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SAF bombing raids on Unity State kills civilians - Juba


By Bonifacio Taban Kuich

April 14, 2012 (BENTIU) – Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) jets bombed Rubkotna bridge in Unity State on Saturday killing four civilians, injuring four, and killing one soldier according to Mac Paul, deputy director of South Sudan’s military intelligence.

South Sudan’s minister of information and broadcasting, Barnaba Marial also said that a SAF Mig 29 bombed Bentiu, the capital of Unity State, on Saturday, killing five people and wounding six.

Man injured during alleged bombing raid on Unity state, April 14, 2012 (ST)

Paul said SAF intended to cut a supply route to the South Sudan army, (SPLA) which is currently involved in conflict with SAF in the most serious deterioration of relations between Juba and Khartoum since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement which ended the Sudanese civil war in 2005.

On Friday the SPLA announced it had repulsed an attack on the disputed town of Heglig in an attempt by SAF to retake it. Juba claimed to have seized control of Heglig 9 April in response to a SAF attack on Unity State.

However, late on Saturday SAF’s spokesperson, Khaled Al-Sawarmi, claimed their army was within “few kilometers from Heglig town and oilfield".

Paul also alleged that an Anatov jet, as used by SAF, was seen above South Sudan’s capital, Juba, at 11.00pm on Friday.

“Sudan has continued with its aggression against the republic of South Sudan. Today, its air force unleashed its deadly arsenal against the innocent people of the republic of South Sudan," Marial, told journalists on Saturday.

He also claimed a SAF Anatov bombed Abiemnom County, Unity State and Ajakkuac, Warrap State at 1.30pm. The number of casualties is not yet known.

He urged the UN and AU to stop Khartoum’s "senseless killing of ordinary civilians” in South Sudan, explaining that South Sudan will be lodging a formal complaint with the UN.

Tree hit by bomb 30m from Rubkotna bridge, April 14,2012 (ST)

Antipas Nyok, secretary for political affairs in South Sudan’s ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement said on Saturday that they were “never interested in returning the two countries to war”. He claimed that their counterpart in Khartoum, the National Congress Party, was warmongering in order to control its own domestic politics and retain the seat of power.

Nyok said Khartoum had misinterpreted Juba’s response to their invasion of the disputed Abyei area in 2011 as a sign of weakness. He described it as a indicative of Juba’s wish to resolve the issue without conflict.

He also claimed “Panthou [Heglig] has never been part of Sudan".

"It was made to be a contested area by the successive regime in Sudan which was first started by the late former president Jaffar Nimery. It was Nimery who had first wanted to annex resources rich areas in the south to the north. That was why he named the Western Upper Nile province as Unity State. This was after discovery of the oil in the area. He wanted to unite the resources and land where these resources are extricated not people”, Nyok explained.

He added that the Permanent Court of Arbitration 2009 ruling on border demarcation, which placed Heglig outside of Abyei, concentrated on areas under the chieftancy of the nine Dinka Ngok and that it did not demarcate the North-South border.


Al Jazeera English | Sudan army advances on disputed oil town | 13 April 2012

The Sudanese army says it is advancing on the town of Heglig, days after the South Sudanese army captured it.

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  • 15 April 2012 06:36, by Chuangah

    Jalabi fuck your ass!, You can’t achieved victory on air bombing, You are terrorizing South Sudanese Citizen, that doesn’t show ur millitary capabillities, You are so so weak millitary background, You can not be differentiated with women, both of u alike woman urinate sortes down and yu too urinate sitted thats déterminés your weaknesses You will never show your manhood against mighty SPLA faceto

    • 15 April 2012 07:11, by lick my ass

      it is impossible to bomb Juba because there are more than foriegn 80 embasses and consulates in it

  • 15 April 2012 07:12, by Abraham


    72 hours has gone and your government is not yet in Heglig! Continue your aerial war against civilians and we will teach you nasty lessons on the grounds. No doubts the war has becomes the war between mentally Arabised Sudanese and the true African tribes of South Kordufan, Blue Nile, the Darfur and people of South Sudan. No matter how long the war will take, Khartoum will be a loser.

    • 15 April 2012 07:52, by Northern Sudanese


      They are in Heglig now......they are in the area and fighting very close to the city.......btw sorry if we are late.......we apologise we should have been there earlier.......lol, hhahhahaa

      • 15 April 2012 08:15, by Abraham

        Huhahaha...you’re being fool by your army, just to mobilise and recruit more fighters. Why did you evacuate Heglig in the first place when it’s Heglig where your bread is buttered. The war was tough. It is going to be tough again. Beshire has ordered your generals tofight to death. Surely,
        your general will die before you take back Heglig.

        • 15 April 2012 08:22, by Northern Sudanese


          we evacuated because when you entered Heglig, you came with 3,000 fighters, on that time there were less than 200 SAF fighters in Heglig so they had to retreat......

          these sort of things happen everywhere, you retreat when you face a large number.....you need to retreat,get ready,then return and Fight back......

          • 15 April 2012 08:46, by Akuma

            These are sounds of defeats, your govt is slaughtering the sacred and peace loving soldiers starting yesterday and even today in El Obeid town. If you did not get that information you better hide since they are hunting down those black arabs in most parts of Sudan. I am afraid Sudan revolutionary soldiers will take power from Bashir very soon

          • 15 April 2012 10:08, by Smith

            your spokesman is indiscriminately lying to you guys.....SAF is defeated as we speak........

          • 15 April 2012 19:41, by zulu

            SPLA killed over 250 Muhjahideen on Saturday. Eljezira released pictures of captured POWs under the SPLA. It also showed spla living now in Panthou. more pictures will bT released shortly.
            By hovering over Juba, this is not a deterence nor a threat. but, it is easier to destroy khartoum in seconds. Longrange computerized arsenal will be used if you remember Kaya and Yei.

  • 15 April 2012 09:43, by Northern Sudanese

    lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies do you southerners have anything else other than lies? yesterday Deng put a picture of a falling mig in Benghazi and he said that mig fell in Heglig XD......now someone says slaughtering soldiers in Al-Obeid????WTF???wher do you get fantasy from???

  • 15 April 2012 15:19, by Alfredo christiani

    Sudan Armed Forces have withdrew from Abyei this morning, although not in full. This is a two-folded strategy. This is blinkfold International Community & western world that they have accepted to leave or that South Sudan should do the same in Panthou (renamed Heglig by Nimery).
    I forewarn our bravest SPLA that Abyei withdrawal means fighting you in other fronts & Heglig in particular.Watch out.

  • 16 April 2012 05:30, by E. Defense Forces
  • 21 March 2013 05:03, by alfiec

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