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32 people, including high ranking Sudanese officials, killed in S. Kordofan plane crash


August 19, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — 32 people, including a minister, two state ministers, a politician and military officials were killed when their Russian plane crashed in Talodi, South Kordofan’s third-largest town, on Sunday.

Sudanese president Omer Al-Bashir (2th from the left) receives condolences upon the death of 26 government officials and politician in Talodi, South Kordofan, after the crash of their plane on 19 August 2012 (SUNA)

Several high ranking delegations were dispatched to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr festival with Sudanese troops in the two troubled states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan where the army fight against a rebellion led by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N).

Among the officials killed in the crash there was Ghazi Al-Sadiq, minister of religious affairs, Mahjoub Abdel-Rahim Toutou, state-minister for youth and sports, and Eissa Daif-Allah, state-minister for tourism.

The leader of the Justice Party, Makki Ali Blayel, was also numbered among the dead, he recently supported the government in its war against the SPLM-N rebels.

The list of the victims released by SUNA (the official national news agency) includes several military personnel, among them: Salah Ismail, a major general of the Sudanese Air Force; Ahmed Musa Ahmed, a police major general; Ahmed Al-Tayeb Abou Groon, an influent major general from the National Intelligence and Security Services; and Luqman Omer, a second commander of the Popular Defence Forces.

The Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority issued a statement saying the crashed plane was an Antonov AN-26 belonging to Alfa Aviation, a Sudanese private operator.

The plane exploded in the mountains surrounding Talodi airport when it was landing, the statement further said.

Sudanese officials denied that the plane crashed because of military activities.

The plane went down in the mountains because of bad weather said Ahmed Balal Osman, culture and information minister as the rainy season there continues till the end of September.

SPLM-N spokesperson Arnu Ngutulu Lodi told the AFP they had no relation with the incident pointing out, "It is a government area."

The SPLM-N and its allied rebel groups attempted several times to take control of Talodi, which near the common border with the South Sudan but the government army repelled their attacks.

Another delegation, led by Sudanese presidential assistant Abdel-Rahman Sadiq Al-Mahdi, was in Kadugli, South Kordofan state’s capital; where he performed Eid Al-Fitr prayer and visited the 14th Infantry Division of the Sudanese army.

In a speech he made at Kadugli mosque and attended by local leaders, Al-Mahdi said that the government would not sign any agreement with the SPLM-N rebels without consulting them.

Minister Ahmed Balal, led another delegation to the Blue Nile state, where he visited the Sudanese troops in Kurmuk, near the Ethiopian border.

In Khartoum President Omer Al-Bashir appeared affected by the loss of his minister and other officials. Minister Ghazi Al-Sadiq was in Saudi Arabia with him to attend a meeting of Islamic Cooperation Organisation before flying to Talodi.

Flanked by his deputies, Ali Osman Taha and Al-Haj Adam Youssef, he received condolences from government officials, political leaders, members of parliaments, diplomatic corps and civil society groups.

Speaking on the occasion, Bashir reiterated his government’s commitment "to move forward on the path of martyrs" to achieve peace and stability throughout the country.

The Sudanese government accepted an initiative to deliver humanitarian assistance to the affected civilians in the rebel held areas. Khartoum and SPLM-N also signed an agreement committing themselves to cooperate with UN agencies and the African and Arab observers.

The two parties are expected to resume political talks next week.


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  • 20 August 2012 01:45, by Dinkawarrior

    It’s God Declaration of of Punishment to Muslim extremists who supported the murdering of people in the name of Allah in order for them to go to Heaven. You cann’t go to Heaven but to Hell if you kill innocent people.
    No different between Muslim and Satan, they’re all the same!

    • 20 August 2012 01:57, by youngboy

      my condolences to families on behalf of the peoples of the south sudan, my god rest them in peace ,you my friend you should talk like human being ,dont judge them,

      • 20 August 2012 02:44, by Dinkawarrior

        TWO DAYS after August 17, 2012 of Upper Nile agricultural project attacked, two civilians lives, several others wounded, and one SPLA hero!
        Oh God Almighty! Your always on our sides,please bless our people who there on the ways to. May you raise there their souls in Peace!

    • 20 August 2012 02:48, by Observer

      Dinka Warrior,
      If people from North Sudan were to say things like you are saying above, if something like this happened in South Sudan, you would be the first to be on here accusing them of having no soul, heart etc.
      Yet here you are acting like the Sudanese that you despise so much- you are being no different that them.
      Condolences to the families of those who died.

