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Fighting breaks out between Sudan army and SRF rebels in N. Kordofan

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March 3, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese army on Sunday announced that its troops clashed this weekend with rebels from the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) in the state of North Kordofan.

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Spokesperson for the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) Colonel al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad (Photo: Ashraf Ahazly/AFP/Getty Images)

The army’s spokesperson Colonel al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad said in statements carried by state media that a group of SRF "outlaws" crossed the borders from South Sudan and were tracked by the Sudanese military.

Col, Sa’ad said that when the rebels passed by Wad Bahr village in Wad Banda locality in North Kordofan, the army engaged them.

He claimed that SRF suffered heavy losses in terms of lives and equipment, adding that the army continued chasing their fighters who fled into North Darfur.

The governor of North Darfur, Muatassim Mirghani, corroborated the army’s account stressing that his state was working in close coordination with the army.

But the Darfur-born Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) gave a different version claiming that they seized the Wad Bahr village.

"We beat the army and seized many weapons," JEM spokesman Gibril Adam told Reuters.

It is to be noted that Wad Banda is where JEM leader Khalil Ibrahim was killed by the Sudanese army under mysterious circumstances in late 2011.

Fighting between the rebels and the army has been so far mainly limited to Darfur as well as South Kordofan and Blue Nile states bordering South Sudan, which seceded from Sudan in 2011.

JEM is member of the SRF, which also includes the Sudan People Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) fighting the army in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

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  • 4 March 2013 09:09, by Padiet Deng Alony

    You called those who fight for thier right an outlaws, what good laws are you telling us there in Sudan. the same term you called South Sudanese before which led to the divide of the country will also give the others marginalised state to separate again from stupid arab in the north sudan. Darfur,Blue Nile and South Khordufan will jion South Sudan soon or your arab ass is out of whole sudan.

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    • 4 March 2013 14:51, by Logic

      "Outlaws" Is more fitting for the rank n file of the NCP, not the dignified & honorable freedom fighters of the SRF!
      The Khartoum criminal regime has become so accustom to lying that they have lost track of the definition of truth. What a funny bunch of wana-be-Arab ideologists, wake up fools.

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      • 5 March 2013 11:24, by Badi Malawi

        Saf cannot do anything against srf, jem,slm, splm-n and all who were blocked by bashir regime, if am not mistaken one day one time khartoum will be in danger

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  • 4 March 2013 09:21, by Green is beautiful

    Keep lying to Sudanese public that you have defeated SRF ya Mr. Speaker,Just wait a minute, everybody will cry in Khartoum including Jalabi very soon. No wonder, SRF is wonderful!!!!!!!!!! Fighting in North Kordufan now and tomorrow will be in North Blue Nile

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  • 4 March 2013 10:13, by cbuongdit cholkua

    Who is telling the truth and who is lying? Yours is a total pathetic lair. SRF won I believe them a million times. You lose!!!!!! go back to your Shameless barrack and keeps on crying because you are a chronic lair.Okay, if Wad Banda is a place that Khalil Ibrahim was killed, then its means that you win again because Khailil was killed there? I’m pretty much sure that, tomorrow you will come with-

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    • 4 March 2013 18:37, by Tiger

      they’re liars and always quick to fill the public with their rubbish nosenses news,JEM and the SPLA/M-N have taugh them a good lesson.
      Tiger.

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  • 4 March 2013 10:23, by cbuongdit cholkua

    different story which will also included the seizure of army vehicles and heavy artilleries as Gibril Adam said in his reports. AAAAAh haaaaaaaa, Winner cheers and loser greivies or regret.

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  • 4 March 2013 11:03, by Dr. Silent

    Mr.al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad,
    you First tell me what Autocratic Leadership?
    I think, it is Leader who doesn’t give chance to others.
    I will tell you the truth, Your pres. Omer al Bashir is really bad.

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    • 4 March 2013 12:10, by Riek Met

      Pls Arab there will be no news for peace in Sudan at all.

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  • 4 March 2013 13:28, by Kalo

    Hey S.Khalid Saad,we have evident that SAF suffer loss and defeated,20 vehicled captured including two tanks seized,100s killed.
    By Kalo the son of Nuba.

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    • 4 March 2013 15:16, by Nuer Empire

      I hope SAF are running like mad dogs after being scattered by SRF

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  • 4 March 2013 15:35, by Panthou

    I am hoping, that fighting will exaggerate widely!

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  • 4 March 2013 15:47, by Mapuor

    How many states in Sudan are not at war.War in three states of Darfur,war in the two states of Kordufan.The whole of Western Sudan is at war which is 1/3 of the country.War in three states of Eastern Sudan:Blue Nile,Sennar and white Nile,hoooo,looming war in Kassala and Port Sudan hoooo very bad.

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    • 4 March 2013 19:04, by panchol

      Mapuor.
      You are on exact point brother. Our visionary leader late Dr. John Garang. D’ Mabior. said Sudan would not be the same again.
      1. South Sudan had gone
      2. Darfur will go
      3. Kordufan will go
      4. Blue Nile will go
      5. Eastern Sudan Front 6. white Nile will go 7. Port-sudan and the list goes as you put it Mapuor.

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      • 4 March 2013 20:09, by ViVa Sudan

        Keep on dreaming — don’t stop visionary leader 21 days gone in Vain by his comrade Salva Fake hahahaha .. plz wat visionary dump you talking about lowless mindless ppl

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  • 4 March 2013 16:06, by panchol

    wow! Arabs are running like rats. This spokelady of SAF always feeds her Khartoum thugs those of Bashir, Nafei, Arun plus other gays.
    Outlaw? It is lawful for SRF to fight for their right.
    SRF Oyee! Marginalized Communities of Sudan Oyee!
    Fuck Mundukuri(Arab jahaleen)

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  • 4 March 2013 17:23, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    I do agree with spokeman Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad because no chance to rebel keep it out of your country.

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  • 4 March 2013 17:28, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    I do agree with spokeman Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad because no chance to rebel keep it out of your country.

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  • 4 March 2013 19:17, by panchol

    Ayuiu Makuac Lam
    Don’t be persuaded by Arab jahaleen with large breasts lady.
    @ustaz John Kau Maker.

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    • 4 March 2013 20:13, by ViVa Sudan

      Panchool who’s Jahleen speak about yaself puppet no one is uneduacted than you & ur ppl vagabond & when u speak about ur Master speak with respect ya Abu Jahal.

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  • 5 March 2013 07:29, by History has Records

    Miss Al-Sawarmi, i warned u on Mafo issue when u presented a beautiful lie to yo Boss, days later Kurmuk was under attack, i bet u miss colonel again u will very soon disappoint yo boss n the next thing u realise, Khartoum is under some PEOPLE’s administration, SRF, JEM, SLM, SPLA-N, South sudan Soon Ethiopia, wow yo Van is heading to a crash point, ADVICE! Engage a reverse gear.

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