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6 Sudanese bombs landed in S. Sudan territory: UN team

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July 24, 2012 (JUBA) - A United Nations (UN) report has confirmed that six bombs, which Sudan claimed were aimed at rebels within its own territory, landed in South Sudan, the Associated Press reported.

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A Sudanese army Antonov plane (Amnesty International)

Details of the incident are reportedly contained in
internal UN report it had allegedly obtained. A team of UN observers,
according to report, visited the site and found six bomb craters 1.16
kilometres inside South Sudan’s territory.

At least one man who was said to have been wounded by the bombing reportedly died later.

South Sudan last week announced it was pulling out of talks with Sudan on the outstanding post-secession issues, after it accused the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) of aerially bombarding its border territories. Juba also filed a complaint to the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) and the UN Security Council (UNSC) accusing Khartoum of bombarding three locations in Northern Bhar el-Ghazal (NBEG) 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 the Justice
and Equality Movement
(JEM) when they crossed into Sudanese territories from South Sudan. It further accused Juba of violating the provisions of the UNSC resolution on cessation of support of rebels.

However, JEM in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, 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 NBEG.

“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 Ahmed Hussein Adam,
JEM secretary for foreign affairs.

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

After the bombing allegations, the African Union, which is overseeing the Sudan-South Sudan negotiations, said it would investigate the incident, which is widely seen as a setback to the efforts by both country’s to resolve their outstanding issues before the 2 August deadline.

Meanwhile, the UN team reportedly said the six bombs created small
craters where they came down in NBEG early on Friday.

“The craters are almost in one line, possibly indicating a bombing run
by an aircraft. Bomb fragments and debris was visible in and around
the craters. The smell of ‘gunpowder’ was also evident,” Associated Press quotes from the UN report.

Phillip Aguer, the South Sudanese army (SPLA) spokesman told Sudan
Tribune
on Wednesday that the Sudanese military dropped eight bombs from Antonov planes, a revelation that sharply contradicts the UN
observer’s assessment report.

A report from the SPLA commander in the area, according to Aguer,
indicates that two people, a man and woman were injured in the
bombings.

He however described Khartoum’s action as a “hostile and provocative”
aggression, which happened when the SPLA least expected, given the
ongoing negotiations on outstanding issues in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
between the two countries.

“We are not surprised by this action from SAF. This is the characteristic behavior of Khartoum and we are glad that an independent team has come in to verify our position,” the SPLA spokesman said in reference to the internal UN observer’s report.

Aguer said the ill intentions of some elements, allegedly from within
the Sudanese army’s general headquarters to “derail” the peace process, will not help Khartoum and its people in attaining sustainable peace and stability.

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  • 25 July 2012 08:51, by Sudan virus

    Good comment Aguer!

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    • 25 July 2012 09:47, by zulu

      Indeed, the foools have been caught in their lies. We know their lies and hypocricies and there is no further need to prove otherwise.

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  • 25 July 2012 09:20, by ocitigangpemeru

    they always start it but later don’t resist spla. They run hopelessly leaving some of their men cavetives and army equipments. What a stupidity. NCP dance well to guns musica. What a foolishness, sudanese people don’t realise this childless man is killing their children with no mercy. Fools

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    • 25 July 2012 16:05, by Tiger

      Ocitigangpemeru!
      you’re absolutely right brother,these arabs always like 2 start something,but eventually resist and leave behind their materialism ,i’m wondering how can they afford buying another millitary trucks when their economy sunk in the sewed and sometimes,it’s good to fight a war with someone who will stand up against you,that’s why men don’t like to fight women because they can’t fight

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  • 25 July 2012 09:29, by Big Boy

    Dear all
    Merciful Father we come before you asking for your forgiveness for the many sins that NCP have always committed in South Sudan Territory.We pray our Father that you will send the Holy Spirit to give us mercy pill everyday of our life. In Jesus name. Amen

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  • 25 July 2012 09:32, by Ruach

    Bombing and denying!

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  • 25 July 2012 09:54, by justin deng

    life in Sudan is the life of aggressions,tensions,detentions,ill-intentions,coruption,deception...............................&indicted people are denying these!!!!!!!

