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SLA-MM claim to destroy a Sudan army column in South Darfur


February 22, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – Rebels from the Sudan Liberation Army led by Minni Minnawi (SLA-MM) claimed its forces destroyed a Sudanese army (SAF) column consisting of 120 vehicles near South Darfur’s capital city Nyala, amid reports of growing tensions in the state.

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Rebels from the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA), loyal to leader Minni Minawi, pictured in El-Fasher, the administrative capital of North Darfur on 19 September 2008. (ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images)

In a statement signed by SLA -MM military spokesperson Adam Saleh Abakr, the rebels said that they had inflicted heavy losses among army ranks in the “pre-emptive” strike and seized a number of vehicles and ammunition, forcing remaining SAF soldiers to flee to safety inside Nyala.

SLA-MM said the column was part of additional forces mobilised by the state’s governor, following their losses in recent battles.

The rebels said that they could target military and security posts inside Nyala but maintained that they will not do so out of fears for civilian safety.

There was no reaction yet to the SLA-MM’s claims from SAF spokesman Colonel Al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad.

A resident speaking to Reuters confirmed fighting in the area.

“The rebels arrived with four cars and attacked the army in an area some 15kms (nine miles) from Nyala where the government presence is weak,” said the resident, who declined to be named.

This month, South Darfur officials spoke of ongoing fighting with rebels in Oum-Gounga, which lies south of Nyala, but asserted that SAF had the upper hand.

However, multiple sources told Sudan Tribune that SAF had suffered heavy losses in the battles, with rebels managing to seize a number of army vehicles.


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  • 23 February 2013 08:48, by George Bol

    We are sorry that we did not listen to what Dr John Garang de Mabior said other we would have been free at this time.Yeah, we understand now that chance never recover back easily after we loss great fighters from the South who can make our mission easy. Bad idea!

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    • 23 February 2013 08:59, by Robot

      if NCP Gangs were wise enough, they could thought of how they should handle their affairs instead of putting their tongues a high gear always, probably they hv been surviving on lies.. HAVE A NICE STAY IN NORTH SUDAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • 23 February 2013 09:04, by Pure Nationalist

      Go ahead, no need to stop, Sudan belongs to you though you were used against real Sudanese like you who formed their nation. The master becomes enemy, just fight for your right until they know that the land is yours and then you will rule them

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  • 23 February 2013 09:18, by Observer

    To the editorial team of Sudan Tribune.
    Do you not check your stories for accuracy before posting them. e.g. vehicles near South Sudan’s capital city of Nyala
    Nyala is not part of South Sudan!!

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    • 23 February 2013 09:47, by Dawood

      These people at the Sudan tribune are lazy and poor journalists. They can’t even check their writings before posting it for public consumption. All I see in their stories are grammatical errors, wrong spellings and you name it. One may wonder where they went to school.

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    • 23 February 2013 10:08, by Nibs

      ST has no learnt journalists.the don’t obey copy right.this article was copied right from www.radiotamazuj.org including the errors you observed.

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  • 23 February 2013 09:32, by Aguot Thorou

    NCp are using student from high school that has no expericence or naive in battlefield. multiple says Sudanses army have suffered from heavy losse. and other wintess said, without giving his/her name, that they rebels came with four car and destory saf outpost.
    I have a dream one day Darfur will be a nation, it doesn’t matter how a long it will take.

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    • 23 February 2013 10:23, by Paul Ongee

      Why there is no any comment yet from the SAF spokesman Colonel Al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad? Is he still consulting with propaganda machine on how to issue statements for public consumption? Let’s be realistic to connect the dots between the two sources of this information but the third one (SAF) will definitely deny, lie, or complicate comprehension of the report.

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      • 23 February 2013 10:33, by Paul Ongee

        How much resources does the National Criminal Party-led government have to negotiate peace in Qatar with only one faction from the Darfur rebels, deploy forces in the disputed areas along N-S borders and continue to play game with AU/UN and Arab League for its controversial identity, loyalty and reluctance to transform democratically?

