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JEM rebels "sight" Malian rebels in north Darfur

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February 18, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), one of several rebel groups fighting a decade-long war against Khartoum in Sudan’s western region of Darfur, Monday claimed that they have detected and documented infiltration of Islamist rebels from Mali.

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Militiamen riding two vehicles near Kutum in North Darfur state. JEM says they are accompanying some Malian jihadists (Photo released by JEM spokesperson in Feb 2013)

JEM spokesperson Jibril Adam Bilal said in statements that the Sudanese government "tried to mislead the revolutionary resistance forces and the public when it allowed the entry of fugitive Malian militias for the purpose of resettling them and then using them in the ongoing war in Sudan".

Bilal claimed that these militias were integrated into government militias known as Abu-Taira and were moved on Sunday south of North Darfur state’s Kutum area and were led by two army colonels and a captain named Adam Osman.

"We were able to take pictures of them in different places and we will not let them disappear from our sight until we put an end to them" the JEM official pledged before stressing that Darfur will be no less dangerous to them than Mali was after they became part of Khartoum’s militias.

Several Darfur rebel groups in recent days have alleged that Malian Islamist rebels, fleeing airstrikes on their positions and advances by ground forces from France, Mali and some African forces, entered Sudan to seek refuge.

Western governments fear that al-Qaeda-linked fighters will cross African borders as a to seek refuge and to regroup.

But Sudan’s army spokesman Colonel al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad told state media this week that an unspecified number of rebels based in South Sudan had entered South Darfur state via Sudan’s remote border with the Central African Republic.

"These forces have nothing to do with the claims from the Darfur movements," he said.

(ST)

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  • 18 February 2013 08:25, by master

    hahaa
    why not hand them over to your master USA

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    • 18 February 2013 08:52, by william mawien

      El bashir is in trouble
      visionless country
      many rebellions in the country
      poverty in the country
      homosexuality in the country
      what kind of usless country is that

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  • 18 February 2013 10:30, by Kalo

    French troops should followed after them.

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  • 18 February 2013 10:44, by Jalaby

    What, they came all the way from Mali passing Niger and then Chad and then reaching Darfour?! That’s so funny and ridiculous!
    It’s my first time to get to know that JEM rebels start to drink Marisa!! LOOOOOL, I think they moved themselves dramatically from far right to far left!!

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    • 18 February 2013 13:44, by Robot

      Jallaby,
      the ultimate defeat of the monolithic Arabs in the North had made them desperate because the spread of Islam is foiled by the success of the Rich South, therefore to continue with the terror and spread of Islam they (Fake Arabs) resort to use any force they land their hands on.. it is clear of this matter that you still don’t belief SS has gone and it has become a big stumbling block.

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      • 18 February 2013 13:47, by Robot

        cont.
        for the spread of Islam to East Africa. think twice, with your proxies the Iraq, Iran, China and Russia mighty South Sudanese defeated you and embarrassed you in the face of your friend Sunis and Shiites despite of their huge support. why would you think this story isn’t true.... they are welcomed to where they could have a quick access of getting their key to Paradise.. WELCOME.

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  • 18 February 2013 12:29, by Pif Paf

    What a desperate attempt by JEM to gain some support from the West by trying to act like they are doing them a favor by going after Mali rebels. So if JEM actually took pictures then why dont they show the world these pictures? Darfur rebels should concentrate on joining the DPA & bring development to the people of Darfur instead of pretending to chase other rebels.

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  • 18 February 2013 12:33, by sammartin

    Is that this information is really reliable? And what do they intend to do?
    Devis construction piscine

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  • 19 February 2013 06:54, by pabaak

    In nineties they harbor Osama Ben Laden, and from then in between they have multiple groups affiliated to Al Qeada terrorist groups, and now they welcome another terrorist group from Mali, when the international will understand that this government in Khartoum is the source of problems in Africa and world at large?

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  • 19 February 2013 08:12, by 4Justice

    Who created Al qaeda? just google it!

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