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Sudan army say S. Sudanese rebels reached its border


January 11, 2014 (KHARTOUM/JUBA) – The spokesperson for Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) announced on Saturday that they repulsed South Sudanese rebels who attempted to cross into their territory and refused to be disarmed.

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A South Sudan army soldier carries his weapon as he patrols a road near Bor Airport, 180 km (108 miles) northwest from capital Juba December 25, 2013 (Reuters/James Akena)

Al-Sawarmi Khaled told the official news agency (SUNA) that an infantry battalion of rebels loyal to South Sudan former vice-president Riek Machar penetrated inside the Sudanese territory not far from Heglig, after Friday’s recapture of Bentiu by the South Sudanese army.

SAF "dealt toughly with this [rebel] force. We disarmed 54 individuals and treated them as refugees while the rest of the force withdrew to South Sudan after it refused to disarm and it was expelled", he said in a brief statement.

Khaled further said, "We confirm that our territory is now free from any foreign troops, and that the international law is our reference to deal with any similar cases".

The Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir was in Juba last Monday where he discussed with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir the deployment of a joint force on the border to prevent rebels from cross-border attacks.

South Sudanese foreign minister also visited Khartoum on Wednesday and handed a letter to Bashir, but no details were released about the military cooperation between the two sides as Khartoum denied reports about an agreement on the joint force.


Phillip Aguer, the spokesperson for South Sudan army (SPLA) confirmed reports from his Sudanese counterpart, saying they are still pursuing remnants of the rebel force.

"We have reports that some of those who fled towards to Sudan have reported themselves to Heglig. And we are told some have been disarmed by the Sudan Armed Forces. Other refused and retreated", he told Sudan Tribune Saturday.

Aguer said the Sudanese army had reported some of them in Karasana, about 30 kilometres north to Heglig, adding, “They reached there yesterday [Friday] evening”.

The military spokesperson could not, however, say whether the army through the office of the president would consider asking the Sudanese government to extradite the fugitive rebels.

"We do not have official report about the total number of those who have fled but the information has at the moment some of them run toward Sudan", Aguer said.

"There are reports that 90 oil technicians, 14 injured [rebels] and 30 civilians entered Heglig. Others went to Karasana”, he added.


The rebels spokesperson Peter Riek Gew dismissed statements of the Sudanese and South Sudanese military officials, which claimed they were scattered into Sudan territory.

"We have not crossed into Sudan, but our forces have surrounded Bentiu town where the government troops are in. It just matter of times you will hear Bentiu will fall on our hand again", Gew said on Saturday.


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  • 12 January 2014 08:56, by Axios

    Unless they are give supplies they will not be able to recapture Bentiu

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    • 12 January 2014 09:20, by choldit

      Whether is true or not the msg spelled out the intention of Sudanese govt.e.g. It sided with SPLA-Kirr n Sudanese JEM or the SPLA-Dr. Riek missed SAF for Sudanese rebels during Bentiu attack on Friday. Therefore, this SAF msg may mean they are the one who fought alongside SPLA-Kirr against SPLA-Riek. That msg is interesting!

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    • 12 January 2014 14:28, by Don P

      SAF is in the battlefield alongside Kirr thugs. What a shame to Salva supporters.

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  • 12 January 2014 09:11, by hellonearth

    Like in Malakal. Dinka Government have fail and Malakal is falling as i write.

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    • 12 January 2014 09:22, by choldit

      You are correct dear. The world don’t know the next big thing!

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    • 12 January 2014 12:29, by mathem jech amer

      Very stupid lier,where are you writing,can you give me your phone no to confirm that even distant of 100 kgs, rebels are not seen. I am now writing at Assosa in Malakal enjoying marisa with my zain-connect watching stupid group.Why are you running away from S.Sudan,pretending to be surrounding Bentiu.

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  • 12 January 2014 10:13, by Marco Bul

    The Ngundeng’s moronous jahidists are like trapped flies in a bottle or polysene bag.Run sons of bitch,ruuuuunnn!!

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  • 12 January 2014 12:37, by Oppressor

    Well done SAF Just protect the borders & treat them as humans we don’t want to interfere in such worst CIVIL WAR...

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    • 12 January 2014 12:43, by South South

      Do you really have a brain in your head. SAF is afraid to lose oil that why they are acting like women who ready to be fucked.

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      • 12 January 2014 13:29, by Pif Paf

        SAF has nothing to fear, if SAF wanted to respond to SPLM support to SRF they could have easily supported Riek forces with enough capabilities to control all oil fields and take Juba in a deal . But we do not take pleasure in seeing a civil war down south neither is it in our interest. We said it a hundred times, security is more valuable than Oil. How useful is the oil in S.Sudan crisis now??

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        • 12 January 2014 13:36, by Pif Paf

          I hope Juba will now respond to this gesture in kind because supporting each others rebels will only bring destruction to both nations. Its a habit we Africans need to get rid off. We need to learn to negotiate and protest peacefully. Just because you don’t support rebels doesn’t mean you r scared, its the right thing to do retard !!

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        • 12 January 2014 14:01, by South South

          Pif Paf,
          Do not talk about Africa, ok. You are fake Arab. Your name here "Pif Paf" is a very killer toxic used to kill insects and that is what you good at. Killing innocent people. Yes, SAF is afraid to lose oil period.

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          • 12 January 2014 14:27, by Pif Paf

            Im Nubian, I was in Africa long before your stinking ass. Don’t forget the name of your country is of Arabic origin. SAF did it before and will do it again, we will spray any insect that tries to enter our territory regardless of who they are. Sudan showed good intentions towards S.Sudan and now SPLM needs to do the same. Its you more than anybody who should be worried about the Oil dumbass !!

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            • 12 January 2014 15:50, by South South

              Pif Paf,
              You need to shut up your dirty ass. You are Fake Arab who is now in his table cloth. Yes, you gays uncles in Khartoum are very worry to lose oil from South Sudan. Just watch you ass using your hands and that is what you good at.

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  • 12 January 2014 14:47, by ahme adam

    south south
    is an intruder he is not from south sudan, white stinky bitch

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    • 12 January 2014 15:52, by South South

      ahme adam,
      Is it your name Ahmed or ahme, huh, the guy is stupid enough to worship Mohammed.

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      • 12 January 2014 16:28, by DeltaBravo


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  • 12 January 2014 15:41, by Konan

    South Shit,
    Lucky you, I’m not going to chase your ass as usual, the job is done, you got what you deserve, ugly stinky monkey, as I said before wipe your damn ass with some leaves, stick or stone before you comment on this forum, LoL.

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    • 12 January 2014 15:56, by South South

      Konan or Qua’raan, who care
      I know you watch your ass using your hands and you stick your fingers deep into your ass and take out shit (GATHA JAMARA). We hate fake Arabs in South Sudan because they are not human but penguins covering their hands with laundry. You will never sleep well as long as South Sudan is next to you.

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