Home | News    Monday 14 July 2003

Rebels launch fresh attacks in west Sudan

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Jul 14, 2003 (AP) — Armed rebels launched fresh attacks on a small town in western Sudan Monday, two days after 30 of their fighters were killed by government soldiers in the same area, the Sudanese army said.

The little known Sudan Liberation Army, which operates in western Sudan’s Darfur region, has been launching attacks in Tinah, about 560 miles (900 kilometers) west of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum.

No casualty details were immediately available from Monday’s clashes, but government officials said Saturday’s fighting killed 30 rebels and an undisclosed number of government troops. Twelve rebels were also arrested.

Sudan’s official news agency quoted Sudanese army officials as saying "a group of thieves and robbers" attacked residents and property in Tinah, but troops repelled and "inflicted great losses" on the rebels.

There were no further details.

Darfur is a multiethnic region on the border with Chad with some 80 tribes and ethnic groups divided between nomads of Arab origin and farmers of African origin.

The region has witnessed cycles of drought and desert creep since the late 1980s, which has shrunk its vast grazing areas and spurred friction among nomads and farmers.

Sudan is wracked by civil conflicts in other parts of the country, particularly the south where government forces have been clashing with rebels since 1983. That conflict has left more than 2 million people dead through fighting and related famine.

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.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Another electoral farce Sudanese should expect in 2020 2018-06-18 02:08:16 Sudanese Elections Scheduled for 2020 will be Fraught with Dangers andCounterfeiting like its predecessors By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The National Congress Party (NCP) regime’s Elections Scheduled (...)

Salva Kiir’s kingdom of doom 2018-06-16 12:31:50 By Duop Chak Wuol Empires come and go, regardless of whether they are good or bad. One of the chief measures employed by historians is an investigatory examination into the legacies the empires (...)

Darfur remains at crossroads as Bashir takes it protective cover from ICC 2018-06-12 14:19:46 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman This article comes against the backdrop of the statement attributed to Sudan's ruling regime as saying that it is the “Time for UNAMID to leave Darfur” (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)

Abyei celebrates Mine Awareness Day 2018-04-05 08:52:03 4 April 2018 | Abyei - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.