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17 Sudanese soldiers killed in eastern Jebel Marra, Darfur rebels

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February 23, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - A Darfur rebel group claimed killing 17 soldiers of the Sudanese army in clashes that took place in eastern Jebel Marra on Saturday.

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FILE - Ahmad Abdel Shafi during his visit to Darfur in 2011 when he led LJM delegation to the region (SUNA)

The Sudan Liberation Movement-Juba Unity (SLM-Juba) led by Ahmed Abdel-Shafi said it had repelled an attack by the Sudanese army five kilometers outside Al-Aradeeb Al-Ashara in North Darfur on Saturday 7.30 am.

Abdel Shafi said in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune they intercepted a Sudanese army force composed of 17 vehicles that was heading to the positions of his group to free six prisoners of war they had captured on 17 February.

In this operation of Saturday morning "our forces killed 17 soldiers, destroyed 9 vehicles and seized 4 Land Cruiser vehicles equipped with Doshk machineguns", the rebel leader further said.

The statement provided the names of five POWs the group captured after this attack. It further added that two rebel fighters were killed and three others were wounded.

In 2010 Abdel Shafi joined the former rebel Liberation and Justice Movement which signed the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) in July 2011.

But he defected from the group several months letter when he left to Washington in November of the same year.

At the time he stated that Khartoum decision to start armed conflicts in the country’s border regions of South Kordofan and Blue Nile states “obliged him to reconsider the peace process and choose between taking the side of the Sudanese people or that of the ruling regime.”

(ST)

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  • 24 February 2013 06:45, by 4Justice

    Boy these SAF devils in human flesh are dying one by one, which means these poor children hiding between boulders might soon return to their homes.

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    • 24 February 2013 06:55, by Michael Angelo

      Dear Darfurians,
      Disunity was the problem as to why it took us 22 years to achieve our Independence. If you really want to liberate your people from Jellaba then solidarity is the key to victory. You will never win if there is no unity amongst yourselves.

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    • 24 February 2013 07:27, by Bona K

      You are right. I personally feel bad every time I came accross the news of displaced people of Sudan under the same regime. NCP must have to leave the power. Hell with NCP.

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  • 24 February 2013 06:59, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Let’s kill themselvies no body concerned

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  • 24 February 2013 07:06, by Majongdit

    Congratulations mr Abdel-Shafi. You are a patriot. You did show that you love your people more than yourself. The Godly reward is just going to come. Khartoum’s agreements are much more worse than war itself. With NCP, you negotiate an agreement for 2 years only for that agreement to be broken on the same day they’re signed.

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  • 24 February 2013 08:25, by telfajbago

    But every body knows full well that Ahmed Abdulshafei has no single force on the ground in Darfur; since he broke his political neck after jumping on the bandwagon of Doha to get some money to merry.I challenge Sudantribe which payed by Qataris to create a name for Ahmed Abdulshafei to produce one thuriyya phone number of one person belongs to Ahmed Abdulshafei.Stop fooling the western readers.

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