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Rebel leader claims Sudan planning to use chemical weapons against his forces


May 21, 2013 (WASHINGTON) – The Sudanese government is getting ready to deploy chemical weapons to use against insurgents in the ongoing battles in North Kordofan, a rebel leader said.

Minni Minnawi (file/ AFP)

Minni Minnawi, leader of a Sudan Liberation Movement faction (SLM-MM) claimed in a statement today conveyed through one of his aides that the Sudanese army wants to resort to this lethal method as it has failed to flush out rebel forces in Jebel al-Dayer area.

He said that due to the geographical nature of the area, Sudanese ground troops are unable to effectively mount an attack against his forces and that even the use of fighter jets have proved ineffective.

This month the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) of which SLM-MM is a member claimed to have taken control of Jebel al-Dayer. This was the latest in a string of attacks launched by the rebels since late April in north and south Kordofan states.

Khartoum has declared a general state of mobilization to “crush” the rebels for good and expel them from areas they captured including Abu-Kershola in South Kordofan.

Around the same time, SRF briefly occupied North Kordofan’s second largest town of Um Rawaba which causing an alarm within government ranks as this is considered a new territory in the rebels’ reach which in the past has been confined to Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan.

SRF has vowed to continue its offensive until it reached Khartoum to unseat the government of president Omer Hassan al-Bashir who has been in power since 1989.

However, few expect the rebels to have the ability to follow through on its threat.

The Sudanese government accused Juba of backing the recent rebel offensive and dispatched two senior officials last week for talks with South Sudan leader Salva Kiir on this issue.

The Sudanese foreign minister Ali Karti told reporters afterwards said he received assurances that SRF would receive no support from Juba.


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  • 22 May 2013 09:59, by Ahmado


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    • 22 May 2013 11:08, by ngadodo

      This weak govrt of SS committed criminal ACT FOR buying Uganda and Ethiopia Army in order to come to fight David Yauyau in Boma. I condemned this act and UN should stop this criminal govert of Salva Kiir not for doing this coward act.

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      • 22 May 2013 23:16, by Jubawe

        You out of your mind, what do you talk, this articale not even match your comment, please read before write, have been to school before poor man, now why should SS Govrt buy army from other country, this is a childish comment, i advise you to look for sometime else to talk about not politics good choice for you to look after cattle bushment.

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    • 22 May 2013 13:00, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Using Chemical weapon shown asign of defeat to Khartoum govt,but otherwise both will be the looser,game should continue.
      where is Jalaby? or he is still in hiding.

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  • 22 May 2013 10:00, by tootke’bai-ngo

    This time the world need to pay close attention to this pre-planned genocide by Khortoum. In April the international media was overrun by the news that Syria regime has used chemicals against the rebels, the allegation almost change the dimension of the 2 years old conflict, till now there is ongoing investigation. Sudan government should not be allow to commit more attrocities than it already di

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  • 22 May 2013 10:17, by sudani ana

    HaHa Ha
    Feeling the heat now Minnawi are we???? Looking for a way out and help from the international community hey??. Chemical weapons he says. Just wait idiot your days are numbered.

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  • 22 May 2013 10:33, by LL Reuben

    Khartoum is sending suicide bombers as well to sacrify themselves for Allah (Omar Bashier). Nothing will work to preserve the status quo, the final resolution to all these is to change what has been depriving Sudanese of their freedom for more than half of a century. Sharia law need to be preserved for Muslim fundementalists only and not be imposed on citizens unwilling to adhere to Islam.

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    • 23 May 2013 09:01, by Northern Sudanese

      LL Reuben
      since when have we in Sudan ever had suicide bombers? we had warriors enslaving your poor butts but not suicide!

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  • 22 May 2013 11:40, by Mohammed Ali 2

    Obviously this ignorant guy is getting the right punishment.The stupid guy had poistioned his rebels in the wrong place.Jebel al dayer can be easily circulated and nobody will get out.They have been completly isolated and no supply or rescue will come to them.They must have been realy crushed & punished for their horrendous crime against childrens,women & innocent civilians.

