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Sudanese army denies accusations of involvement in South Sudan clashes

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December 21, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) has affirmed that the country would not intervene militarily in South Sudan’s ongoing unrest in any way.

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Spokesperson of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) Colonel Al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad (Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images)

SAF spokesperson al-Sawarmi Khalid Saad stressed that Sudan would only intervene in neighbouring countries with which it has common military protocols, denying accusations made by Edward Lino, the leading figure in South Sudan’s ruling SPLM, about Sudan’s involvement in the internal affairs of South Sudan.

He also dismissed accusations by Lino that Sudan is mobilising troops close to oil production areas in South Sudan as baseless, stressing that what is going on in Juba is an internal Southern affair and that the situation on the borders between the two countries remains calm.

About 500 people have been killed in Juba since clashes broke out last Sunday between presidential guard units from the rival Dinka and Nuer tribes.

President Silva Kiir Mayardit, a Dinka, accused his former deputy Riek Machar from the Nuer tribe and his supporters of orchestrating an alleged coup attempt to overthrow his government.

Machar has denied plotting a coup and accused Kiir of using the clashes to get rid of his political opponents. He also rejected Kiir’s offer to sit down for talks unless the latter agrees to step down first.

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  • 22 December 2013 06:58, by Tong dut

    KHARTOUM, DON’T WEAR, THIS IS OUR WAR WHICH KIIR BROUGHT UGANDAN TO KILL US ALL.
    LEAVE US ALONE, WE ARE GOING TO KILL ALL UGANDANS IN SOUTH SUDAN, THEY ARE HERE WITH THEIR MISSION, FROM KIIR TO MUSEVENI.

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    • 22 December 2013 07:49, by Chol A.

      @Tong tut, fact need to be told why are you deny the fact?itustruebecause that what you to collaborate with your usual masters in Khartoum! But we shall still fight both of you because you being with them before as your husband in Khartoum for seek of leadership you regret soon. Please don’t say leave us alone while it interest of you traitor community, don’t know you destroy our nation image?.

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    • 22 December 2013 23:01, by SPLA

      WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO DINKAS IN UGANDA AND THEIR PROPERTIES. YOU TARGET UGANDANS YOU ARE GONE. ROADS WILL BE CLOSED YOU GUYS WILL DIE OF HUNGER.

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  • 22 December 2013 07:18, by Jalaby

    Why coward Dinka Ngok boy Edward Lino never talks about the involvement of Ugandan troops in the south and fighting with SPLA to chase away Peter Gadiet from Bor city? why he didn’t talk about the involvement of Kenyan or American troops but only lying about SAF?
    Look thief Edward Lino, no one will give you Abyei go and bark some where else than here!!

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    • 22 December 2013 07:24, by Jalaby

      I can assure you that SAF is busy now chasing away SPLA-N from S Kordofan and now is able to liberate 17 positions from "cartoon" SPLA-N hand!
      Al-Lemby is busy now f###### SPLA-N very hard, I can understand now why SPLA-N are throwing away their guns and running here and there seeking for a safe haven!! LOOOOOOOL

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      • 22 December 2013 07:54, by zulu

        Jalaby,
        You a few Nuer are excited about oil and leadership. Who is lying and to who. Jalaby is ratling here and there as if SAF is safe under Riek. Uganda brought in troops like the US deed to evacuate its citizens. SPLA is now advancing on Riek and Gadet using helicopter gunships and various armed divisions and pin down these thugs for days till they surrunder

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        • 22 December 2013 13:44, by Mohammed Ali 2

          Zulu, your so called SPLA/N are retreating from SK by the order of Taban Deng.He is mobilising all their camps in unity state to consoldate his power threre.They are fighting their last battle against Kiir who signed Addis Abba agreement against the will of Pagan & other Garags sons/orphan

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    • 22 December 2013 12:31, by Dinka Nhialic

      Jalaba
      Thank u so much, Edward Lino is a big idiot we cannot allow him telling lies, why did he not talked about Uganda and Kenyan? we shall leave u hanging there while our relations will Khartoum will continue much as we support each others

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  • 22 December 2013 08:19, by Konan

    This lunatic Dinka Ngok bitch is falsely accusing SAF to justify the presence of Ugandan, Kenyan and American forces in SS land under the disguise of evacuating their nationals from SS. Diverting people attention towards the imaginary assumed traditional enemy wouldn’t work this time, try another trick bitch and enjoy the taste of your own medicine.

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  • 22 December 2013 08:36, by wang

    North Sudan is always will be our alliances... whether they have involved into this fighting or not...let Dinka run to Uganda or whatever countries will welcomes these creaseless people

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    • 22 December 2013 08:49, by Deng II

      Wang
      There is only one State in South Sudan that Nuer stay forever, and that is Bentiu. Nuer will Never going to stay in Bor and Malakal, although, they are majority in that two State. Bor people will never not let bor go to Nuer, so as Apadang people With Malakal. If its hard reinforcement will come from Dinka Bahr el Gazal.

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      • 22 December 2013 08:53, by Deng II

        Because both State are located in Dinka land. Dinka have five States in their land, although may be Malakal land are share between Dinka and chuoluk.

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  • 22 December 2013 09:22, by wang

    Deng II
    This war is not about chasing Dinka away from their lands....it is about changing the regime and I am certainly 120% sure that we will change it... Lou Nuer alone are 75% in Jonglei population...so they have huge power to chase the Dinka from the entirety Jonglei if they wanted too... reinforcement from Dinka Bahr el Gazal wouldn’t do anything at all....you better starting thinking about

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  • 22 December 2013 09:23, by wang

    you better starting thinking about other strategies...the Uganda and Kenya troops you have had hired for our oil money failed to recaptures the Bor...

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    • 22 December 2013 12:44, by Mohammed Ali 2

      Edward Lino and the rest of Abyei gang should rest assured that NO Sudanese will set a foot in SS.That was a burden which we were made to carry for half a century.We wont repeat that mistake! That the Abeyei gang is loosing any Dinka support by standing with Machar or any support from Machar if he wins , is not our concern.The era of Garang’s sons/orphans for ever.They have loooooted enough!

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