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SPLA-N rebels capture three areas in South Kordofan: spokesperson

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December 12, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) on Friday announced the capture of three areas in South Kordofan, confirming reports of tense fighting since the suspension of the peace talks.

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SPLA-N fighters stand in front of a grenade launcher captured from Sudan’s Armed Forces (SAF) near Gos village in the rebel-held territory of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan on 1 May 2012 (Photo: Reuters)

“In a battle that lasted from 3.00pm to 5.00pm (local time), SPLA forces were able to liberate al-Daldako and Ruseiris areas respectively at 17 and 12 km north-east of Kadugli (the capital of South Kordofan),” said SPLM-N spokesperson Arnu Ngutulu Lodi.

In an audio statement sent to Sudan Tribune, Lodi further said the SPLA-N fighters inflicted heavy losses on the government troops and destroyed a T-55 tank. He added they seized another tank in good condition, a ZU 23 mm cannon and three military vehicles.

The rebel spokesperson added they also captured a third locality called Jabal Nimir, at 7km west of Kadugli and seized two canons and a short-wave radio.

He said that the SPLA-N forces continue to defend themselves defend the citizens in South Kordofan and Blue Nile of the “Decisive Summer” attacks carried out by the National Congress forces.

The Sudanese defence minister on Thursday vowed to crush the SPLM-N rebels and announced the resumption of the Decisive Summer operations against rebel groups in the Two Areas and Darfur.

The government and SPLM-N delegations are to meet next January to resume talks on a cessation of hostilities agreement.

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  • 12 December 2014 18:58, by Kalo

    well done comrade,where is my friend jalaby,i told you last time that we are going to recapture all those areas,captured by SAF recently,now it is Kadugli to be targeting this time,fighting will continue until Mohammed Otta, Abdurahim and Albashir say SPLA-N Oyee"
    Alatu Continua.
    Son of Nuba.

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    • 13 December 2014 09:41, by Nibs

      Congratulation to my brothers from Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile. If it wasn’t for poor leadership in South Sudan we should be fighting alongside you. During struggle you were with us, I hope you carry on with the good deed and liberate marginalized people of NM and BN.

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      • 14 December 2014 03:23, by Kenyang

        True lions, in deed. That’s right, SPLM has failed South Sudanese and betrayed people of Nuba Mts, south Blue Nile and their camrades in Darfur. It’s unacceptable!

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