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Sudanese rebels say fighting to complete takeover of Talodi


April 22, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Rebels of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) confirmed on Sunday that they attacked Talodi town in South Kordofan State and alleged to have seized partial control of it, denying Sudan army’s (SAF) claims of routing their forces.

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Malik Agar (C), leader of the SPLM-N with Major General Ahmed Omda Buday (R) and Brigadier General Stephen Amad (L) © Photo: Jared Ferrie

On Saturday, SAF’s official spokesman, Al-Sawarmi Khalid Saad, said that their forces had repulsed fresh attempts by the SPLM-N to capture Talodi, the third largest town in South Kordofan and site of a key army garrison.

According to Saad, rebel forces suffered heavy losses in lives and equipment.

But the rebels whose several attempts to capture the strategic town have not been successful so far gave a different account, saying that battles were still taking place after they took control of an important area inside Talodi.

SPLM-N’s spokesman Arnu Loddi said in a statement that their forces had wrestled control of Maflo village and Talodi Nuba part of Talodi.

“Fighting is still going on inside the town and the SPLM-N army is in total control of the situation”, he claimed.

Meanwhile, the Sudanese Media Center (SMC), a pro-government news website, cited the mayor of Talodi as saying that SAF had begun to flush out remaining rebel pockets in the area.

The local official said that the rebel attack led to the displacement of estimated 20,000 citizens, the killing of a 6 year old girl and injury of 13 people.

The mayor also said that SAF had killed more than 100 rebel members in the battles.

Restrictions imposed by Khartoum on the presence of media and aid groups in South Kordofan make it impossible to verify claims made by the warring sides.

SPLM-N rebels have been fighting government forces in South Kordofan and Blue Nile since June and September last year, respectively.

The rebels formed part of the army of neighbouring South Sudan’s, SPLA, before the latter seceded in July last year but Khartoum accuse Juba of continuing to back its former comrades-in-arms.

Fighting in South Kordofan and Blue Nile is expected to intensify due to renewed conflict between Sudan and South Sudan over border areas.

There are also fears of an imminent humanitarian crisis in the region. Aid workers say that 200,000 to 250,000 face food shortages in South Kordofan due to the prevention of agriculture by Khartoum’s campaign of aerial bombardment.

Khartoum cites security concerns to justify its refusal to allow foreign aid groups access to the two states.


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  • 23 April 2012 09:36, by George Bol

    SPLM/A oyeee. This khartoum is nearly coming to reached last destination. They are blind who keep lying and biaising for so long but we knew them as coward. i don;t know where they will go if SPLM/A-North, darfurians armies, and they SPLA in the South join. I think the South is able to capture all the cities and then over to the darfuruans, Nubians, and blue-Fuj, and many other African tribes

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    • 23 April 2012 09:42, by Darkangel


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      • 23 April 2012 10:00, by Deng


        SAF failed 4 times to flash out SPLA out of Heglig until international pressure prompt us to pull out. How is SAF going to achieve your imaginary take over of South Sudan?

        There is only one advantage that SAF possese-Air power, but wait, Kiir is traveling to China, your old bitches to get more Anti air defense weapons. Plus Uganda is here on hold to intervene with its air force.

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    • 23 April 2012 09:59, by mohammed ali

      BOL, we have a saying which says " hilm al jaaan aash" " the hungry man will dream about bread"

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      • 23 April 2012 10:03, by Deng

        Mohamed Ali!

        There is a saying that says" the fat man will dream about loosing weight so he can run faster in an event of emergency! those fat ass jalabas in Khartoum will soon be having problem escaping SPLA N, SPLA, and Darfur rebel invasion of Khartoum.
        Keep my words because its not too long for this to happen
        You should hope that you are not one of those fat guys!

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      • 23 April 2012 10:49, by Ruach

        @Mohamed Ali
        You are looters of our land.Our land was green in the past and always rained in February.But when u came into our land from Arabian desert moving like locusts,then u destroyed our env’t.Our env’t is now turning into desert as it suffers destructions from Arab.You are very noisy pple who can never resist SPLA.What a neighbour!!"You will beg us.Mark my word."

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      • 23 April 2012 11:33, by George Bol

        Mohammed Ali,
        Let alone the minor damage in Panthou-Heglig oil facility but we are aiming at Damazin Power stations.

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    • 23 April 2012 12:18, by Alsudani

      HaHahahahaaaa you make me laugh. What? are we cowered? Go and ask those run from Heglig about the hell that inflected upon them. If you need more, just call your people in Bentiu, they will tell you that SPLA soldiers are looking for holes to hide way from SAF airstrikes.

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  • 23 April 2012 10:09, by pabaak

    When criminal Bashir said he will flush out Darforis, Blue Nile,Nuba and South Sudan, which chasing away Africans from Sudan, you couldn’t argue much that Arabs in the North still believe in their own world, the world of dreams and illusions, they can just imagine whatever they want not knowing that the time is not in their favor, how come the guest will be able to flush out right owner of place?

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  • 23 April 2012 10:12, by Emmanuel Ajang Solomon

    Khartoum should stop talknig things which are difficult to verify sometimes and always have words when announce by their enemy.

    SPLM North you need to coordinate your operations with peace together as means to succeed, otherwise it will be difficult to be heard by USA.
    Khartoum is trying to play your present down in the area.

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  • 23 April 2012 11:00, 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 11:01, 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 21:35, by Northern Sudanese


        you have been saying this crap for a long time......these spla-n soldiers will never overthrow khartoum.......the people of sudan consider them as traitors working for the spla in the south........do you expect us to allow traitors working for the SPLA south, to take power? thats just a dream i am afraid......

        btw ssla is about to take Bentiu capital of Unity state :D....

        long live SSLA!!!

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