      • 20 August 2012 03:48, by Aaban

        They where corrected by God and there is nothing anybody show heart here because those dead are heartless murderer, death to them in hell, killing our people for their keeping power is not convene God to get rid of them, more death to coward ja’lain gang,

      • 20 August 2012 04:00, by Dinkawarrior

        Oh God Almighty! Your a Judge of everything and our leaders specially Dr. John Garang who had been claimed as he die through helicopter Crashed had witness the gloomy days in our people lives. The lost of our civilians lives two day ago is in your hands, may you raise their souls in Peace!
        My Condolences to their families too!!!

      • 20 August 2012 10:25, by mohammed ali

        Observer, " you are here acting like Sudanese......you are being no different than them" certainly there is a huge difference; by & large Sudanese never act this way.
        Your words reveal you non-Sudanese identity! You can’t say that he is acting like " us" as "we " Sudanese have soul or hearts. We Sudanese never act like this!

        • 20 August 2012 12:45, by South South

          Allahu Akbar! May Allah burn these evil spirits in jahanam.
          They were going to Nuba Mountains to kill innnocent people, but Allah is great, he took them first before they kill poor people of Nuba Mountains. Let’s celebrate EID and I wish the best to good Muslims only. Not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorsits are Musims so far.

        • 20 August 2012 14:30, by mohamed mahgoub

          Mohamed Ali remember when Alzoubier moha salih killed many people were so happy esp. the families of the 28 officer who were murdered in a cool blood in this same month of Ramadan simply becz they felt relieve of their grievences,I from nuba M. Whenever I hear a news of plane crash or any one of those criminals killed

          • 20 August 2012 14:43, by mohamed mahgoub

            Con.I feel overwhelming joy of victory same u did when khalil killed and keeping hoping that Agar& Alhilu be killed ,why u didn’t think about this soul or this sudanese values ur NCP bombed the innocent women & chilern and destroyed many lives in SK & BN is that what Islam teaches u

    • 20 August 2012 10:19, by mohammed ali

      What a morbid hatred! I think satan is far better than you.It is certainly Gods will and it is the end of life.May they have a better life with ALLAH. God had never given you permission to speak in his name.
      You better check your aweful mentality!

      • 20 August 2012 11:45, by Johnpop5

        to Mohamed Ali,
        hahaha,nobody like the death apart from Arabs.is Bashir Mistake,who like assasination.let Bashir explain what he does to Nubian civilians.hahaha.otherwise Joy to South Kordofan.

    • 20 August 2012 12:11, by Kodi Wilson

      Yes , you are right ,what kharthoum government is doing is racism , that is why there is constant wars in sudan ,we are all equal in the eyes of God .This is a lesson to them .So they have to accept SPLA-N and give them the rights ,otherwise the big fish is in the same process then Arabs will find themselves exiling somewhere.

    • 20 August 2012 14:07, by Manyieldit

      Guys, no one who is a friend of death, no matter how devils the NCP and its ally is we need to mourn with them and with the families of the deceased ones. They are innocent because they were been drive by Bashir who is the big devil and at the same time a axis of evil. Otherwise my condolences to the families and friends of the deceased ones and pray that their souls rest in peace.

    • 20 August 2012 14:58, by CHUOLJBOL

      Surely this is the first warning to wrongdoing Muslims group in Sudan, if they are not pay-attention more problem will continuing in their regime,since the big cock in Sudan does n,t respect anyone with his charmless idea.what i know is that, God will punish him soon.

  • 20 August 2012 04:57, by Akol Liai Mager

    I pay my respect to the families of the dead people and leave the judgment of their souls to God. However, I can see the aim of the mission assigned to them by the masters of Genocides in Khartoum when I read the names, careers and positions held by these people. They were on a mission to incite more burning of houses, killing and hatred. It was a war deligation.

  • 20 August 2012 05:04, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    This is a good news, however, I wish Omar Bashir to be amongst the deceased people whose names are mentioned.
    By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

  • 20 August 2012 05:11, by SoSuFreedom

    Thank God they are feeling the pain of losing human lives. Congratulation to the SPLM-North for a successful downing of a toy-civilian-antonov shit. This is the same aircraft that was used to deploy extremists to fight the great Army of South Sudan (SPLA).God bless Nubian pple. Khartoumers are misinformed of the real cause of accident. Ladies and gentlement, DO NOT BLAME WEATHER :)!HAHA

  • 20 August 2012 05:39, by SoSuFreedom

    Thousands of pple in South Kordofan and around the Nubian mountains are dying or displaced in their own land. They are forced to hide in the caves. They are terrorized day and night.

