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JEM rebels deny launching attack from South Sudan


July 22, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — The rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) vigorously denied launching a ground attack on South Darfur state from South Sudan, pointing out that such "false accusations" aim to cover up fresh air strikes carried out in South Sudan’s Northern Bhar el-Ghazal State.

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Fighters from the JEM ride in the back of a vehicle through the bush (file/Reuters)

Juba filed on Saturday a complaint to the African Union Peace and Security Council and the UN Security Council accusing Khartoum of bombarding three locations in Northern Bhar el-Ghazal which borders South Darfur state.

Khartoum dismissed the accusations, saying that the Sudanese army dealt with a convoy of 105 arms-laden vehicles belonging to JEM when it crossed into Sudanese territories from South Sudan. It further accused Juba of violating the provisions of the UNSC resolution on cessation of support to rebels.

"The accusations directed against JEM aim to cover up the aerial bombardment carried by the Sudanese army on the South Sudanese territory in violation of a UN resolution", said JEM secretary for foreign affairs, Ahmed Hussein Adam in a statement to Sudan Tribune on Saturday.

Ahmed further stressed that Sudan’s defence minister and head of its negotiating team Abdel-Rahim Hussein "should be held accountable of this aggression".

Omer Dahab, the spokesperson of the Sudanese delegation in Addis Ababa, said they were monitoring the rebels inside South Sudan and had informed the mediation and the head of South Sudanese delegation, Pagan Amum, about the movement of JEM fighters towards Darfur from South Sudan.

The JEM foreign secretary said his group had the opportunity to express its support for the UN resolution on the Sudan and South Sudan dispute and had committed itself to not hampering international efforts in this respect.

"JEM, even if it is not directly concerned by the UN resolution 2046, is committed to this decision, and we have expressed this position to the international community at different times," he emphasised.

The rebel official went on to say that the Sudanese government uses air and ground attacks during negotiations in an attempt to strengthen its position.

"Actually they never seriously seek a genuine political solution," he added.

JEM refuses to sign the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) that Khartoum and the Liberation and Justice Movement inked in July 2011. The rebel group, which was part of the Doha process, proposed to consider the DDOPD as a basis for talks and submitted a series of propositions to amend it.

In November 2011, the holdout movement established the Sudan Revolutionary Front, a rebel alliance with the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North and two factions of the Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel Wahid al-nur and Minni Miinawi.

The rebel alliance refuses to separate talks on regional issues but proposes a comprehensive process to discuss the resolution of all the problems of governance and democracy in Sudan. The rebels have also established a unified command for their joint military actions and say they aim to topple the Khartoum government.

Sudan accuses South Sudan of using these groups to strengthen its position at the negotiating table over the pending issues, but Juba denies these accusations and accuses Khartoum of supporting South Sudanese rebels.


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  • 22 July 2012 11:59, by Beneben Bai

    Mohamed Ali, Jalaby, Nothern Sudanese and Omer Dahab, can you give comments on this article the real words from the real movement (JEM)?

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    • 22 July 2012 12:23, by Northern Sudanese

      Come On

      these rebels denied their leader was killed by SAF and said it was a french plane XD . when they entered Omdurman, they said everything was under control, yet they were all finished XD

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      • 22 July 2012 17:56, by zulu

        Even the NCP denied the shooting down of its helicopter by the rebels just a few days ago, thus the bombardment of the south sudanese territory now, manifests that indeed, what the rebels claimed had been true all along. If the copter was not shot, how is it possible that the rebels are attacking saf at the same time?

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    • 22 July 2012 14:23, by Anti Dinka’s

      Thank you Jem!!!! "By telling the truth"

      "Actually they never seek seriously a genuine political solution," he added.

      this is 100% pure realistic that cannot be denied

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    • 22 July 2012 15:38, by Ayom Ayom

      Option, SPLA should also go and attach the rebel base in Pathou and South Kordofan.

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    • 22 July 2012 20:52, by sudani ana

      Ok. This is what the sudanese think: .. ???? ????? ????? ??????? ????? ?? ????????? ??? ???? ????? ??????
      ???? ??? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ????? ????? ??????? ???????.. ??? ??????? ?? (???? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ???) ???? ??? ??? ????? ????????.
      ???????? ?????
      ??????? ????? ?? ??????? ???? ?? ??????? ???????? ??? ????? ??????

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      • 22 July 2012 21:05, by sudani ana

        Right, so Arabic doesn’t show here, should’ve learnt this from Aaban really, no excuse. Anyhow, the word from Khartoum is that a large force from JEM supported by SS troops moved from SS towards Bellila Oil wells to destroy them, but the SAF air force anhilated them. Hence the anger from SS delegation in Ethiopia. If that’s really the case, well done SAF and airforce. Keep up the good work.

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  • 22 July 2012 12:21, by Northern Sudanese


    These rebels are supported by SPLA, if they admit, then they will lose Juba’s support. of course they will deny it, would excpect them to say ’’yes’’ innorder to lose their last foreign allies?

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    • 22 July 2012 12:37, by Beneben Bai

      nothren sudanese, if JEM is denying, SAF is denying SPLA is denying, SPLM is denying and NCP is denying, who will accept the reality in this mess?. Sudan, I mean the old Sudan teach everyone how to deny. There is spirit of denying all over here. what gona be a way forward?

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    • 22 July 2012 12:53, by Nibs

      @N.sudanese,you normally want people to believe what you says,& you don’t respect others’ views.to you,what others said is foul,you want everything to pair with your perspective and frankly that’s your big problem.it only narrow your capability as an intellect.

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      • 22 July 2012 14:51, by Northern Sudanese


        the same goes to everyone in this website, everyone wants others to listen to his views and opinions, thats what comments are.

        when it comes to JEM, they lie all the time and we know that very well. but because it is their benefit to lie, then they do it otherwise they will lose support.

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        • 22 July 2012 16:17, by Mapuor

          Northern Sudanese

          You plus Jallaby,Mohammed Ali and your likes are the big liars,do you know that Fartit are the ones sharing border with Fur and not Dinka Malual.The area which was bombarded is Dinka land and on the other side are Rizeigad who are Jangawids,how come that JEM passed thru Jangawid area without first clashing with them?

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        • 22 July 2012 17:59, by zulu

          I blame our leadership for not shooting down the planes. We now have the missile and still do not want to teach Khartoum a lesson. It does not make sense.

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  • 22 July 2012 17:31, by abraham

    Get anti- aircraft or else stop whinning! You bunches of low IQ species who don’t even deserve to be alive. Defend yourself first before stealing oh my God.

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