Home | News    Friday 5 June 2020

Sudanese army retakes rebel position in western Jabel Marra: Central Darfur governor

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Sudanese soldiers collect weapons voluntarily surrendered by residents in South Darfur State, Sudan, on Sept. 23, 2017 (Xinhua photo)
June 5, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese army recaptured a position in western Jabal Marra area held by the Sudan Liberation Movement - Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW) and a militia group led by the notorious tribal leader Musa Hilal said the Central Darfur Governor on Friday.

On Tuesday 2 June, the Sudanese army said the SLM-AW and the Revolutionary Awakening Council (RAC) attacked its position in the area and accused them of breaching a cessation of hostilities.

In a press statement released on Friday, Governor Suleiman al-Amin Mussad confirmed that the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) control Kartum area in western Jebel Marra after the brutal attack by the two armed groups.

"The armed forces were able to recover the areas that had been attacked by the movements in a short time, with a qualitative operation in which the aggressors suffered heavy losses of life and equipment," Mussad said.

The SLM-AW is not part of the peace talks in Juba, while the group of Musa Hilal is struggling to free its leader who is in jail since now two years ago.

This is the first time the government speaks about the presence of RAC fighters who are from North Darfur in Jebel Marra. Hilal followers say he is arrested by Mohamed Hamdan Daglo "Hemetti" his former aid, current RSF leader and also the deputy chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council.

However, SLM-AW spokesman Mohamed Abdel Rahman al-Nayer dismissed the statement of Central Darfur governor saying there were no clashes between the two sides since the first of June.

"The army’s statement about recovering areas is only an attempt to boost the morale of its soldiers after the losses incurred in the ranks of the assailant forces from the Sudanese army," said al-Nayer.

The SLM-AW exiled leader had pledged to launch an initiative for a comprehensive peace inside Sudan, but he postponed it until the end of the coronavirus crisis.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


In memory of Kerbino Wol 2020-06-29 08:17:47 By Robert Portada On 5 June 2020, Kerbino Wol announced that he was standing in solidarity with fellow citizens deep in the sacred land of South Sudan and launching the official manifesto of the (...)

Sudan: Dynamics of change and resistance of political parties to change  2020-06-26 19:15:55 By: Hussein Arko Menawi When we look at the political timeline in Sudan it gives us strong evidence, how the political future in Sudan is critical, bleak and confusing. It is also a good (...)

Sudan’s legitimate request for UN assistance. Who the opponents are and what their ulterior motives? (3-3) 2020-06-26 12:08:29 By: Trayo A. Al Ali Trayo Keep the focus on: Regardless of any inadvertent diversion punctuates the course of this discussion, it is extremely important for the reader to strickly keep the focus (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2020 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.