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SPLM-N says it repulsed SAF attacks in S. Kordofan, Blue Nile


January 11, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Rebels from the Sudan People Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) announced on Sunday that its forces were able to repel attacks by the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) on several fronts in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states over the past 72 hours.

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SPLM-N fighters hold up their rifles near Jebel Kwo village in the rebel-held territory of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan on 2 May 2012 (Photo: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

SPLM-N spokesperson Arnu Ngutulu Lodi in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune said that SPLA forces were able to repel a large SAF column in the Nuba Mountains in Dalouka 8 kilometers south of South Kordofan capital of Kadugli on Friday and 18 kilometers northeast of Teludi on Saturday and al-Qnezih 15 kilometers north of Um-Sirdiba on Sunday.

The rebel movement said it also repulsed on Saturday another attack In the Blue Nile state in the town of Medem Khor Damar in Bao district which lies 30 kilometers south of Damazin province.

The spokesperson stressed that they achieved victory in all these battles and managed to repel government troops.

In the battle of Dalouka the statement said they killed 13 government soldiers including an officer by the name Major Jamal Hamid while the SPLM-N lost two dead and two injured.

The escalation of military operations between the two sides comes in conjunction with the African Union’s mediation’s announcement of suspension of the ninth round of talks between the Sudanese government and the SPLM-N on the Two Areas in Addis Ababa last month.

South Kordofan and neighbouring Blue Nile state have been the scene of violent conflict between the SPLM-N and SAF since 2011.


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  • 12 January 2015 08:26, by ForAll

    I kindly and respectfully ask the GOS, SPLM-N,SAF and Sudanese communities to sit around the round table and become OPEN-MINDED human beings who strongly believe in ALLAH.

    Let’s become one united BIG FAMILY.

    repondre message

  • 12 January 2015 08:46, by Kalo

    ForAll,NCP only understand the language of guns,one thing that jalaby should know clearly,when their grandfathers tried to come Sudan by force,kingdom of Nubia fought them for 600years and they failed, finally the entry by way of trading and intermarriage so you will not defeated Nuba/SPLM-N by force unless peace talk,bravo struggle continue,victor is certain.
    Son of Nuba.

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  • 12 January 2015 08:55, by Kalo

    Bravo!! Arnu didn’t give details, dozen vehicles seized and tanks including T 72 tanks for the first time to be captured by SPAM-N, Himiti,Abdurahim and Mohammed Atta should not think Nuba mountains is like Fanga east Jebel Mara,final, all their militants will go to eternal hell in the graves of nuba land,expect no one of your troops will go back.
    Alatu Contiua.
    Son of Nuba

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  • 12 January 2015 09:43, by ForAll

    Yes brother Kalo
    Nubians are the original Sudanese citizens like red Indians of USA.

    I have full respect for them and many of my relatives married from them.

    We are the TRUE sons and daughters of Adam & Eve.

    Let’s be true AFRICANS and SUDANESE who strongly believe in unity and PEACE.
    Nuba Mountains is our land and we are brothers.

    repondre message

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