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Sudanese army attack three rebel positions in Jebel Marra

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February 10, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — Sudanese troops and armed militia attacked today the position of the rebel Sudan Liberation Army led by Abdel Wahid Al Nur in Jebel Marra, a rebel official said on Wednesday.

The attack comes one month after the SLA-AW rebels took the control of Gulu, the capital of the mountainous area, from the army on January 13. It also highlights the growing violence in the Jebel where the fighting between the government army and the rebels resumed since last summer.

"Since this morning Sudanese army and Janjaweed militiamen attacked three of our positions in Kadmir, Lidy and Fugly in the southern east of Jebel Marra," said Ibrahim El-Hilu, a SLM spokesperson.

He said the fighting continued all the day till the evening, stressing that warplanes and helicopters also participated in the fighting. "the troops arrived from Nyala and Malam," he added.

Aid workers in the area confirmed the attack to Sudan Tribune.

However Ibrahim was unable to provide details about the causalities of today’s clashes saying it displaced thousands from their homes.

The humanitarian situation in the area has been recently described as grave by many humanitarian groups.

UNAMID and some aid groups agreed yesterday on a plan to provide humanitarian assistance to the newly-displaced persons in Nertiti, 65 kilometres west of Zalingei in West Darfur, another part of the mountainous area.

The hybrid peacekeeping explained the increase of IDPs by inter-factional fighting that erupted in Jebel Marra last January.

(ST)

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  • 11 February 2010 11:17, by Wende Yongaptheeth

    Nubians who are totally arabized and islamizied attactting thier poeple inthe name of of islam::

    • 11 February 2010 11:24, by Wende Yongaptheeth

      stop attacking oksy?

  • 11 February 2010 19:06, by telfajbago

    The Government of Khartoum is currently carrying out wide attacks in Darfur,besides the attacks on the IDPs in their camps as a retaliation of the failure of the Doha talks.But we are asking is this what Gration called stability in Darfur.I sometime go far,asking my self in whether an envoy like Gration was made from the same klay human being was made,how comes he is fouling the U.S policy makers that things are fine.



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