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Sudan says Juba pleaded with mediators to prevent bombardment of its troops in Heglig


April 21, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s presidential assistant, Nafie Ali Nafie, has accused South Sudan’s government of deceiving its people by saying that its army withdrew from Heglig.

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Oil-producing area of Heglig, claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan, was occupied by the latter’s army last week before it was reclaimed by the former on Friday.

Khartoum alleges that Sudan’s army (SAF) had defeated its South Sudanese counterpart, the SPLA, in taking control of the area while Juba insists that its troops withdrew voluntarily.

Addressing a mobilisation rally of Sufi groups in the capital Khartoum on Saturday, Nafie claimed that Juba had in fact pleaded with international mediators to stop Khartoum from shelling SPLA troops inside Heglig.

However, he added, the leadership in Khartoum rejected the entreatment and “vanquished” SPLA forces.

Likewise, Nafie accused Western media of backing allegations of SPLA’s withdrawal in order to “please” South Sudan’s government.

Nafie also asserted that Khartoum will not heed any calls for stopping the war against Juba, accusing Sudanese political parties who make such calls of being “soft” and undermining the state.

Separately, the second vice-president of Sudan, Al-Haj Adam Youssef, has announced that his country will demand that South Sudan pays reparations for damaged oil facilities in Heglig.

Khartoum has accused South Sudan’s army of committing large-scale damage of oil infrastructure inside Heglig during its occupation.

Speaking at a rally in Khartoum on Saturday, Youssef threatened that Khartoum will not forget about the damages inflicted on Heglig’s oil facilities.

Youssef further called on Juba to stop providing sanctuary to Darfur rebel groups and sever its ties with the SPLA’s ninth and tenth divisions which, according to Khartoum, make up the army of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) that is fighting Sudanese forces in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

He further reiterated Khartoum’s intention to change the SPLM government in Juba, accusing South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir of being “bereft of will” and receiving orders from his “masters” in the West and the United States.

Addressing the same rally, Khartoum’s governor Abdel-Rahman al-Khidir revealed that his state had opened 15 camps to train whoever is able to carry arms and fight.


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  • 22 April 2012 10:50, by Joseph Makuer

    Nafie Mafia!!!! Idiot liar

    You, Omar al-Bashir and defense minister Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein.... you’re bigggeeessstttt liar ever. SPLA withdraw before you declare your winning lies to your idiot citizen. SPLA was pressured by International Community to pull-out troops for further negotiations and agreement. If that you said, you must pull-out your troops out of Abyei and Panthou immediately

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    • 22 April 2012 11:02, by Dinkawarrior

      You’re happy now for bombing our civilians but let me tell you one thing!
      Our Defend Minister had said nothing since the begining fighting for Panthou! Do you know why? You’re happiness will turn to be nightmare, believed it or not! We will be right back as soon as possible! Keep playing with yours damn lies?

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      • 22 April 2012 11:09, by Ruach

        You are too noisy.What a noisy neghbour!!

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        • 22 April 2012 19:13, by CHUOLJBOL

          why our neighboring miss understand the withdrawal of spla troop while they understand the capture of heglig two week ago from the spla? did they want another lesson in the border?is not afear we only respected the dignity of the country ’s president.

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      • 22 April 2012 11:26, by Chok Deng

        National Criminal Party(NCP) has exploited the withdrawal of Mighty SPLA to cover its defeat and claimed victory out of blue.Bashir and Nafi are official liars in Sudan.

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        • 22 April 2012 18:25, by zulu

          Hahahahahah/ I like this accronyme. He is lying again. We shot 2 Mig-29, 1 Antonov, 1 helicopter Mi-17 and 2 gunships during the 12 days fight. The National Criminal Party misled its people announcing the retaking of Panthou hours after Kiir announced withdrawal, Obama noted this too just as Moon also said.

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    • 22 April 2012 11:07, by Konan

      U r pathetic moron, I feel sorry for u guys u r too dumb, no u r the dumbest people on earth, Kiir should be held accountable for his cowardice acts and the people of SS should question his leadership. Now the World is laughing at your face, your idiot soldiers run away from Heglig with the longest fart ever heard before zoooooooot ha ha ha ha SPLA oyeeeeee tooooooot ha ha ha ha.

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      • 22 April 2012 11:31, by Chok Deng

        To Konan
        You have right to celebrate because we defeated u very badly.You appeared now because u heard that Bashir has claimed victory out of blue,it is good to raise up your morale,i feel pity on u.

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    • 22 April 2012 11:12, by Mach Achiek

      Dear readers,

      Don’t be bother by all these propaganda aims to cajoles the disgruntle civil population and low morale SAF. It is a known and accepted fact not only in the real Arabs World, but also by some fake Arabs in Khartoum.

      Khartoum will be more diplomatic to South Sudan more than ever before. LESSON?

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  • 22 April 2012 11:08, by Akol Liai Mager

    The opposite is true. Who is not aware in this world that the NIF Khartoum-based government was the real bagger of international community including UN to use its 7th Article to bomb out SPLA of Panthou a move similar to that of 1991 when the UN members used the same article to smoke out Saddam from Kuwait. We have just been failed by Nhial Deng Nhial who have gone missing in this critical time.

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    • 22 April 2012 11:16, by Dinkawarrior

      Mr. Konan?
      If you have time on Monday 6:00 PM South Sudan localy time then turn on SSTV and watch exactly what happened in Jaw and Panthou? After all come and tell us shit about cowardic SAF militias terrorists who believed on horrid islamic culture? shame is alway come from you arab?