    • 20 August 2012 16:21, by solider

      why don’t you ask SPLM/N to stop using the nuba ppl as human shields by hiding in the middle of those inncent peopl.those rebels are the real criminals with no dignity.if they realy care about inncent ppl they should go out and fight like real men

  • 20 August 2012 07:20, by allan

    who cares who die wish omer was in but u are next these guys are killing people and thinks they are going to pray their shitty goods
    i feel bad for those black arab brainwash

    • 20 August 2012 09:43, by Ruach

      Ahaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaa!Their mission to come for killing the innocent Nubians has brought nothing than going to hell!Death to them once more!!Ruach-Dungtiit

    • 20 August 2012 12:13, by Ruach

      I thik Bashir is doing his short sighted decisions to kill innocent African from Nuba mountains.Death to him

    • 20 August 2012 15:49, by Ruach

      Bashirr must be taken to ICC otherwise many deaths are coming including his

  • 20 August 2012 07:32, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    The death toll happened is warning by God next time Bashir will get the same hail.

  • 20 August 2012 07:41, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Hi, that is warning to all Muslim in sudan’s because Bashir make religions as weapone to kill sudanese citizens in two nations. that is warning i’m telling you my Dear muslim in two sudans.

  • 20 August 2012 09:02, by jjb south

    slow death to Bashir,
    first his cadres die for him to feel the pain & will be the last.
    God is tied of your evil deeds against innocent people,that’s why you die on a big day. criminals, the of God of this days does not take long to punish,imagine just before two days!!.
    Plz,you know God does not encourage laziness & stupidity.

  • 20 August 2012 10:14, by Johnpop5

    wow,that,s great.it would have been so nice if Umar Hassen Bashir would have been among them.other wise is good news for Muslim.hahahaha.

    • 20 August 2012 10:40, by Malim

      Killing people especially Nubian government officials is indication that Sudan government is a terrorist organization. How can the government kill it own citizen on the Ramadan day. May God rest the soul of the late Nubians Leaders who were killed on the plane crash.

  • 20 August 2012 10:57, by Alfredo christiani

    Question to those who hated Muslim / Christians’
    Do we have Muslim and Christians or none believers in the heaven?
    If answer is NO
    Why you hate each other while you‘re going to stay together in the heaven when you died all.
    Don’t laugh on somebody death while yours can come at any time right away from now.

    • 20 August 2012 16:56, by Dinkawarrior

      Yin ya bal e tik cinkony? Who told you we hated Muslims? The dead Muslims are the best ones, because they don’t have problems with anybody. Please thinks twice before running your damn mouths! If you know your death is on the ways, we can say good luck to you. The Regime in Khartoum is always happy whenever the kill anyone in South Sudan or in the northern part of South Sudan borders

  • 20 August 2012 11:00, by Thondet Manyang

    Murderers (Bashirs) are also mourning with deceased families. God have Mercy on Sudanese!! they are finished one by one by Bashir who is above the law in Islamic world (Sudan)

  • 20 August 2012 12:17, by Mapuor

    Condolences to the families of those who perished in the plane crash for the fate of those was determined by Allaha

  • 20 August 2012 15:32, by homeboy

    My deep and sincere condolences to the families.
    It also filled my heart with joy to see southerners and northeners raising above narrow minded partizan politics rushing to give their condolences ,sympathy,respect to the families of the deceased.
    This are the attributes of a true Sudanese and not the hate spewer like Dinka worrier or northern Sudanese and a few others who only trade insults .

    • 20 August 2012 15:44, by Northern Sudanese

      STFU! i don’t trade insults for no reason, who ever insults northern sudanese will recieve a worse insult!
      specially those idiots of yesterday who claimed it was SPLA-N victory! where are those fools?
      god bless these men, every human dies in some way this is how they died, plane crashes are normal in this world even in the west.

      • 20 August 2012 15:59, by South South

        Northern Sudanese,
        Allah Akbar !!!!!!
        You tell us the sources which say that crashed of the plane was caused by weather. I mean independent news and not one from Khartoum which is lying to its teeth. Do not be upset from our comments. We live in a free country called South Sudan where everyone is free to express his/her views. Why are here ? Eid Al Fitr.

        • 21 August 2012 01:46, by Northern Sudanese

          South South
          pakistan plane crash: bad weather

          • 21 August 2012 02:41, by South South

            Northern Sudanese Penguin,
            You can google the all world but I still stand by my words. Penguins in Khartoum can not tell the truth. They prayer five times a day and then steal later in name of Allah, kill innocent people in name of Allah, married 5 years girl and have sex with her when she was 9 in name of Allah. Fuck you and Fuck your Allah. Enjoy your laundry in your head. Allah Al Kabar !!!!

