Home | News    Thursday 2 January 2014

Over 20 Sudanese soldiers killed in North Darfur: SLM-AW rebels


January 1, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - The rebel Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel-Wahid Al-Nur (SLM-AW) said they killed over 20 Sudanese soldiers in an attack carried out in North Darfur state.

The SLM-AW military spokesperson, Mustafa Tambor, said in a statement issued on Wednesday they launched an attack on the Sudanese army base of Beesa near the town of Kabkabia in north Darfur.

Tambor further added that they killed 23 soldiers and seized 3 Land Cruiser vehicles and burned 5 others, 13 Kalashnikov rifles, 4 B10 machine guns, one 120 machine gun, 9 shells, and various ammunition boxes.

He said their fighters fiercely clashed with government forces and its allied militias, pointing that enemy forces fled the base leaving several dead and wounded.

The Sudanese army spokesperson was not reachable to comment on these statements.

In the same context, the Darfur Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees association denounced the constant shelling carried out by Sudanese army on 9 villages in Jebel Marra near Gulu province in South Darfur state and Wrokrow area in Central Darfur state.

The IDPs spokesperson, Hussein Abu Al-Sharati, said on Wednesday that fierce clashes took place between the SLM-AW and the government forces, pointing that the latter used Antinov jets to bomb civilian populated areas in the middle of Jebel Marra and around Gulu and Wrokrow areas including Tiboon, Sibna, Dooli, Jadeed, Burri, Tiro, Kleen, Kurmuk, and Dana.

He added that most of the houses and farms in those areas are in flames, pointing that the residents resorted to hills and forests in order to avoid the Antinov bombing which caused severe panic.

Abu Al-Sharati called on the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to be present in the conflict areas in the middle of Jebel Marra in order to assist the displaced population who lost their houses and farms, asking the UN, humanitarian groups, and the international community to support the IDPs.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

The political calculations of Sudan’s military regime 2019-04-22 20:37:26 How Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was overthrown and what happens next in Sudan By Ahmed H Adam* On April 11, after 30 years in power, the longstanding dictator, General Omar al-Bashir, was (...)

Will the military or the people lead Sudan? 2019-04-22 16:25:04 Support by regional and international partners will be critical to address the economic crisis, as well as the reformation of government institutions, ministries and security agencies By Ahmed (...)

Will uprising in Sudan provide a new political dispensation? 2019-04-20 06:25:31 By Luka Kuol* The recent wave of uprising in some African countries shows the new means of contesting the African rulers who stayed in power for so long and are hardly to be unseated through the (...)


Latest Press Releases

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)

Joseph Malwal Dong joined the SPLM/A -IO 2019-04-02 08:35:02 SPLM/A (IO) Press Release 1/4/2019 On Hon. Joseph Malwal Dong Joined the SPLM/A (IO) The leadership of the SPLM/A (IO) would like to seize this precious opportunity to announce to members and (...)

Sudan Protests: Investigate the custodial death of three University students 2019-03-13 12:53:14 The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) Sudan Protests: Urgent call for investigations into the custodial death of three University students and alleged torture of detainees by (...)


Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.