51, by Dinkawarrior

        If you’re really a government of people but not a gang of criminals. Then we will be happy to sesssssssss their bodies on the screen
        Shame on you (National Criminal Party!)???

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  • 12 January 2013 08:24, by omoni jr.

    True lies, later we will hear different stories.

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  • 12 January 2013 08:26, by Gatkuoth

    If SAFs were able to count the rebels killed and could not know the number of SAFs killed in the attack then the opposite is true. It was a coordinated attack by SRF, yesterday SLM took control of 2 towns east of Jebel Mara and SPLA-N wanted to take control of Kadugli at the same instance. Just wait for some days, you won’t like it.

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  • 12 January 2013 08:42, by barbayo

    soon Tayab Musfa and his uncle Bashir are capture life.

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    • 12 January 2013 09:00, by Nibs

      "the army had lost a number of soldiers..."Sound very good.it’s not funny they counted 50 dead rebels and failed to count theirs.

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  • 12 January 2013 09:01, by barbayo

    people ran out Kadugle town to out side town,SAF are been killed their equipments are taken by SPLA-N
    soon you will see new things

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  • 12 January 2013 09:16, by william

    Jalaba can go there and count SAF caualities because swari managed to count SPLM-N and failed to count his army. What a liar arab!!! All wanted criminals from NCP will be handed to the ICC soon.

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    • 12 January 2013 09:38, by Robot

      The article is reflecting the whole lie clearly, lets wait for the last minute.

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  • 12 January 2013 09:48, by wang

    They killed civilians and try to change a whole history to something else. Show us their bodies and the tanks you are claimed you had destroyed.

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  • 12 January 2013 10:02, by solider

    hehe .SAF is attacking them and SPLM/A is betraying them. al hilo and agar mad their life mistake by bonding with janooben.soon splm/n will be eradicated when the south oil flow through sudan. hahahahaha

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    • 12 January 2013 10:19, by william mawien

      how can ur saf be so weak like that publishing lies to sudanese
      wait for spla ;;;;to capture border towns for srf??;;;;; i do no know where arabs (gays)will go after srf capture khartoum;;;;;;

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  • 12 January 2013 13:18, by panchol

    was it not the most greatest lier who did report about Panthou, Tishwin, Jau, Karasana and Panakuach. Lol! hahahaha. There is something indicating that you are Arab. how can a Government of people report what its army killed.It is

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  • 12 January 2013 14:48, by Makuer Marou Manok

    the Liars that called themselves Arabs don’t admit even if you defeat them. when wrestling with an Arab man and throw him down and sit on him, still he insist that he defeats you. Their power is on their tongues but it is not in their arms. They are weak in practical but strong in words. It is their mouths that have power.
    It is easy for SPLM-N to Defeat the weak SAF.

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  • 12 January 2013 15:27, by Junubda

    SAF are just lair no one believe them, They are covering up something.

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  • 12 January 2013 15:32, by Mapuor

    Racial wars in Sudan are more devastating then cattle rustling in the South.Foula saw deadly clashes between black messyeria and brown ones.Now darkskin Nuba with light skin forces of Khartoum.International community should come in and stop it for neither side is winning the war.

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    • 12 January 2013 19:31, by no peace with north

      All Arab are liar since I was in khartoum they always annouces when there is a fighting between SPLA and their soldiers they decisve us that we kill all the SPLA Soldiers no something call SPLA again yet they are the one lost big numbers of soldiers and may be they killed two or three soldier of SPLA while hundreds soldiers died.

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      • 12 January 2013 20:44, by Kalo

        Sawarimi you are lair,i am inside South Kordofan,SPLM/N lost 8 marytes,21 slide injury,They killed more than 40 SAF,destroyed two tank,four vehicles,one big truck in Elhemer,destroyed military camps in Almara and Seref and also two tanks lost from SPLM/N,struggle continues,what you say is not true.

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