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    • 25 July 2012 14:07, by Mohamed

      Detention with regards to the Santa Fe Justin?

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  • 25 July 2012 10:03, by sudani ana

    This is the most biased and ill intended report ever by the UN team. The bombs fell 1.16 kilometres within NBG? Are our borders that well defined? To the last fraction of a kilometre ?

    All I can say is it is impossible to negotiate in good faith under this sort of UN biased and questionable attitude.

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    • 26 July 2012 14:17, by South South

      Sudani Ana and Jalaby,

      You need to ask your guys in Khartoum why they are stupid enough to do this bombing. Do not blame UN. I can not be surprise from your behaviors because you are Fake black Arabs of Sudan who wear laundry in your heads, making you look like penguins. Remember this: Arabs are losers. Lost to Israel, lost to Spain and s.Sudan. Losers.

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  • 25 July 2012 10:35, by Eastern

    1.16 Km inside South Sudan??? The bombs much deeper into South Sudan than the mere 1.16km being potrait here. Fellow South Sudanese let us rise to defend our borders with Sudan which keeps moving southwards at an alarming rate. It will soon reach Kiir Adem, Gok Machar, Warawar,Turalei and some of our villages.

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  • 25 July 2012 11:01, by BM Bol

    Kiir is weak. He needs to retire back to his home village (Millo Awan) and let someone else take over. South Sudan doesn’t need a passive leader, but a proactive leader.

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  • 25 July 2012 13:08, by Mohamed

    1.16 Kms inside South Sudan?
    Very funny UN report.
    And why would the SAF bomb 1.16 Kms. inside South Sudan?
    Maybe they were chasing somebody who is being supported by South Sudan?
    Not much brain is needed to realize this one....

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  • 25 July 2012 13:09, by 4Justice

    Bashir will never accept any offer from a village idiot, he knows Salva is nothing but a careless fool who cannot get anti aircraft defence missile weapon to protect South Sudan from air attacks. Instead of acquiring anti aircraft the idiot may try to send troops into Panthou situation yet again only to be disgraced by the international community.

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    • 25 July 2012 13:21, by 4Justice

      Even if a anti aircraft missile system is procured today, nothing will remove my disappointment. We are very unfortunate to have a dysfunctional human being like Salva leading us, very disappointing, morbidly disappointing I sometimes wonder how people cope with this...

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      • 25 July 2012 13:34, by Anti Dinka’s

        To the corrupt SPLM.Government of Dinka’s
        Defense buy anti aircraft and war plan settle with protecting your people and Steal later

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  • 25 July 2012 13:25, by MKee

    They have to be hit hard whenever they enter south sudan airspace and no more negotiation as they don’t UNDERSTAND IT HAVING BEEN RETARDED BY LOST OF 75% OF OIL THEY USED TO LOOT. So they are hopelessly trying to loot again and forgot that south’s oil and land south of 1956 border is foreign to them.
    UN wont do anything any so let’s do tit for tat which is the only language in their qoran!!

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    • 25 July 2012 14:13, by Mohamed

      Tit for tat is also in the bible you twit!
      It’s called an eye for an eye.
      Deutronomy 19:21

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      • 25 July 2012 16:57, by zulu

        If you hit because may be you are chasing rebels, then do not appologize or deny. It is plain and simple. Let the world know you intend to teach us a lesson. Do not cow and apologize for something intention to disgrace South Sudan as if it were a weak state.

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  • 25 July 2012 15:05, by Nhomlau Nhomlau

    SHAME ON U JALABIA AND YOUR ELEMENT, THE MASTER OF CATASTROPHE. DO U THINK YOUR BOMBARDINGS WILL SUPRISE US NOR TERRORISING US???? WAIT IT’S JUST MATTER OF TIME. IF TIME COME IS U TELL, TO TELL OTHER.....JUST CONTINUING BOMBING ANY PLACE IN SIE ROSS...COS WE KNOW U BETTER. U R JUST AFTER OIL....BUT NEVA NEVA ANY IDIOT CAN’T TOUCH OR TEST OUR OIL AGAIN FROM OLD SUDAN...SUDAN OF NO CHANGE

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