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Chad- Sudan armies prepare to launch military operation in Darfur - rebels

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September 8, 2011 (KHARTOUM) — The rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) accused today the Chadian army of preparing to launch a join military operation on its positions in Darfur region with the Sudanese army.

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Soldiers of the Chadian national army patrol a street in front of the Presidential Palace in N’Djamena. (file/AFP)

JEM spokesperson Gibreel Adam Bilal, claimed that Chadian leadership mobilised four fighter-bomber jets and one hundred armored vehicles to attack their positions inside the Sudanese territory.

"The Chadian forces are ordered to implement their mission to a depth of two hundred miles insides the Sudanese territory ," said the rebel spokesperson.

Following the fall of the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, different reports say that JEM leader Khalil Ibrahim has successfully left the Libyan territory. However, there is no information on his whereabouts.

Gaddafi who hosted Khalil for more than a year in Tripoli after Chad’s refusal to allow his entry, gave him all what he needs and asked him to wage war on Bashir’s regime, said the Chadian opposition Tchad Actuel website.

The Sudanese government supported actively the opposition Libyan Transitional National Council (TNC) in its war against Gaddafi’s regime. But Chad was favourable to Tripoli regime. However the two capital are hostile to JEM leader.

The Agence France Presse Arabic service released a wire on Wednesday saying that Chadian and Sudanese troops are on red alert after reports that vehicles of Darfur rebels coming from Libya crossed to Sudan from the Chadian border.

A Chadian military source told the new agency that JEM rebels crossed with over one hundred vehicles to Darfur from a joint border position between Chad, Libya and Sudan.

Spokesperson of the Sudan Armed Forces, Khaled Alsoarmi, told the official SUNA on Thursday that the army monitor closely the border and troops are put in a state of readiness to deal with any developments in the region.

JEM urged the Chadian president to review his position and to dedicate his efforts for a peaceful and negotiated solution instead of contributing to the exiting conflict in Darfur region.

Deby had played a vital role in the conclusion of a framework deal between Sudanese government and JEM in February 2010 after the normalization of bilateral relations with Khartoum but he was enraged by the withdrawal of the rebel group from Doha talks in May 2010.

JEM refused to sign a peace agreement with the government in July 2011 and asked to open a framework peace document for negotiation but Khartoum rejected the demand and gave the rebel three months to sign the Doha Darfur Peace Document.

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  • 9 September 2011 09:45, by Bush

    I think the Chadian President is married to Al-Beshir few yeas ago. Those are one of the countries that South Sudan should not have a diplomatic ties with.

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  • 9 September 2011 11:38, by Martin Muong

    Darfurians God is great as you always said in Islamic Lingo "Allah wakbar"
    Iddris Deby and Omar Albashir are couple of idiot. Let’s keep our eyes to the ground to find out how they are going to crackdown the JEM. Bravo! Justice and equality movement, you have already scared the so-called National Congress Party. The NCP associated itself with Chadians in order to scared you away. Just keep resisting, you are about to meet your demands. Truly Africans are always known for their endurance and bravery. The reason why NCP associated with Chad implies that it is not able to win war against you.

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  • 9 September 2011 13:48, by eye-of-an-eye

    Attention Goverment of Chad!

    I would like to inform the President of Chad that once it happen as the paper indicated it will contribute hatred toward your goverment and it will cause recurrying insecurity between you and the neibouring countries though not Sudan. the fall of regime(Bashir) is in two day coming, who will cooperate with you next is those rebel from Darfur, South Kordufan, Blue Nile and elswhere in Sudan that you want to casue hatred with, you must to be carefull with decission don’t let Pres. Bashir put you into trouble

    Note. Darfur rebels are there to secure Sudanese for inslavary in their country not in Chad of in your goverment, we are looking for better Sudan of peace love and Unity.

    All we have seen in Sudan has no room in our hearts to entertain. never and ever try to put any step otherwise you will invite alot of problems to your goverment.

    Respect the better future for others as those others respected yours before and tomorow.

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  • 10 September 2011 20:53, by Chadian Observer

    It has by now become clear that Darfuris are either unable, or unwilling to unite as a single force.

    We Chadians are unwilling to let this tribal impass continue; regional instability is not in our interest.

    Darfuris are impossible. We sent our top diplomats and spent too much money trying to unite this leader in Paris with that one in Zalingei...their divisions; Fur, Zaghawa, Birgid, Abbaala...have no place in the 21st century. We are past the nation state while they resist union due to tribe in this age of the internet. It is time we focus on the Chad-Sudan railway which will facilitate trade with the world inshaAllah. Long live Chad-Sudan ties! Long live Borgho, long live Sennar!

    To peace! To Co-operation!

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    • 12 September 2011 08:10, by silk Kottora

      To " Chadian Observer’

      Let us be frank and sincere when we speak. Chad never worked for the unity of the Darfuri factions. Chad worked to serve the regime in khartoum. The relationship between Debi and Al-bashir is a one sided "love affair". On the one side Debi always has been sincere in his cooperation with Al-Bashir, on the other side, the latter kept working to remove Debi from power.

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