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      • 22 April 2012 11:38, by Konan


        No hard feelings, I don’t have time to watch your TV Channel, to say the truth I deleted it from my receiver set since longtime. Do u still broadcast your talk show programs and news bulletin in Arabic language????

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        • 22 April 2012 12:34, by AfroArabian

          just a quick reminder to all u shit bags trying to start your old habit of stealing again,you FORGOT over 500,000 S.Sudanese in the North..take care of ur people..u humiliated urselves ENOUGH...stop humiliating the poor also...give them a hand...use ur internet bragging to beg the int. community to lend a hand in bringing them home..we will provide them shelter and food..but it is YOUR SHAME

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          • 22 April 2012 12:40, by Mach Achiek


            There is nothing call Afroarabs, you either choose to becomes a fake Arabs or a true Africans. they cant be put together.

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  • 22 April 2012 11:26, by wad balad

    Since day 5 of the invasion of heglieg SPLA was surrounded ,they tried to sneak out at night after failed negotiations but our air force and artillary were too fast for the fleeing rats. SPLA story of its withdrawal wont do much for the SPLA troop who litter heglieg and bantiu hospital, it wont stop the SAF from reponding. A miscalculated move from a bunch of junior politician "insects".

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    • 22 April 2012 13:17, by Dengcol malual

      why surrounding the city for ten days and not just took it over? why did you wait until south Sudan government made a decision based on international pressure to withdraw troops and then started celebrating? being a killer doesn’t make you a better person. that’s what i can say to all the pseudo-Arab Sudanese. anyway don’t still our oil

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  • 22 April 2012 12:40, by E. Defense Forces
  • 22 April 2012 12:45, by AfroArabian

    Even ur cowboy is still ashamed of himself...stop humiliating urselves more than your government humiliated you...they said they wont retreat, they said no to talks...so...what happened? a magic wand was shaken and they changed their mind? better yet...how much did they receive for mareesa money? u know them...they r a bunch of drunks taking u all on a wild ride..and they are digging ur graves

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  • 22 April 2012 13:07, by Deng

    "Speaking at a rally in Khartoum on Saturday, Youssef threatened that Khartoum will not forget about the damages inflicted on Heglig’s oil facilities."....see the evil nature of humanity in khartoum! instead of feeling sympathy for the laying corpse of SAF soldiers, everyone is feeling sad merely because of damaged oil facilities...

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  • 22 April 2012 13:55, by Deng

    Breaking news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sudan oil facilities fucked up by SAF bombardment!!!


    Great Job SPLA!!!!

    Let them taste the economic impact of war!!!!!

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    • 22 April 2012 14:59, by Konan

      Deng (The Sun),

      John Okeny, with a bandage on his left elbow, described fierce opposing ground attacks and supreme air power. "They are bombing us continuously," he said
      Asked if he would agree to rejoin the front lines when he returned, he shook his head vigorously: no.
      (The Miami Herlad)

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      • 22 April 2012 15:04, by Konan

        Several hundred red-bereted commandos arrived from the south, packed like sardines on heavy trucks, heading north
        What changed on Friday was unclear, but the mood at the military barracks was decidedly somber, as commanders disappeared inside for long meetings.

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        • 22 April 2012 15:56, by Young Patriot

          You are just a
          dirty racist and a hopeless internet puppet.
          The whole world knows that we have discipled you well at Heglig. SPLA has the potential to change the terrorist regime in Khartuom. It is just that we responded to the UN and US pleads otherwise we were going to capture Beshir and hang him like a dog in Omdurman!
          SPLA Oyeeeeee!

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          • 22 April 2012 16:28, by Konan

            Young Traitor,

            Take it easy man, this is not good for your health, save your rage for another day, who knows u may need it. I just copied and pasted some lines from The Miami Herald and by the way it is an American Newspaper. Really, I do feel pity for u and completely understand your depleted moral.

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            • 22 April 2012 16:57, by Young Patriot

              You must know that SAF cannot face the SPLA in the frontline anymore. They lost so badly to our mighty forces they end up in Khartuom and some were captured and brought to JUBA and pleaded for their lives to be spared by his H.E Pres Gen Salva Kiir. We are now your masters and you need to behave well otherwise we will keep disciplining you. You have to know that South Sudan is not Chad!

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  • 22 April 2012 20:31, by James Maker Akok

    North Sudan you should not tell liars satellies are watching you world even me I have Satellite tracking any information round the world in my cell phone.

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  • 22 April 2012 21:35, by Kalid Joseph

    Stop lying the National Crimal Party (NCP)

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  • 23 April 2012 02:05, by Deng

    "You will never be at peace if your neighbor feels threaten"- Barack Obama. North & South Sudan will never be at peace if the people of Darfur, people of South Kordufan, and and the people of blue Nile are being threatened everyday and night by North Sudan Government. Only solution to Sudan conflict is to overthrow the Aggressive Goverment of North Sudan either diplomatically or militarily.

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  • 23 April 2012 10:08, by sultan hamza

    we’ve given u wat u had yearned for being independent..and now once again from nowhere tht u are encroaching on our higlig appreciate wat u have been given southerners(south sudan)..more so we are sheltering ur brothers in here at khartoum wat kind of loyalty do u need!!i blame the border conflict on u..

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