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SAF silent on reports of senior RSF commander’s death during S. Kordofan battles


May 24, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) has maintained its silence on reports a senior commander from the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) was killed on Saturday in Daldako area, east of the South Kordofan state capital of Kadugli.

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Undated portrait of Colonel Hussein Jabr al-Dar, a commander from the Rapid Support Forces

High-level sources told Sudan Tribune earlier that Col. Hussein Jabr al-Dar’s death occurred during heavy clashes with the rebel Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in Daldako area.

Attempts to reach SAF spokesperson al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad by phone were unsuccessful.

Last week the Sudanese army announced that it had recaptured Daldako area from the SPLM-N.

Daldako which is 12km away from Um-Sordoba area, is a strategic town and is considered the SPLM-N’s second largest strongholds.

The sources said that a shrapnel of a rocket-propelled grenade hit the commander’s vehicle, killing him along with several other soldiers.

Jabr al-Dar, who hails from South Kordofan state, was a member of the Republican Guard forces in Khartoum.

Several pro-government websites have officially mourned him, noting that he fought in the battle of the recapture of Heglig area from South Sudan’s army in 2012.

According to the same sources, the SPLM-N attacked Daldako area at 10am (local time) on Saturday in an attempt to retake it from the Sudanese army.

It also said the Sudanese army built heavy defenses around Daldako and reinforced its troops, pointing that 300 military vehicles loaded with soldiers left Kadugli in order to strengthen the security presence in Daldako and move towards the SPLM-N stronghold of Kauda.

Sudan’s defence minister, Abdel-Rahim Mohamed Hussein, who paid a visit to front-line troops deployed in Nuba Mountains, told reporters in Kadugli on Friday that the army finalised preparations to launch the second phase of the decisive summer campaign, stressing that the upcoming operations will include new areas.

“Despite the progress achieved towards its goals, the armed forces are at the same time keen to stop the bleeding of blood among Sudanese,” he said, adding that “the next round of negotiations is a chance to make significant progress toward ending the war, if the other party wished”.

Hussein also said the military operations, which involve controversial Arab militiamen of the RSF, do not target a tribe or an ethnic group but are directed against those who threaten the national security.

The RSF militia, which is widely known as the Janjaweed militias, were originally mobilised by the Sudanese government to quell the insurgency that broke out in Sudan’s western region of Darfur in 2003.

The militia was activated and restructured again in August last year under the command of National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) to fight rebel groups in Darfur region, South Kordofan and Blue Nile states following joint attacks by Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) rebels in North and South Kordofan in April 2013.

Sudanese officials say the RSF is part of the NISS but operationally follow the army.


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  • 25 May 2014 07:55, by Jalaby

    SAF will continue to provide martyrs so generously for the sake of Sudanese nation and Sudanese soil while SPLA-N will just die "Fatis Saket" while involving themselves in the fighting that’s going on between Junobean in the south!
    Kauda has become on "stone’s throw" and SAF is preparing and deploying its troop, army vehicles and warplane toward Kauda

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    • 25 May 2014 08:11, by Jalaby

      Our spies inside SPLA-N telling us that there is no strong army or strong defenses around Kauda because SPLA-N withdrew their heavy weapons from Kauda in attempt of defending Daldako,Abri,Umdowrin,etc but SAF and Rapid force beat them so badly and caused great loss among them!
      Another reason for the defeat of SPLA-N that big numbers of their soldiers are busy fighting

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      • 25 May 2014 08:17, by Jalaby

        with SPLA against Nuer rebellion, SPLA refused to allow them to go and fight SAF and stop SAF from moving toward their stronghold areas because SPLA need them so desperately and can’t fight the south rebel without them!
        Let idiot SPLA-N just die "Fatis Saket" while involving themselves in Junobean fighting!!
        Strong greeting and respect to our martyrs!

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        • 25 May 2014 09:28, by South South

          You are crazy man who should not be taken seriously. A vagabond person like you should be left alone.

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        • 27 May 2014 08:51, by Kalo

          Jalaby,who were dying now,all RSF in Daldoko killed including their commander,you talk of Nuer,the one we killed was the one who killed Nuer in Heglig,we know Jalaby used him because is from Nuba Moro born in Rifigi Village in Umdulu payam,umdorai Locality but the same Nuba killed him coz he want to betray them,just be in Khartoum not knowing what is there on the ground.

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