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Sudanese army captures Jebel Moon kills over hundred JEM rebels


May 15, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — Sudanese army has killed over one hundred insurgents and captured a key rebel stronghold area in West Darfur in less than two weeks after the suspension of peace talks by the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), the army spokesperson said.

Since the signing of a framework agreement in Doha last February, the Sudanese government and JEM rebels traded accusations of violating a truce they had agreed to observe. On May 2, JEM unilaterally suspended its participation in the Doha peace process to protest "continuous aerial and ground assaults" by the Sudanese army.

"We liberated Jebel Moon from the Justice and Equality Movement, killed 108 rebels and captured 61 alive," said Alsoarmi Khaled, the spokesperson of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF).

He also said they seized a number of trucks, vehicles and heavy weapons, adding that SAF troops will hunt down remnant rebels who are pulling out of Jebel Moon area.

Suleiman Sandal, the head of JEM intelligence unit, down played the capture of Jebel Moon saying they voluntarily evacuated the area following the breach of the ceasefire and daily bombing of their positions in the area.

"We decided a large-scale redeployment of our troops in the states of Darfur and Kordofan as a result of the breach of ceasefire by the government," Sandal said in an interview with Sudan Tribune from Cairo today.

"We want to brief our supporters about the latest developments in Doha and our conditions to resume the peace process," he added. "However this attack confirms that the government undermined the framework agreement," he stressed.

The Joint Chief Mediator, Djibril Bassole on Friday appealed on the two parties to observe the cessation of hostilities in order to create a suitable atmosphere to resume the talks. He said planning to meet JEM leader after the arrival of the Sudanese delegation to Doha after one month of suspension due to electoral calendar in Sudan.

The seizure of Jebel Moon coincided with another battle between the two belligerents in the road of Nyala Al-Dha’ein on Thursday. The Sudanese government said the rebels attacked a convoy escorted by the police but Sandal said the police force hit their mobile unit in the village of Tartar near the highway.

Sandal said their troops defeated the police force composed of 150 vehicles and captured 23 vehicles full of weapons and ammunitions. Yesterday the Sudanese police, in its version, said they lost 27policemen and killed 33 rebels among them three leading JEM members.

The capture of Jebel Moon weeks before the rain season is seen as big blow for the rebel group. The mountainous area was serving as military headquarters of the rebel group after their redeployment from the areas near the Chadian border as result of the improvement of bilateral relations between Khartoum and Ndjamena.

"The scattering of JEM troops in different areas in Darfur during the rainy season will make it an easy target for the Sudanese warplanes," said an international expert who preferred not to be mentioned.

Ahmed Hussein Adam, the official spokesperson of the rebel group, said they "are now closer to withdraw from the talks more than ever".

However, analysts say the joint mediator can reverse the situation if he convinces the Sudanese government and JEM rebels to stop the fighting and sign a detailed ceasefire before to discuss any other agendas.

The Sudanese government delegation arrived Saturday to Doha where it is expected to meet on Sunday with the peace mediator and the Qatari officiels to discuss the agenda of negotiations with the Liberation and Justice Movement led by El-Tijani El-Sissi.


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  • 16 May 2010 04:58, by Dinka Boy

    Darfurian are completely confuse because they like to vote for Omer El Bashier while at the same time killing them. What a confuse people are this?
    They like Bashier while Bashier don,t like them. Good luck!

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    • 16 May 2010 07:30, by Machingela gai

      They are totally decieved by initiative going on in Doha While Khartuom government has never bought a free time to plan in defeating Darfur rebell.
      How fool they are by allowing Khartoum to reach their operational base center near Chad border. The government is now going to accept no ’initiative,’ by saying that there is no peace this time again, because they are winning and who will force them to do it.
      This victory will reach other part of the world within short period of time and their internatoinal suppoters are going to push UN with a reason to favor government over Darfur. It will come with the Postponement of peace deal and accept war instead, at this point. Every single issue will be an up hill fight. Because as government has gained solid ground and while peace agreement is to be thrown out at anytime, It will therefore make it difficult for Darfur people to rally the support they want at home and internationally as well.
      What a day for government!

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    • 16 May 2010 14:24, by Lorolokin

      Dinka Boy,

      You need to consult with the Doctor otherwise you are so ILL,do you really can justify that the Darfurian have voted for Basher,
      Am telling you 90% of Darfurian are anti Basher compared to us Southerners.


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  • 16 May 2010 13:29, by Hassan

    JEM is commiting mass suicide because they are following the orders of Khaleel I brahim the stupid student of Altourabi who devastated Sudan ,now his student is doing the same to Darfurians.You Darfurians have to free Darfur from the grip of Khaleel Ibrahim if you want better chances in sustainable peace ,and stability.Khaleel Ibrahim will not observe mercy on you simply because he is following the instructions of Altourabi.
    Hassan -Kassala

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    • 16 May 2010 16:34, by Muor-cinkok Tungawan

      sudan government know exactly who is weak group to crushed militarily,it is finishing Jem less a month.

      southern sudan should be on high alert following this progressing incident. sudan government is holistle and blindfully,its use force to address sudan problem but,more important there are boundaries in sudan which we are big boundary that can not be touched randomly because our strong forces and capabilities that we can applied. Jem, i beg you be relax ,you will still capture sudan after southern sudan for independent. it is only a mattter of seven months to take over from Basher because is lim president who need completion only. spla yee

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    • 17 May 2010 14:07, by Othogomoi

      Look at you, Hassen!are you now confortable with the killing of terrorist (Khartoum government)
      next will be your state, it started with us, southerners and now darfur, tomorrow will be yours(Easterner).because you dont know that this government is a bloody shed govern.take care

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  • 16 May 2010 19:23, by paweetdit

    Am sorry for my step- brothers Darfurian.
    You see bro.How Arabs behave like a mad bulls and they are like twi-light-girls.
    Get what you deserve from your friend Arabs. You were fool to vote for bashir and he turn the vote to urine. Get it! get the lesson!

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    • 16 May 2010 23:06, by mack waweru

      JEM must stop negotiating peace with the NIF regime of their executor, Omar Bashir since they are in weak position. Arabs only believe in war if they are strong. The bribed mediator must to be substituted also since he is biased to the government. Darfuris could have learn for southerners. You cannot expect peace from Arabs when you are not strong and united.

      Chadian president has stabbed Darfurians in the back by normalising relations with Khartoum and forgot what they did to his capital city twice. Africans are the ones being fooled by the Arabs as mediators, instead of pressuring the Khartoum regime to stop genocide in Darfur. Chadian president will pay the price one day.

      Mack Awer

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