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Sudanese army retake Golo from Darfur rebels


December 30, 2012 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese army have retaken the control of an important area in Jebel Marra in Darfur after its seizure by the fighters of Sudan Liberation Movement – Abdel Wahid (SLM-AW) last week, defence minister told the parliament on Sunday.

SLM-AW rebels on Monday 24 December captured the western Darfur town of Golo, where they launched their rebellion and attacked the Sudanese army for the first time on 26 February 2003. The rebel group since said they captured two other positions in West and East Darfur states.

"The army carried out a tactical withdrawal" from Golo after the attack of the rebels, said Mohamed A-Hassan Al-Amin head of the defence and security committee at the National Assembly after being briefed by the defence minister Abdel-Rahim Hussein on Sunday.

He added that the minister told the parliamentary committee that Sudanese Armed Forces retook the control of Golo, adding that combing operations are taking place to track the remaining rebels in the area.

Hussein also denied rebel allegations that they inflected heavy causalities on the government troops, according to Al-Amin.

SLM-AW spokesperson Nimir Abdel rahman told Sudan tribune that they crashed the Sudanese force in the area and seized 15 vehicles as well and deposits of arms and ammunition.

The rebels also said they captured the deputy commissioner of the area.

On the same 24 December, the SLM-AW fighters said they attacked Taur, a location on the Nyala Zalengei road near Nertiti.


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  • 31 December 2012 09:20, by Dinkawarrior

    When Sudan Tribune were looking for you, you were decline to show up and common on this issues but now you’re clear with liars. Let’s wait and see the future of the National Criminals Party(NCP)!
    May God Bless SRF on their ways to regime change!

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    • 31 December 2012 09:27, by Nibs

      "The army carried out a tactical withdrawal",funniest and silliest statement ever.

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      • 31 December 2012 15:53, by Northern Sudanese

        never ever heard of tactical withdrawal in your life? no wonder SPLA was a total failure in Heglig lol

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    • 31 December 2012 12:15, by Ayom Ayom

      I think SRF made a tactical withdrawal to plan more attacks and the will retake again from SAF.

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  • 31 December 2012 12:36, by Son of Ngundeng

    Good done by the rebell defeat them untill they reach their dad omer in khartoum.

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  • 31 December 2012 15:57, by Northern Sudanese

    Sudan tribune is full of lies , lies and lies! whatever they say about sudan be assured that its 75% composed of lies. they are experts in ignoring positive news and development in sudan.
    Tomorrow its Sudan’s national day + roseires dam ’’longest dam in the world’’ will be officially opened by president Omar Hassan al Bashir.

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    • 31 December 2012 16:01, by Northern Sudanese

      The energy producation of the dam will increase by 50% and Merowe dam by 25%. Roseires dam will provide irrigation for millions of fedans and will rapidly improve the life of the people of Blue Nile state
      Roseires dam

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      • 31 December 2012 16:05, by Northern Sudanese

        In addition to this, work at Atbara and setit dams are currently 30% completed. when these dams are built they will provide clean connected water for at least 3 million people in east sudan. in Gadarif and Kasala state.

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    • 31 December 2012 22:25, by mohamed mahgoub

      What u mean by- longest in the world - I think u better stop repeating our govnts lies of these - longest & largest & bigest projects in the world which only exist in ur sick imaginary dreams,but facts r so miserable in the ground,the only longest & bigest thing here u must be proud of,is terrorism,corrupted gov and ur stupidity guys !

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      • 31 December 2012 23:02, by Northern Sudanese

        first of all, stop pretending to be a northerner coz your not!
        after heightening of Roseires dam, its became the longest dam in the world. meaning? its the longest because its now 25km long. longest largest bigest? we don’t usually say in the world but from tomorrow it is!
        Merowe dam is the third largest dam in Africa, white nile sugar factory is the largest sugar factory in the continent,

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        • 31 December 2012 23:09, by Northern Sudanese

          The new gold refinery is the 2nd in the continent,port Sudan in the coming years is set to become one the largest ports in Africa set to service Sudan +4 other landlocked states in the continent.Khartoum new International airport(construction start in January)set to become the 3rd busiest airport in the continent,Khartoum sports city stadium (on hold)to become 3rd largest stadium in the continent

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          • 31 December 2012 23:14, by Northern Sudanese

            Al Dabasin bridge, (Omdurman to Khartoum) will be finished by March 2013 and will be 1,670 meters long. only a few bridges in the continent have a longer length therefor,its considered some of the longest bridges in the continent. Sudan’s current longest bridge Al halfaya is 900 meters long (Omdurman-Bahri). and more projects,2013 will be a great year :D
            what have you done in south sudan? lol :D

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            • 31 December 2012 23:19, by Northern Sudanese

              What have you done in south sudan other than attacking Heglig, shooting down UN plane and cattle raiding? lol
              we have been building dams, inaugurating LARGE factories & Refineries, building new roads connecting to Darfur ect...
              all you have done ’’inside’’ south sudan is cattle raiding and blaming us for anything that happens in your territory.

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  • 31 December 2012 21:12, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

    Dear North Sudan why u alway westing ur time in computer to debeted alone?
    please donkeys of Suodi Arab that ur father and Grandfather eaten in 18 centure now is finish.
    Just go back to ur origin place my dear, the truely Africa now a day will defeating u very soon, whether u like it on not, u will eat donkey again son of thieves.

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  • 1 January 2013 11:43, by telfajbago

    I think Sudantribune is coming closser to become regime’s propaganda media,I noticed that when SLM/A/W forces took Golo,Sudantribue brought the news lately,after the piece of information reported world-wide.Today the rebels still controlling the area,nevertheless;Sudantribune is quick to spread the lies of Sudanese Defence Minister.How much the Qataris payed you?!!!!!

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  • 1 January 2013 11:53, by telfajbago

    according Radiodabanga, the SLM/AW field spokesperson said that, they established a civilian administrative rule in Golo and Guldo and promised the regime more attacks.So my question is,how the leaning to the regime side Sudantribune deal with the coming regime’s defeats,I belive;some approached by the regime members of Sudantribune will go on leave least not to report.Hahahahahaha

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