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Military campaign in South Kordofan coming to end: SAF

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January 29 , 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese Armed Force (SAF) has declared that military operations in the border state of South Kordofan are coming to an end

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A woman holds her child in a cave in Bram village in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan on 28 April 2012. (Photo: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

SAF’s inspector general, Mohamed Graham Omer, said in a meeting at South Kordofan’s legislative council on Wednesday that the Sudanese army has largely achieved its objectives, calling on political forces to unify ranks in order to bring peace to the state.

Last December, the Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir, vowed to end Sudan’s rebellions in 2014 saying that military campaign carried out in South Kordofan will be followed by another one in the Darfur region.

Graham pointed that plans to secure the state were perfectly executed though he acknowledged that ongoing conflict in South Sudan has negative impacts on Sudan’s bordering states, calling for taking the necessary precautionary measures to protect the borders and provide humanitarian assistance to the needy population.

The governor of South Kordofan state, Adam al-Faki, announced on his end that rebels control only three out of the state’s seventeen localities.

Al-Faki pointed to his government’s efforts to create an environment conducive for achieving peace and reconstruction, saying that large number of the state’s sons in the rebel groups wish to join the peace process.

Meanwhile, the speaker of Sudan’s parliament, Al-Fatih Izz Al-Deen, stressed that president Bashir called in his recent speech for forming an emergency committee to look into South Kordofan’s issues and establishing development fund for the state while urging sons of the state to engage in institutional dialogue on the state’s issues.

The Blue Nile and South Kordofan’s conflict erupted months apart from each other in 2011 when Sudan attempted to forcibly disarm SPLM-N fighters it accuses of being backed by their brother-in-arms in the South Sudanese army.

The two parties failed to continue peace talks to reach a negotiated settlement. The difference over the agenda of the negotiations and the humanitarian crisis hamper the efforts of the African Union (AU) mediation to bring the two parties to the negotiating table.

The first round of talks between the SPLM-N and the Sudanese government in April 2013 at the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa adjourned without success in bridging the wide gap between the two sides.

(ST)

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  • 30 January 06:22, by Mi diit

    Those poor rebels of South Kordofan are wasting their energies fighting for incompetent Kiir in Unity state while leaving their mother land captured all by the Khartoum government. They don’t know what they want.

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    • 30 January 06:56, by chol

      The SPLA North come to revenge their peoples that you idiots Nuers killed in 1990s when you defected.The rest of tribes in South Sudan are mobiles too,so you should be worrying about your idiots tribes.This should be your last rebellion if you guys have any brains at all.You just can’t win period.
      Chol Y.

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    • 30 January 08:31, by Johndumo14

      Reward.
      3 farmers in the 3 states ,bor,malakal,bentiu are offering
      a reward of to tatal of 75 cows 50 goats,and 4 donkeys for any soldier who shot the first bullet to kill or woundimg Dr Riel Machar.This man has cause us misery ,loss of thousands of cattle,ditructions of properties,death of our loved ones,
      those who are still alive will start from zero (o)

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    • 30 January 09:45, by Kalo

      Hahahah,Mi Diit,i am sorry to heard you saying that we are fighting for Salva Kiir,we forgave what you did to us in 1991 but let me assure you that,we have no business with you southerns,Jalabas didn’t defeated,this month,the attacked us last month in Toroji and Jau using 1300 vehicles with 10 tanks T-72 crashed by SRF left more than 400 dead, ran to Karsana and Heglig,mind your own business.

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    • 30 January 09:53, by Kalo

      Mi Diit,if we have to help Kiir,your movement will have just to finished within 7 days,what happen when we chased the late william Nyoun from Maguwe to Migri up to Khartoum,most of us died for South Sudan and you achieved your independence instead of keeping but you destroyed it,what is your objectives of being in bush again?we consider you as African brothers but you have different plan.

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    • 30 January 09:57, by Kalo

      Mi Diit,you Nuer people,Think of tomorrow not of today,you are neighboring to us,don’t repeat again to cross the red line to nuba Mts affairs,take care.
      Wad-Nuba

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  • 30 January 10:14, by Kalo

    Military come to end,that is very funny,Albashir promised to the nation that he is going to crashed the rebels in S.K at this summer 2014,upto now he did not control single village,no praying in Kauda strong hold,1300 vehicles lost in the bush of Toroji,big shame to NCP thugs,all the economics of Sudan will end up in Nuba Mts,that is why Albashir gave different speech 3 days before.
    Wad-Nuba

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    • 30 January 12:29, by Oppressor

      KALO WAD ANUBA U ALWAYS MADE ME laugh coz u realy don’t know what is going on Mi diit is right u are finished so get rest no srf any more there no shit called srf hhaaaa haaa they are looters who took nuer money & looted & killed nuer in malakal
      Bentu city ya Haramya...haaa

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      • 30 January 13:27, by Kalo

        Oppressor munukuri,shut up your rotten mouth of date,who told you SRF are finished,100s of SAF dead bodies are still eaten by animals in Toroji,tell me who killed them,if we were finished why don,t you come and pray in Kauda,nothing will let us to lot nuer property while we have our supplies SAF.
        wad-nuba

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