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February 4, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese army accused South Sudan forces (SPLA) of not fulfilling prompt and unconditional withdrawal of its troops from five disputed areas stressing that such position negatively affects security and stability of the border between the two states.

Sudan and South Sudan agreed in September last year to activate a buffer zone between the two countries in all the disputed zones on the common border to avoid a return to war between the two countries.

However, the operationalisation of this demilitarised zone is not yet effective due to the divergence of the two parties over the inclusion of South Kordofan and Blue Nile borders in this zone. Also, on Mile 14, the two parties disagree over the surface of the claimed area.

In a press release published on Monday, the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) spokesperson Al-Sawarmi Khaled Saad said that Juba’s non-compliance with withdrawal is a rejection of the Security Council Resolution 2046 and all the agreements signed by both parties.

The military spokesperson cautioned that Juba failure to withdraw troops has a serious impact on the achievement of the common interest of the two peoples, and adversely affect the security and stability on the border between the two countries.

He added that Sudan, in its letter to the UNISFA commander forces, confirmed that SAF forces have no military presence south to the centreline of the demilitarized area.

The South Sudanese government on 16 January announced the withdrawal of its troops from the disputed area.

Juba also stressed it accepted in a meeting held in Addis Ababa on 15 January at level of the joint political and security committee that the full demilitarisation of Mile 14 will be completed by D-day +47 days.

"In addition to the withdrawal of RSS troops south of the centreline we have also started the redeployment of our forces from the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone (10km withdrawal from the centreline", which will be completed by the deadline of 4 February 2013", said South Sudanese defence minister John Kong Nyuon, as reported in the statement.

Al-Sawarmi also denied reports that James Gai, leader of the rebel South Sudan Liberation Movement is conducting military attacks against the SPLA saying he is under arrest, reaffirming Khartoum’s commitment to not support or harbour South Sudanese rebel groups.

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  • 5 February 2013 09:39, by Al-mezan

    Nonsense! It is SAF that has been bombing S.SD territories, what did NCP do in implementing the signed agreements? Lies!

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  • 5 February 2013 09:42, by Jalaby

    You know the cure more than us Mr. Al-Sawarmi, yes, right, only stick can help!
    We’re waiting to hear another cry and complaint from the south as usually do!
    I’m very sure we will hear another cry very soon may be after just finishing my current comment!!!
    Yes discipline them, Only stick can help!!

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    • 5 February 2013 09:52, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Jalaby,it also a matter of time SAF can not stand infront of the SPLA soldiers infantry.In the whole world the strong nation its soldiers can fight war by infantry,soon Jalaby there will be a big crying in Sudan wait a minute.Where by you will not forget it in your whole life.
      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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    • 5 February 2013 10:17, by Nuer Empire

      Nonsense!We don’t leave our lands to fake Arabs.Gays should have to go back to their hot hell.
      The Nuer Empire

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      • 5 February 2013 11:21, by Paul Ongee

        Where is the independent confirmation that Sudan has withdrawn its SAF from the centerline of the demilitarized zones? Sudan always rushes to the media to give impression that she is a nice lady and South Sudan is a bad man in his land. When did the withdrawal begin and end? Who confirmed it? AU that Khartoum knows or the one I know?

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        • 5 February 2013 12:24, by Mohammed Ali 2

          Paul, SAF wrote to the UN to verify its postion on the ground & did’t went to the media to declare until it’s letter reached the UN.On the contrary, your habitual SPLA liers " who were forced several times to apologize internationaly for their lies" went to the media to claim that they have withdrawl unilateraly from the borders before the African summit in a very stupid bid to " bluff"the leaders

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    • 5 February 2013 11:46, by Mack

      Mr. Jalaby, I believe you are not a North Sudanese otherwise you shouldn’t have said whatever you have been saying about South Sudan for the past two years. I believe you are conscious that who has won after all the bloodshed in old Sudan. Know that History repeats itself. So refrain from your negative talk about South Sudanese if you are really enlighten person.

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      • 5 February 2013 12:26, by wang

        Mack
        Jalaby is half-cast, mom Sudanese Arab and father Nuer from Jonglei State. He was Sudanese born but had spent his childhood lives in Egypt and moved to United State in 1998 with his parents. Moved back to Sudan in 2005 and came to the USA three months later, but did not ask him the reason about why they have cut their long holidays plan and came back early. He is the younger child and has tw

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      • 5 February 2013 12:27, by wang

        He is the younger child and has two brothers and his older brother is working in Khartoum. He had graduate at one of the best University in USA in political science with minor economy. He influently speaks Nuer more than I do. Hey Jalaby, I am sure you exactly know who are talking to you now and will expose your identity more to Southerners till you have stop say shits about South.

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        • 5 February 2013 13:50, by Jalaby

          Wang
          You mentioned half of the truth but not all the truth! I know who you’re, I know you very well, it’s better you shut up man!!!

