Home | News    Monday 7 April 2014

SAF recaptures two rebel-controlled areas in North Darfur

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

April 6, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The government of North Darfur has announced that the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) has recaptured the Bir Maza and Bir Deek areas from rebel groups, declaring that the latter had lost their last strongholds in the state.

State defence minister Yahiya Mohamed Khair and North Darfur governor Muhammad Osman Youssef Kibir visited the two areas following their recapture and distributed humanitarian assistance to the affected population.

Kibir said the two areas represent the last strongholds of the rebel groups which he said are “in their weakest state”.

He went on to say that SAF’s recent victories represent the beginning of the end of the rebel groups, underscoring the government’s keenness to provide security, stability and basic services for people in the two areas.

The governor further said that residents of Bir Miza and Bir Deek have become safe and would not be endangered again.

The rebel Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) carried out attacks in South and North Darfur states triggering reprisal attacks by government militias on villages suspected of support to the rebels. These attacks coincided with tribal clashes in the North Darfur state.

The violence displaced over 215,000 civilians in the state.

Last month, the head of Darfur Regional Authority (DRA), Tijani El-Sissi warned against the rapidly deteriorating security situation in North and South Darfur states and criticised government for failing to restore security in the region, which has witnessed rebellion since 2003.

Sissi further said that insecurity in North and South Darfur hampers the implementation of development projects.

“What happens there will not be a catalyst to start in any reconstruction effort in those areas,” he added.

The leader of the former rebel Liberation and Equality Movement (LJM) urged the federal government to take the necessary measures to contain the attacks carried by the rebel groups, emphasising that the continuation of the current situation without decisive riposte or political solution will negatively impact the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) and the country in general.

(ST)

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.
  • 7 April 2014 12:43, by Kiir

    Sorry the Area was recaptured because you are fighting Machar in South Sudan.

    repondre message

    • 9 April 2014 06:24, by Bentiu son

      Alaah wabar! let them die because JEM is terrorist movement who have no clear vision, mission and value, they are just gangs and Salva Kiir’s hired mercenaries fighting only to get money rather than justice and equality whom they poorly claims to achieved. Why fighting Dr Machar who fighting for injustice in RSS while u claimed to fight against injustice in Sudan? Madness right? Waw!slave Darfuria

      repondre message

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


South Sudan and the nation building! 2016-02-06 11:47:08 " Disagreement does't mean disapproval." Oprah Winfrey. By Dhano Obongo I have been delving in a debate within myself as to what could possibly be the proper way to expound a presentation to (...)

Honest tribute to Bishop Santo Pio of Juba Archdiocese 2016-02-05 07:42:13 By James Okuk, PhD The Auxiliary Bishop Santo Loku Pio (born in 1969) of Juba Archdiocese has been consistent in his stance on faith and reason in the context of South Sudan. We should keep (...)

The long walk to end hunger 2016-02-04 18:50:33 By Marco Cavalcante Abdalla lives in the state of Kassala in eastern Sudan and does not really know what happens in the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, thousands of (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Civil society group decries delay of S. Sudan transitional gov’t 2016-01-29 18:08:53 South Sudan Civil Society Alliance Date: 29.1.2016 For the immediate Release Press Release Following the passing of deadline of the formation of Transitional Government of National Unity in the (...)

Africa: Strengthen steps to end child marriage 2015-12-14 08:04:41 December 10, 2015 African governments should coordinate action to improve laws, education, health care, and public awareness to end the scourge of child marriage, Human Rights Watch said today (...)

Professor Akolda, it is too early for you to go 2015-12-06 06:36:15 I learnt from social media of the untimely departure of Professor Akolda Maan Tier on the 30th Nov 2015, whom I knew and admired, as one of the great, committed sons of both Sudans, who dedicated (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2016 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.