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South Darfur town falls to rebel group as Sudan army claims recapture of new area


May 8, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Rebel fighters belonging to the faction of Sudan Liberation Army led by Minni Minnawi (SLA-MM) managed to seize the town of Gereida in South Darfur from the hands of government troops, according to Sudanese MP.

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Rebels from the Sudan Liberation Army led by Minni Minnawi (Photo: Reuters)

Gereida is about 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of Nyala? the South Darfur state capital.

Yacoub Mohamed al-Malik, who represents the town in the national assembly, said that SLA-MM entered using 37 Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles at 3 p.m. inflicting unspecified human and material losses.

SLA-MM fighters attacked from southeast and engaged with an army garrison before proceeding to control the town, he said.

The MP claimed that buildings belonging to local government and police as well as the market were looted in the aftermath.

Eyewitnesses told Sudan Tribune that several people were injured and that the telecommunication tower was destroyed.

South Darfur government spokesperson Ahmed al-Tayeb accused South Sudan of supporting the assailants adding that the army fought fierce battles with SLA-MM.

SLA-MM confirmed the reports and revealed that other rebel groups took part.

"Today our joint troops took control of Gereida after fighting with [Sudan Armed Forces] SAF," Abdullah Moursal, spokesman for SLA-MM told Agence France Presse (AFP).

"From our side there were four people wounded," Moursal said, adding that the attack took place in conjunction with rebels of the SLA faction headed by Abdel-Wahid Nur (SLA-AW).

The two groups are part of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) which also includes Darfur Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and Sudan People Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N).

They umbrella coalition has its stated goal ?? toppling the Khartoum regime.

In a related issue, SAF has reportedly recaptured Kafan Dibi area in South Darfur on the borders with South Sudan from SRF and South Sudan’s SPLA.

The government sponsored Sudanese Media Center (SMC) website quoted South Darfur government spokesperson as saying that SAF inflicted heavy losses on the rebels.

Kafan Dabi is one of the border areas that are in dispute between Khartoum and Juba.


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  • 9 May 2012 04:35, by dengtaath

    Terrorists in Khartoum still beating war drums. I think RSS has given a full time to accommodate all situations on the ground, this silent does not means cowardness or defeat but examining the life in general inside South Sudan and giving rooms to the voices of the African union and international communities. In fact there is no doubt that North Sudan will be a grave yard in the coming years

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  • 9 May 2012 04:44, by Madina Tonj

    Well, the Khartoum government don’t thinks the rebels are capable to deal with regime, this is why they always accusing South Sudan’s SPLA. SPLA in South Sudan are not joking with SAF and all these disputes locations will be taken by SPLA of South Sudan whether Khartoum regime like it or not South Sudan will not give any inch away to immigrants people who came from Middle East just for trade.

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    • 9 May 2012 05:23, by LL Reuben

      Terrorists (Fake northern "arabs")

      Join the voices of those calling for secular state where religion is personal thing. Those in Durfur, S. Khardofan, B.N and N. Mountain should take on the fight wholeheartely and defeat the forces of evil/terrorists who are misintreprating or either following the teaching of their sorry profit ( not prophet) mohommed.

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      • 9 May 2012 17:44, by Northern Sudanese

        LL Reuben

        you mean join the people who will leave milions of southerners rushing into sudan because there is no food in the south? you mean join the guys who will let southern oil be exported for less than $1? join the guys who will let southerners do whatever they want in sudan? i dont think so bro.......

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    • 9 May 2012 08:38, by Ruach

      Hahaha The slaves/Emiggrants are running back to Saudi Arabia.Wait ya jalli we are advancing to Khartoum.

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  • 9 May 2012 07:07, by Black Spear

    Khartoum will fall very soon SLA-MM is going to capture Khtm and slaughter Basher. they have captured Gereida with 37 toyota Land Cruiser and have 150 reserve vehicles.To those who beat the drum of war without going to war will cry like goats.

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  • 9 May 2012 09:16, by G.star

    To Kiir and The SPLA
    South Sudan has to stop negotiations with North Sudan, because per now, North Sudan isn’t ready to talk peacefully, they want to implement what their president said; International community is a baised organization, see now, Sudan is fighting wars against South Sudan and their voices UN, AU are so deeply hided, they don’t comment about the aggressions of SAF

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  • 9 May 2012 11:19, by Lango2010

    Message to P bashir:
    - don’t underrate the might of your opponent before wrestling
    - don’t blame your neighbour when there choas in your home
    - admit your weakness when your are defeated
    - give up when things are uncontrolabe at your hand
    - if the chair your are sitting in is hot use the mat for sleeping
    - it is better to surrender than to be force out of your chair

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  • 9 May 2012 11:38, by Majak Mawien

    SAF always inflicted heavy lossess when fighting took place. Becuase they fight for no reasons. It may end up soon by rebels if their right is not given and if gvt dosnot accept regime change. This conflict should be solve politically not militarily.

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  • 9 May 2012 13:04, by wet aweil

    what a good news,yesterday SAF said they want to capture kauda the headquarter of SPLM_N ,today it became opposite instead SLA_MM capture one of the big town in s.darfur which is called Gereida some miles away from Nyala ,i think tonight SLA_MM will be in the town of Nyala ,those fucken Arab who are in Nyala you must leave before they capture you .

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  • 9 May 2012 20:40, by Zionist

    Bashiir is now having a headache caused by South Sudan, and pain in the a** caused by Dar Fur, Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile. However, the only cure is to turn himself to the best doctor, the ICC, where he’ll get a life imprisonment good enough to cure his a**.

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    • 9 May 2012 22:48, by Northern Sudanese


      hahahhahahaa the town is recaptured again my friend hahahahahah

      headache caused by south sudan? hahahahahaha is this called headache? this is called insect spray party hahahahaa


      dont expect to see Agar leading our nation, will never happen!



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      • 10 May 2012 00:31, by Zionist

        Northern Sudanese

        B**ch what’s so f***ing funny that you’re laughing about here? The topic is about South Darfur town falls to rebel group while Sudan claims it recaptured. F***ing NCP is nothing but f***ing mosquitos, and blood suckers. Darfuris will liberate their people from the f***ing fake-Arabs by force and with help from their African brothers in N.M, BN and from SS, b**ch.

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        • 10 May 2012 11:56, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

          The Save Darfur Coalition was founded at the "Darfur Emergency Summit in New York City" on July 14, 2004. The Coalition began when the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and American Jewish World Service organized this event at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan featuring Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Elie Wiesel.

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  • 10 May 2012 09:04, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

    I am not with the war in Darfur. Iam with "Darfur - Darfur Dialogue (DDD) is highly required". UNITY is the real power for every group and/or every nation! Sudanese peoples must unite and forget the past.

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