        • 21 August 2012 01:48, by Northern Sudanese

          South shit
          those were examples of plane crashes due to bad weather.
          in addition, only news from khartoum can be true because the plane crashed in sudan you dumb fuck! it didn’t crash in south shit you dark shit!!!

          • 21 August 2012 02:49, by South South

            Northern Sudanese Penguin,
            You worship a guy who marriend 5 years old girl and have sex with her in name of what ? Allah. Iam so happy because I know my color, back. What is your color penguin with laundry in your head. Fake back Arab and dumb like donkey. You just look how Arab look in general. I do believe you are like your Mohammed, a child molester. Allah Akabar !!!!!!!!!.

      • 20 August 2012 19:38, by homeboy

        You STFU and the next time you wear a skirt to dance for your sugar daddy Bashir tell him to zip it 2.

        • 21 August 2012 01:53, by Northern Sudanese

          please, am a muslim and we muslim men don’t dance like bitches, oh sorry i meant naked bitches like yo disqusting naked mama! teach her to wear something after getting raped, walking naked in front of the camera isn’t any good even though she’s starving!!!
          oh and homedog, don’t cry like a bitch!

          • 21 August 2012 02:29, by South South

            Northern Sudanese,
            clean your ass first with water using your hands so that Allah can accept your prayers. Allah, Allah, Allah, Mohammed, shit, terrorist and all of that. Shut up your dirty ass penguin with laundry in your head.

          • 21 August 2012 09:08, by homeboy

            Northern Bashir bitch,is that what Bashir did o u and made u his bitch.gay trash.

    • 20 August 2012 15:44, by South South

      Say something about thousands of Nuba people who are dying everyday because of the cause of those who Allah took their life before the celebrate the Eid Al Fitr. They are reall devils. My qoute: "Not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are Muslims so far." Allah Akbar"

      • 20 August 2012 19:21, by homeboy

        South South,
        Hope you realize you just called 2million southern Sudanese terrorist.

        • 20 August 2012 19:53, by South South

          Are you telling me that in South Sudan we have 2 millions Muslim ? You’ve got be kidding me. Where are these two millions Muslims in South Sudan ? Again, when I say not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are Muslim. You said: "Hope you realize you just called 2 million South Sudanese terrorist", how ?

          • 20 August 2012 20:16, by homeboy

            South south,
            Not directly but you are insinuating that terrorism is related to islam hence all Muslims have a correlation to terror.
            kony,Carlos,red brigades,bader Meinhof all Christian terrorist should we associate Christianity with terrorism? Is there any thing wrong with having Muslim southerners?

            • 20 August 2012 20:40, by South South

              Nothing is wrong to have South Sudanese Muslims, that is ok and no one in South Sudan is targeting them. What we have today in the world is that some Muslims and not all Muslims are terrorsits who below up themselves to kill innocent people with them. I did not see Kony or Carlos or any christian belowing himself/herself up in the name of God, that one is a terror.

              • 20 August 2012 21:26, by homeboy

                South south,
                Without a doubt killing of inocent people is terror regardless of the culprit religion or belief ,what we have today is some terrorist period ,who kill people be it Joesph Kony or the IRA or some lunatic in Bagdad or the Japanese freak who used nerve gas in the metro killing themselves and bunch of innocent commuters or the sri Lankan Tamil human bomb who blew themselves and others.

                • 20 August 2012 23:20, by South South

                  There are bad people everywhere and a few groups you mentioned are some of them, but let’s remember this very well. Today in our world, we have a few Extremist Muslims who are leading terrorism action in name of Allah. If you travel today to any country in the west and your name is Muslim, people will not feel save to sit near you, why ? A few Muslims are leading terrorism.

      • 21 August 2012 01:57, by Northern Sudanese

        South shit
        why don’t you forget the western propaganda of killing nubians and think about the 4.7 milion southerners who are currently starving and are about to die. think about the southerners who are getting killed because of cows, they are in thousands!

        • 21 August 2012 03:09, by South South

          Northern Sudanese Penguin,
          You dumb ass shut up your diry mouth. Some fake black Arab are killing themselves because of donkeys. You have a president who is a guy and need someone to fuck him in the middle of the day. Your diry mouth should remain shut penguin. We do not have anyone dying in South Sudan because of food shortage right now. Ask fake black Arabs who are pouring to Juba. Allah Akab

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