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Sudan government army, rebels claim victory after clashes in S. Kordofan

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May 16, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) both claimed victory following clashes that took place in the restive South Kordofan state on Thursday.

The Sudanese army said in a statement released on Thursday evening they captured Mirri Bara area, located at the west of the state capital, after a long fighting that lasted for several hours.

SAF spokesperson, Al-Swarmi Khaled, said they inflected heavy losses on the rebel side.

He further said that the rebels used to shell Kadugli from this area.

However, reached by Sudan Tribune, SPLM-N spokesperson, Arnu Lodi, denied that they have troops in Mirri Bara.

“We do not have troops there. All what we have is a reconnaissance team who pulled out of the area and they did not clash with the forces of the National Congress Party,” he stressed.

On the other hand, the rebel spokesperson claimed in a communiqué issued on the same day they defeated the government forces in Kao-Nyaro area in Abu Jubaiha County and Warni area in Talodi County.

The two areas are respectively located in the south eastern and southern parts of the state.

He said the assailant forces fled the battlefield leaving 38bodies of killed soldiers in Kao-Nyaro and 27 bodies in Warni.

The Sudanese army and its militias intensified attacks on the SPLM-N rebels in South Kordofan before the resumption of peace talks at the end of this month.

The mediators seek to bring the parties to sign a framework agreement and to stop hostilities before to reach civilians in the rebel held areas.

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  • 16 May 13:47, by Kalo

    The commander of division 14 Kadugli announced the day before yesterday the capture Kaunyaro and Werni however the SPLM/N chased them out yesterday leaving more than 60 dead on the ground,destroyed 2tanks T 55,seized 1 in good conditions 2 Korean jep Hakamat,Annunciations and machine guns seized,for Miri Bara,SPLM/N have no troops there,just the dams and water point,no civilians there.

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  • 16 May 14:33, by Kalo

    Let me inform Swarmy,Himiti,Abbass,Abdurahim and Albashir,what you are doing is just zero level,you are going to suffer a lot if you went to end the conflict in S.K military because non of you knew more about S.K,our grand fathers fought against Israel,Egyptian,Turkish British and Assyrian,we don,t care of war.struggle continues no more accuse and blaming.

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