Home | News    Wednesday 11 February 2015

SPLM-N rebels claim responsibility for killing 4 government soldiers in Blue Nile


February 10, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) claimed that four government soldiers were killed in an ambush on the road linking Kurmuk to the capital of Blue Nile state, Ed-Damazin, on Monday.

JPEG - 37.2 kb
SPLA-N fighters stand in front of a grenade launcher captured from Sudan’s Armed Forces (SAF) near Gos village in the rebel-held territory of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan on 1 May 2012 (Photo: Reuters)

SPLM-N spokesperson, Arnu Ngutulu Lodi, said their forces inflicted another defeated against government forces active in the Blue Nile state within the Decisive Summer campaign which was launched by the government several months ago.

Lodi pointed the SPLM-N ambushed the government army in the area which lies between towns of Sita Kilo and Sali north of Kurmuk along the road linking Kurmuk to Damazin.

In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune Lodi emphasised that four government soldiers were killed in the ambush including Emir (commander) of the Mujahideen (holy fighters) by the name of Bakri Hussein.

He said their forces also destroyed three military vehicles and seized another one in a good condition besides 10 Kalashnikov rifles, one Dushka (12.7 mm) cannon and one PKM machine gun.

Lodi pointed the SPLM-N patrol force clashed with government forces in Angasana Hills in two battles, saying that four government troops were killed in the battles and five others taken hostages including an army officer.

The statement also mentioned that SPLM-N seized five Land Cruiser vehicles and destroyed three others besides seizing four Kalashnikov rifles in a good condition.

Lado further said the government army is fighting a losing war like the wars which it continued to fight since the 1989 coup d’état which brought president Omer al-Bashir to power.

Sudanese army spokesperson was not available for comment.

Since 2011 the SPLM-N have fought the Sudanese army and their aligned militias in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

Three staff of the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) were killed on Sunday in an attack in Blue Nile state where the Sudanese army is battling the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) since 2011.

The attack happened as the staff were returning from the town of Kurmuk after distributing humanitarian aid to the needy in the area.


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

The political calculations of Sudan’s military regime 2019-04-22 20:37:26 How Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was overthrown and what happens next in Sudan By Ahmed H Adam* On April 11, after 30 years in power, the longstanding dictator, General Omar al-Bashir, was (...)

Will the military or the people lead Sudan? 2019-04-22 16:25:04 Support by regional and international partners will be critical to address the economic crisis, as well as the reformation of government institutions, ministries and security agencies By Ahmed (...)

Will uprising in Sudan provide a new political dispensation? 2019-04-20 06:25:31 By Luka Kuol* The recent wave of uprising in some African countries shows the new means of contesting the African rulers who stayed in power for so long and are hardly to be unseated through the (...)


Latest Press Releases

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 (...)

Joseph Malwal Dong joined the SPLM/A -IO 2019-04-02 08:35:02 SPLM/A (IO) Press Release 1/4/2019 On Hon. Joseph Malwal Dong Joined the SPLM/A (IO) The leadership of the SPLM/A (IO) would like to seize this precious opportunity to announce to members and (...)

Sudan Protests: Investigate the custodial death of three University students 2019-03-13 12:53:14 The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) Sudan Protests: Urgent call for investigations into the custodial death of three University students and alleged torture of detainees by (...)


Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.