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South Kordofan rebels say they defeated army on all fronts

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January 6, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Rebel groups in South Kordofan said they had defeated the Sudanese army (SAF) in different areas of the border state, asserting the failure of a campaign announced last month to rid the area of rebel troops.

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Children sit in front of their shelter in Bram village in the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan on 28 April 2012 (Photo: Reuters)

The Sudanese Revolutionary Front’s (SFR) military spokesperson, Godi Rmboi, and SPLM-N official spokesperson Arnu Lodi released two statements on Monday dismissing a communique by the Sudanese army about the recapture of three areas in the western part of the Nuba Mountains.

SAF spokesperson Al-Sawarmi Khaled said on Friday that the army had managed to retake Trogi, Angolo, and Al-Dabkaya where forces of the rebel alliance, including the SPLM-N and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), are based.

“The joint forces of Sudanese Revolutionary Front managed to destroy and disperse eight military convoys (…) in a battle that lasted for 24 hours from 4 January at 3pm, to 3pm of second day of 5 January”, Rmboi said.

In a separate statement, Lodi claimed that on 5 January SPLM-N fighters had defeated SAF military convoys in Timbera village in Hieban county.

He further reported that SPLM-N combatants inflicted heavy losses on Sudanese troops in Abassya county on 4 January.

The “so called first phase of [Sudan’s ruling] NCP regime dry season offensive completely failed”, Lodi said.

On 26 December, Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir vowed to end Sudan’s rebellions, adding that a military campaign in Darfur will follow ongoing attacks on the positions of rebel groups in South Kordofan.

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  • 7 January 09:15, by Pif Paf

    The rebels have obviously been defeated on all fronts in this campaign. Their rebel statement have always turned out to be false over the years. With support from the south being cut off it is only a matter of time before the are eliminated. 2014 will be a year of peace and development for both Sudan and South Sudan.

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  • 7 January 13:15, by Konan

    Losers keep lying to yourselves until you believe your own bullshit. SAF is destroying your strongholds one by one. The life-support cord is cut, things will never be the same neither in South nor in North. Better run for your lives traitors no time left for you. God bless SAF.

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    • 7 January 14:48, by sudani ana

      Guys I am in shock. I saw a video last night depicting the tribal wars in South Sudan. The video shows a group of people (not sure whether Dinka or Nuer) assaulting some civilians from another tribe including women,and then burning them alive whilst others just watched. It was so gruesome I was not able to sleep afterwards. And some people say "Not a tribal war".

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      • 8 January 04:33, by Kushoku

        S ana how come u able to sleep when ur NCP gov. Keep slaughtering ur fellow citizen in D,BN and kodofan in mass day and night anyway what is happening there is non of ur concern other than the much needed oil money ,

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        • 8 January 08:26, by sudani ana

          Kushoku
          If yiu rebel against a government and terrorise civilians the government will fight back, the army will fight back. So stop crying. You rebels say you have defeated SAF in SK, go to khartoum then stop hiding amongst civilians in the mountains.

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  • 7 January 15:47, by sudani ana

    Back to the subject, these SRF liars..if you have defeated SAF so easily, why don’t you march to Khartoum and topple the government. Obviously you need to keep lying to be able to get financial support from oversease and all your paid 5 star hotel accommodation abroad.

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    • 7 January 15:55, by Mr Point

      Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir said in Juba
      "We have come to see what we can do to stop this war knowing all too well that armed conflict would never resolve a problem and also knowing that any problem no matter how complicated can be solved at the negotiation table"

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      • 7 January 16:53, by Mohammed Ali 2

        Mr.Point, certainly what he said is right.He sat with SPLA and resolved the problem. The same in the East.In Darfur he had agreements with more than 20 factions of those so called liberaters.In SK some factions signed agreements and some of them no members in the government.What is the problem of Arman now to fight? He is neither from SK,BN or Darfur.

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