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  • 23 February 2013 10:11, by 4Justice

    Yes! Distroy the Satanic Armed Forces (SAF)"For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil."

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    • 23 February 2013 10:31, by julia

      yes Fur people not Darfur u re now a 10yrs old rebel.show ur really colour to fake Arab like what malik did day befor yesterday in kurmuk.the women of Funji re going to celebrate 8th march in kurmuk,let ur mothers celebrate easter sunday,pslam in Nyala.
      Fuck them since they re gays who believe in dick in their anus.Malik the president of sudan,Mani the vp,yasir foreign min.Abdalziz defend of the,,

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      • 23 February 2013 10:42, by julia

        northern sudan before the election in 2025 after the re-unity of sudd people of sudan in 2020. In my life i hate what is called fake Arab.even i one time came to odd with my father why did he took me to learn Arabic delux.but convienced me that it is good to learn an enemy language like what Isreal do my son.but fake Arab re finshed.thumb up Fur people.sudan is not going to be the same again!

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      • 23 February 2013 11:03, by julia

        northern sudan before the election in 2025 after the re-unity of sudd people of sudan in 2020. In my life i hate what is called fake Arab.even i one time came to odd with my father why did he took me to learn Arabic delux.but convienced me that it is good to learn an enemy language like what Isreal do my son.but fake Arab re finshed.thumb up Fur people.sudan is not going to be the same again!

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    • 23 February 2013 16:01, by Peacocktail

      Good Job SLA-MM/SRF, you are performing better and Your audience shall praise your mighty strength on the day you enter into NYALA. Give civilians 25hrs to stay away from NYALA or Kill the Governor for Easy entry of your brave soldiers. SAF is very weak because of too much ’ war prostitution style’ fighting all over the Country have given SAF internal fear of confronting becoz of NO victory.

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  • 23 February 2013 11:28, by Panthou

    No comments, but watching how SAF is dying in the hand of the Almighty SPLA-N.

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  • 23 February 2013 16:34, by Deng

    But multiple sources told Sudan Tribune that SAF suffered heavy losses in the battle and that the rebels managed to seize a number of army vehicles........ Great Job SLA MM
    Jalaba, Mohamed Ali and some more Al Bashir bitches will probably deny these facts.

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  • 23 February 2013 17:58, by 4Justice

    Soldier, look what your Arab masters are doing to Africans!

    BNI has posted several stories about the ongoing African slave trade in Arab Muslim countries that seems to go unnoticed by the UN and most of the world. If the video first person accounts by former slaves didn’t convince you, here is an ad that was recently placed by a Saudi at Facebook:

    ABDUL FOR SALE: Castrated black African slave

    The Arabic blogger at Basees.blogspot has the following Google translation of the above ad:
    The ad:
    Peace be upon you …
    I have a [male] slave I bought from an African country and arranged for his visa and stay till I got him to Saudi [Arabia]
    His description:
    1 – Black skin. Tall 172 sm. Weight 60 kilos.
    2 – Castrated (excellent for working with a family as he won’t rape your wife or children). You can check him out with a doctor or yourself if you have experience in the matter.
    3 – [His] health is quite undamaged and has no imperfections.
    4 – Age 26 years.
    5 – Religion is Muslim and [he is] obedient and will not disobey you except in what displeases God. Please, the matter is very serious and is not a joke.

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  • 23 February 2013 18:02, by 4Justice
  • 23 February 2013 18:27, by panchol

    Good news! 120 vehicles divided by 4 vehicles of rebel fighters is equal to 30 vehicles. Hahahahahahahahah. Keep it up dear African sons and daughters Darfur.
    SLA/MM oyee! RSF oyee! New Dawn oyee! Darfur oyee! Marginalized Communities oyee!
    God Sees how suffering you are.

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  • 23 February 2013 19:23, by cbuongdit cholkua

    To all Northerns, did’t I mentioned to you about 3 join forces on the last week post? Dude!!!! square up more disaster on the way coming. Keep on my people, big always kicks assess.

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