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Sudan: Worsening situation in South Kordofan as rebels claim they have attacked Dilling


March 5, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The security and humanitarian situation in Sudan’s war battered state of South Kordofan has worsened, sources say, as rebel fighters claim they attacked a major town on Monday.

Rebel fighter in South Kordofan (AFP/GETTY)

Sudan’s border state has been the scene of a flaring conflicts between government forces and rebels of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) since June last year. The fighting spread to Blue Nile state in September.

Reliable sources told Sudan Tribune on Monday that the state was undergoing an increasingly complex situation in terms of security and humanitarian conditions.

According to them, sounds of gunfire and shelling could be heard even in the vicinity of the state’s capital Kadugli which is under the control of the Sudanese army (SAF).

Sudan has barred international aid groups from operating in South Kordofan and Blue Nile despite mounting international concern over possible famine in rebel controlled areas. Khartoum said this month that a survey conducted in South Kordofan had concluded that the humanitarian situation was ’normal’.

Meanwhile, the SPLM-N’s official spokesman Arnu Loddi said in an e-mailed statement to Sudan Tribune on Monday that their forces launched an attack inside Al-Dilling town, north of Kadugli and 130 km south of Al-Obayid, the capital of neighbouring North Kordofan.

Loddi said that their assault had destroyed an army camp near the Dilling University and inflicted heavy losses of life and equipment for the SAF forces.

According to Loddi, their forces killed 15 SAF soldiers and seized a large amount of arms, while they only suffered one death and six injured.

Military claims in South Kordofan are difficult to verify independently as media presence in the area is restricted.

In a related context, the governor of South Kordofan Ahmad Haroun dissolved his cabinet and announced that a new one will be made public in the coming hours, as reported by Sudan’s official news agency SUNA on Monday.

Haroun pointed out that the new cabinet would include representatives of 11 political parties.

South Kordofan’s conflict erupted after Haroun, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes allegedly committed in the western region of Darfur, was announced to be the winner of the state’s gubernatorial elections against his former deputy and SPLM-N leader in the state Abdel Aziz al-Hilu.

Sudan’s President Omer Al-Bashir vowed this week to end the rebellion in South Kordofan and overrun the SPLM-N stronghold in Kauda town.

According to the United Nations more than 417,000 people have been displaced since the conflict in South Kordofan erupted.


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  • 6 March 2012 09:35, by Ngundeng jr

    The rebels are getting stronger and bolder by the day soon omar al bashir will be an after thought. I felt sorry for bashir when he started dancing in military uniform this weekend. Desparation.

    • 6 March 2012 09:52, by omoni jr.

      Bravo Rebels ,
      NCP days are almost coming to an end.

      • 6 March 2012 10:21, by Land-of-Cush


        You reveal your name as Omoni.jr and Ndunden.jr man; dinka wiil look at you as their enemy.

        • 6 March 2012 10:32, by omoni jr.

          Land of Cush,

          If you have nothing to tell me,please,back up,my name is Omoni Jr.Not Ngundeng jr.There is no day i can name myself that name,fist of all ,i dont know the meaning of Ngundeng.
          Please ,stop attacking me for nothing.

          • 6 March 2012 11:33, by Land-of-Cush


            Take it easy, I don’t means to attack you sorry for that.

  • 6 March 2012 09:54, by alhaz

    I am indeed happy for the news,this is the high chance to teache idiot al-bashir a lession and u need to prove to al-bashir u are capable of topling him.
    where are his useless mushajdin soldiers that he was proud of to distroy SRF and south sudan. sameon u al-bashir with ur cabinet.u better surrender to the heque other than being captured and killed like Gadafi.

    • 6 March 2012 10:01, by RUMBEK ONE

      Go on with the battle SRF, Arabs are so treacherous in all their makings. Let them use oil-bought guns but still the creator of that oil MUST bark at them very soon or later.

  • 6 March 2012 10:14, by aguach arab

    the gov,t of Bashir should allow humanitarian aid if at all he love the pples n not the land of Nuba Mts n Blue Nile.this is a clear indication that Khartoum want to conquer the indigenous africans from their land n be occupied by bastard mujadeens(arabs).The USA,The UN n rest of the west should intervene in time to stop these Devils.juba should cease talk with khartoum.leave them alone.

    • 6 March 2012 16:11, by viper

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha Man you have got a very funny name. Your name indicates that you are a NATIONALIST, unlike those who are using tribal NAMES on the web. You are a true son of the NATION of South Sudan

  • 6 March 2012 10:18, by Chok Deng

    No more talk,Bashir should pick up a gun and meet them otherwise SRF will pray in Khartoum very soon not Bashir to pray in Kauda.From there they will handed him to ICC in Hague to be hang and put him into HELL.

  • 6 March 2012 16:14, by Ker.

    I wish Bashir shud opt this opportunity to hang himself before being caught red-handed like his uncle Gaddafi. let me tell you no matter what, this bullshit called Bashir will never go unpunished whether here on earth or hell which i think is the right place for Bashir and his associates like Mr. Jalaba

    Go ahead SRF

  • 6 March 2012 18:02, by Ya Habibee

    South Sudanese cannot even change their diapers,let alone changing the government in Khartoum.South Sudanese are cannibals.They eat human flesh.They say arab flesh is not sweet.

    • 6 March 2012 23:43, by Elijah B. Elkan

      Mr. Ya Habibee,

      Dude, inbreeding in Khartoum is taking it’s toll, and it is creating too many idiots who broke up the country. Please stay with article, and don’t try to look too stupid. Your comments makes zero senses to the readers. Ignorance is a given in north Sudan. Bashir is the most wanted criminal in the world dead or a live.... he must hang went he is found.

  • 7 March 2012 06:47, by Madina Tonj

    Jalaby adding cartons will not help Khartoum regime

    I think it is clear when Omar al Bashir is seeking some women to joins Military training because the real SAF seem to me that, they against another war which is right. Source had said that, the generals in the SAF are imoral and I think some of these 700 officers would soon join rebels against indictment regime. solution regime change

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