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    • 22 May 2013 12:02, by Kushoku

      Told u before galant SRF done with NK now moving toward Khartoum via Kosti ,u either stop dreaming or go help ur criminal brothers hence they failed to get moblised the ordinary sudanese with their cheap jihadist calling ( didnt work this time!) .yoir internet jihad wont work either.( forget to mention there is another wave coming from Darfur.

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    • 22 May 2013 12:09, by South South

      Mohammed Ali,
      You are telling us more lies. We are entering the fourth week since brave SRF captured areas in Northern Kordafen. Khartoum is shaking very hard so they come out with this fake threat everyday " We will crush SRF in Northern Kordafen. Last week on Sunday, people in Khartoum went out to celebrate the victory in Northern Kordafen. Lairs, SPLM/N is fucking them very hard.

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      • 22 May 2013 12:51, by Mohammed Ali 2

        SS,ignorance is the problem!Jabel al dayer is north to abu kershoula,south to al rahad.Abu Kershoula is completely liberated & jabal el dayer is completely cut off.The rebeles thought they can obstruct the advance of SAF to abu kershoula from jebel al dayer.SAF circumvent them & they are completely isolated,no ammunition,no weapons,no fuel,no food or water,you can hear Mini’s cries only!Join him!

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        • 22 May 2013 13:49, by South South

          Mohammed Ali 2,
          Yeah, you have been lying with your gay uncles in Khartoum for more than 50 years, well, black people are moving forward to take the war inside Fake Arab families. You can talk day and night using internet but our brothers of SRF are on the ground and that is what counted, not writing fake emails. Death to Fake Arabs.

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          • 22 May 2013 14:39, by Oppressor

            South South big Mouth i repeat again very soon you all will see the dead bodies of SRF/ splamn Traitors the same way u saw during Heglig WAR just watch Sudan TV + Al shouruq TV if u have Power in Jungle .. Menawe you ass start rotening haaaa haaaa haaaa SAF Oyeeee Oyeeee Oyeeee

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            • 22 May 2013 15:24, by South South

              I do not understand anything from your comment, but I like one thing " Oyeeee Oyeeee Oyeeee" SPLA slogan and this means Sudan is changing because of SPLA. Please continue saying that.

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          • 23 May 2013 09:05, by Northern Sudanese

            South monkey
            you sleep with your friends and brothers at night under a bed, yet you call us gay? you get shot in Heglig and fall on the ground on your friend and call us gay?
            go drink some urine , Hope you one day die of chemical gas hitting Juba, although i don’t like that to happen, it will happen according to my predictions :)

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    • 22 May 2013 13:27, by chol

      Muhammad Ali you are big lairs and terrorist,Why don’t you go and joints the fights already.stop your lies everyday.you are coward just likes Mujahideen the Devil soldiers.Death to Islam

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      • 22 May 2013 13:41, by Mohammed Ali 2

        Chol, islam will not die, cows does!

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        • 22 May 2013 14:22, by chol

          All Muslims will burn in hell one day as results of that lairs Muhammad.

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          • 22 May 2013 16:02, by Mohammed Ali 2

            Chol, and where do cowes go? Is it paradise!

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  • 22 May 2013 13:12, by Mayom County Boy

    what is the problem if sudan goverment want to use chemical weapon againt soth kordafan state Rebel .i does n.t see any side effect on that .why not they does n.t use something againt sudanese goverment .no matter you kill you will be killed by other people around you.

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  • 22 May 2013 14:33, by Awei-ngok

    This is good news to the rebels and their allies that the Sudanese gov’t under Bashir’s NCP is getting weaker and weaker on daily basis.Who cares if they use lethal weapons? Bashar Al-Asad has been using them since against the Arab Spring rebels in Syria but has not succeeded up to this date.They have been shouting since last week that they will soon retake Abu Kershola but nothing. NCP! go-go!

