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Sudan army claims series of key victories against rebels in South Kordofan

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December 20, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) said that it recaptured Abu Al-Hassan area which represents a mobilization, administrative, and operations command of the rebel Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) in South Kordofan state.

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A SPLA-N rebel soldier sits amongst ammunition that was seized from the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) during fighting in the Nuba Mountains, in South Kordofan on 25 April 2012 (Photo: ADRIANE OHANESIAN/AFP/GettyImages)

The SRF consist of several Darfur rebel movements and Sudan People Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) which is fighting government troops and their allied militia the Popular Defense Forces (PDF) in South Kordofan and the Blue Nile states since 2011.

In a statement issued on Friday, SAF claimed that it achieved a series of victories against SRF in Jebal areas in South Kordofan and drove its forces out of Abu Domoa, Kujoria, Al-Waliat, Shingil, Al-Karko, Kiga Al-Khail, Kaling, Al-Higair, Habail, Um Baraka, Higair Sinaina, Al-Rokeb, Al-Dhiainat, Ambir, Higair Yassen, and Al-Garsha.

In Abu Al-Hassan area, SAF said it seized large quantities of weapons, ammunition, and military equipments and pointed that several SAF soldiers were killed and wounded, affirming that it is pursuing the remnants of the SRF.

“Residents of all those areas have welcomed SAF with joy because it liberated them from rebels who looted their property and money”, added the statement

Last month, the Sudanese defense minister, Abdel-Rahim Mohamed Hussein, announced the beginning of the summer military operations which aims to end rebellion in Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile.

Meanwhile, the SPLM-N spokesperson, Arnu Ngutulu Lodi, in a statement issued on Friday said that 8 people from one family were killed in aerial attack in Tirmo village in South Kordofan.

Lodi asserted that SAF has been carrying out aerial attacks on several villages in Rashad county in South Kordofan state including Shamshaka, Kaling, Aradaiba, Deain, and Al-Farsha since late November, leading to several deaths and massive displacement.

“The displaced people who are more than 20, 000 are in dire need of humanitarian assistant. They lack shelter, food and medicine”, he added

Sudanese officials say they seek to reach a negotiated settlement of the conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile. The SPLM-N rebels say on the other hand they want a comprehensive process for peace in the whole Sudan.

The African Union mediation team organized a fruitless meeting between the two sides last April, but failed to bring the two parties to the negotiating table again.

(ST)

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  • 21 December 2013 09:16, by sudani ana

    Well done our national army SAF but please do not agree to negotiate until the last of rebel occupied areas has been liberated. Not before we pray in Kauda and thank Allah for his blessings.

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    • 21 December 2013 10:10, by chol

      Fake Arab just go fuck yourself, nobody want to hear your nonsense.Your terrorist forces recaptured those villages,but the rebels will take them back,so don’t get happy yet.The SPLA-North will back harder than your stupid mujahadeen.
      Chol Y.

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      • 21 December 2013 12:11, by sudani ana

        Chol you idiot
        It seems to me that you have enough shit on your hand with your raging civil war to worry about what’s going on in Sudan. Your own country is disintegrating you hateful illiterate thug.

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      • 21 December 2013 13:23, by Mohammed Ali 2

        When there is something called SPLA/south then you can say SPLA\NORTH. There is no longer something called SPLA, it is just acoalition of undisiplined, untrained brutal tribal militia.That is it.In decades to come you never have a unified disiplined professional army.

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      • 21 December 2013 15:04, by Marco A. Wek

        Chol, why don’t you mind your busyness rather than interfering in other country affair. You should be worrying on the mess happening on your back yard.

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  • 21 December 2013 14:21, by Konan

    I have been reading ST since longtime, I can assure you that Ahmed Chol is not a South Sudanese , properly he is from East Africa, one day he is siding Dinka the other day doing the opposite, what a confused and disoriented loser. God bless SAF.

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  • 21 December 2013 14:28, by Konan

    I have been reading ST since longtime, I can assure you that Ahmed Chol is not a South Sudanese , probably he is from East Africa, one day he is siding Dinka the other day doing the opposite, what a confused and disoriented loser. God bless SAF.

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