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          • 5 February 2013 14:29, by Nuer Empire

            Jallaby:Ka ci lac e goaa gatdamaar! Eni mi laa kuethi ni Jaang kie ram kel cang ni mo jin Nuer dee lielu ngom ke hoo ci nyieth! Gar ciek e thar ral3!
            The Nuer Empire

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    • 5 February 2013 14:35, by zulu

      JALABY. SAF CANNOT MANAGE JEM REBELS, WHICH IS A SIMPLE FRACTION OF THE ENTIRE SPLA. DONT TALK LIKE A JUVENILE. SAWARMI HAS TALKED OF UNSC RESOLUTION AS A CONDITION FOR WITHDRAWAL. I THOUHGT THEY WERE COMPLACENT WITH THE ISSUE OF ABYEI NOT PROCEEDING TO THE UNSC. SO, WHICH DOSSIER IS GOOD FOR UNSC AND WHICH ONE IS NOT. I THOUGHT THEY HAVE MANAGED TO CONTROL THE UNSC AS AU

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      • 5 February 2013 14:41, by zulu

        JALABY A NUWER? WHAT THE HELL IS HE LASHING HIS UNCLES FOR? I HAVE HALF CAST KIDS WITH A MUNDUKURU, BUT HARDLY DO WE TALK RACIST COMMENTS. YOU CAN COME TO TORIT AND WITNESS.

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    • 6 February 2013 10:52, by Badi Malawi

      What hell are you fucking al swarmi , make sure that spla will teach u unforgetable lesson

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  • 5 February 2013 11:15, by wang

    When you see Khartoum is up to something. They always accusing Juba first before they make their evil plans and justifies their move later on. I am encouraging SPLA to stay alert

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    • 5 February 2013 11:22, by Robot

      True, they started all this because they have sold our oil that was in cargo confiscated before the shutdown... thieves, they are trying to justify their theft by creating uncouth claims.. shameless thieves.

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  • 5 February 2013 11:27, by master

    ok
    we will prepar our self to eat a delicious meal of sick and hungry insects

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    • 5 February 2013 11:52, by Robot

      this UAE Company should be held responsible for signing that contract of buying our stolen oil... if you share with a thief then you are as well a thief. since Dec 2011 over 6 million barrels of our crude was confiscated.. now they are selling it and they want a cover up by creating lies.. PATHETIC... THAT OIL SHOULDN’T BE LET GO LIKE THAT OTHERWISE THE MONEY IS SOUTH SUDAN’S.

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      • 5 February 2013 12:07, by master

        Robot
        are you sick . hangover.out of mind or what
        you gibberish not makesense
        gal six million gal

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        • 5 February 2013 12:35, by Majongdit

          and then run away from insects

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  • 5 February 2013 12:10, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    SPLA is supposed to be in Khartoum not Abyei.
    By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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  • 5 February 2013 12:34, by wang

    AUGUSTINO DENG
    The SPLA will invade Khartoum soon, just let us finish sorting our internal problems at home first

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    • 5 February 2013 16:31, by AUGUSTINO DENG

      Mr.Wang,
      I want that vision to be possible. We needs SPLA troops to be within Khartoum so that Arabs in Khartoum can face the same problems that we have in the South. I wish to go back and carry PKM to confront that fucken city call Khartoum.
      By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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      • 5 February 2013 17:08, by Mohammed Ali 2

        Augustino,why you want us to face the same problem you are facing? Does it rleave you from your problems!What a pathetic hatred! Unfortunately you will never be avle to invade Khartoum.Have a better dream of solving your problems, living in peace without hate. That will be much better for you!Hate is a disgrace!

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  • 5 February 2013 12:43, by Majongdit

    Arabs are just the same every where in the world. People in from other parts of the world always keep asking how managed to stay with these devils for so many decades. And we continue to them that apart from Israel the only people Arabs know so well are ’us’. Arabs have big mouths but they don’t fight.

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  • 5 February 2013 12:50, by Majongdit

    Arabs have big mouths. They are the best pretenders. In 1967, most people they would wake up not to see any Isreal again after many Arab nations combined troops to attack Israel. After 6 days of war there was no Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Syria leave alone small ones like Sudan. Then Arabs lost Jeruslaem in totality, Sinai and vast parts of their territories to Isreal. They knelt for Camp David for an ans

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  • 5 February 2013 16:22, by Pif Paf

    SAF are warming up !!

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  • 7 February 2013 10:24, by tango6

    Its fucking pathetic how the two countries are just having a stare down to see who blinks first. khartoum bombs the south and then deny it when the UN ask’s "what the fuck?" and the south attacks and does the same. we need a leader who has the balls to say "yes i did it,so what the fuck"? i thought he had those balls when he attacked heglig but that was one of many failior’s under his belt...6 Out

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