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    • 22 May 2013 15:06, by Oppressor

      Awei-ngok Another in ur dream "All options are open for dealing with the infidels and insects harmful to the nation and Sudanese citizens to respond to the attacks and acts Algchima of rape, steal and kill and burn Vaforeign on the law, the state and the authority of the Sudanese people to be held accountable immediately "

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      • 22 May 2013 16:53, by chol

        Oppressor you are lying again rebels don’t killed civilians as you claims here,But they are killing your terrorist forces and that’s a good news.Death to idiots Mujahideen

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      • 22 May 2013 20:50, by Deng II

        Open Mohammed asshole.
        "infidels and insects" you had been brainwash by devil Quran coming from boy molester and womanizer’s Mohammed de devil, your leader. In the coming near future, there will be no fake and terrorist religion in South Sudan. Keep calling African of Darfur, Nubba, Blue Nile, and so on, a insect. Believing in Islam, it’s like believing in, in craps coming from Human asshole.

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        • 22 May 2013 21:00, by Deng II

          If your Arab devil Gov’t use Chemical Weapons against, it will create more feud than ever before, Sudan with broke up one more time in to small pieces, in fact, it’s obvious you cannot rule by devil doer that use chemical Weapons. there will be no reconcile at all.

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          • 22 May 2013 22:48, by Mohammed Ali 2

            Deng "0" what would you expect me to say to a primitive, uncivilized vulgar who was brougt up in a filthy rotten family, where his father uses abusive profani against his mother & sisters on daily basis.It is not your mistake, this what you hear every day. You will use what you hear, You are beyound repair!You will remain like this so are sons & daughters; unfortunately!

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            • 23 May 2013 02:38, by Deng II

              Hey Son of fake God or devil Mohammed
              My family doesn’t practices a dirty culture of glory anus instead of pussy. Why don’t u ask Open Mohammed asshole and Basit why they keep calling us Insect? But you son of big asshole circumcision woman where cervical pussy and anus emery or mix, do not see open Mohammed asshole called us Insect?

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    • 22 May 2013 15:37, by Mohammed Ali 2

      Ngok, your ppl are dying of starvation & hunger and you claim Basheer is getting weaker? Your VP & party SG are threatening & rebelling against their president; and you telling us Basheer is getting weaker! Your SPLA thieves sold your oil before it is out the wells; and still Basher is weak!Funnyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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      • 22 May 2013 16:16, by Moc Nyickedenloi

        they fucked your mother and they are ready to fuck you and you are not worried about that? By the way where are you going to be when the Muslims loses the battle? Better create friendship now b,se we are about to flush you out of our land, the black man’s land. hahahah go a way son of cursed Isamil do you know that? yr Bashit is soon dying of cancer hahaha, where will these pigs go really.

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        • 22 May 2013 20:08, by Oppressor

          Moc Nyickedenloi ya so idiot worth nothing ... you know why we are o happy coz foolish scamp like u not any more counted as Sudanese but Insect. haaaa haaaa haaaa haaa u were the cancer which was holding our development process of being a great Nation ya baleed..

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          • 23 May 2013 01:05, by chol

            I can’t wait to hear that Al Bashit has die of cancer.The world number one terrorist who killed millions of people in Sudan through jihad.Osama Bin Laden killed thousands,So do mathematics,But they have one thing in common.They worship Satan and soon or later he will followed Osama to Hell.

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  • 23 May 2013 08:54, by Northern Sudanese

    Chemical weapons deadlier than missiles. we all know how saddam used chemical gas against the kurds in Halabja in 1988. these weapons can kill thousands in seconds. even those who would want to give up and raise the white flag would be too late to live..... If I was in a battle field then I would prefer to die by a bullet than chemical gas.

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  • 23 May 2013 09:00, by Northern Sudanese

    In halabja in 1988
    they said people died in a number of ways, suggesting a combination of toxic chemicals (some of the victims "just dropped dead" while others "died of laughing"; while still others took a few minutes to die, first "burning and blistering" or coughing up green vomit).
    I wouldn’t want these weapons to be used, shooting the enemy = pride but by gas = humiliation/bad feeling.......

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    • 23 May 2013 09:10, by Northern Sudanese

      However, chemical weapons can provide a sense of pride..... if we nerved those 3,000 insects that entered Heglig instead of shooting them, that would have saved us many lives.
      the death toll was
      1,200 SPLA insects died , 146 wounded , rest escaped
      for us , 53 died , 104 wounded and rest in top condition
      if we used chemical gas
      SPLA = 3,000 insects killed
      SUDAN = 0 killed + International anger

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