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Two rebel groups clash with Sudanese army in North Darfur

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September 6, 2008 (LONDON) — Two rebel groups said today they clashed with the Sudanese army and its militias in northern Darfur. They also said inflicting heavy causalities.

The Sudan Liberation Movement –Unity Command and the United Resistance Front (URF) destroyed 23 military vehicles and killed 93 horses and camels carrying ammunition belonging to the janjaweed militias following an attack on the rebel positions between Disa and Bir Maza, in northern Darfur today.

Mahgoub Hussein, the SLM-Unity spokesperson further added in a statement to Sudan Tribune that the joint rebel force captured 12 army officers and 18 soldiers.

Hussein condemned the attack adding that today’s attack constitutes a clear violation to the ceasefire agreements. "Thus, we suspend all the ceasefire agreements" the rebel official added.

Last week, the SLM-Unity welcomed a call by the head of the joint peacekeeping mission to "cease hostilities" during the holy Ramadan and committed its self to observe it.

The SLM-Unity and URF, a breakaway faction from the Justice and Equality Movement of Khalil Ibrahim, signed an agreement last June committing themselves to form a single movement.

Commanders from the SLM led by Abdel-Wahid Al-Nur also said they had been attacked by the Sudanese army today in Disa, northern and eastern Jebel Marra in West Darfur state. Nur also spoke about an attack in the remote area of Jebel Midoub in North Darfur.

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  • 8 September 2008 02:29, by Henry Makuei

    Brvo. SLM and URF, that attack was another way of destroying Darfur by the government who denied the attack today. don’t sleep during aramadhan be awake because the government will use that chance to destroy your movement. Khatoum government accused Darfur JEM rebels for terrorism during the attack on Khartoum what about this attack? anyway defence your yourself. I congratulate the rebel groups for the brave fight but I wanted to advice them not kill the captured Sudan officers but to keep them as the prisoners of war like what SPLA did during the war. although Khartoum killed your captured soldiers don’t pay back for the sack of political health.

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