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Taha visits South Kordofan, says army in full control of situation


July 13, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese first Vice-President Ali Osman Mohammed Tahaon Friday visited the country’s war-torn state of South Kordofan where he asserted that the army is in full control of the situation following the assassination of a local official.

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Sudan’s Vice President Ali Osman Taha (Reuters)

Taha’s visit which was not announced by state media follows the assassination last week of the chairman of South Kordofan’s legislative council, Ibrahim Balndia, along with five of his companions in an ambush allegedly conducted by the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N).

The rebels however denied the charge saying they had nothing with the incident.

According to Sudan’s official news agency SUNA, Taha said during his visit that the situation in the state was secure and that the army is in full control of the situation. He vowed that those who assassinated Balndia will face justice.

Taha said that his visit is “a message to all enemies” that South Kordofan is headed for more development.

Sudan has been fighting SPLM-N rebels in South Kordofan and Blue Nile since last year.

The rebels forged an alliance called the Sudanese Revolutionary Forces (SRF) with two rebel groups from Darfur regions and vowed joint military operations to topple the regime in Khartoum.


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  • 14 July 2012 14:21, by Beneben Bai

    Taha,if South Kordofan was 100% under SAF control, your visit would have been announced before you visit the state. bulet is still saying its words in SK by SPAL-N

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    • 14 July 2012 17:20, by BM-21

      Your visit to south Kordofan is useless .

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  • 14 July 2012 18:14, by James Maker Akok

    Is going to be State governor, you Vice president, president Al-Bashir, and minister of Defense to be kill because you don’t know who killed those may be the people those people are inside you as you know your country is not good right now with your people. I’m from United States of America as an American Citizen but I was born in Africa.

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    • 14 July 2012 18:33, by James Maker Akok

      Is going to be State Governor, you vice president, president Al-Bashir, and minister of defense to be kill because you don’t know who killed those people may be the people who killled those people are inside you, as you know your country is not good right now with your Citizens people. I’m from United States of America as an American Citizen but I was born in Africa.

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      • 15 July 2012 08:56, by zulu

        which army when you say Juba was in full control? Why negotiate with Juba if you were capable you numbskul? This is the same story to the Darfuris back then in 2005/ But hey, people are smarter than you now.

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