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Sudan’s army SPLM-N clash in South Kordofan


September 1, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — Sudan’s Army repelled a new attack by the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) in northeast South Kordofan last Thursday, the military said in a statement released on Saturday.

Al-Sawarmi Khalid, spokesperson of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) said that SPLM-N fighters attacked a military warning station tasked with the protection of Rashad area in South Kordofan.

A SPLA-N fighter holds up his rifle near Jebel Kwo village in the rebel-held territory of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan, May 2, 2012. (Reuters))

He said that the army repulsed an assault by the rebels who attacked the position at 01.30 am (local time). SAF inflected losses on the rebels who fled leaving a Kalashnikov, and some ammunition, he added.

Yesterday the rebel group told Reuters they attacked a military camp in Rashad where they killed four solders and captured military equipment and ammunition on Wednesday.

Al-Sawarni in his statement did not speak about SAF’s losses but said rebels planted an anti-vehicle mine on the road at four kilometres from Rashad where it hit a civilian vehicle and injured several people on Friday.

The spokesperson went further to deny rebel statements about the death of four Sudanese solders describing it as "lies disseminated by [the SPLM-N] to raise the morale of rebel fighters and spread confusion and instability."

The rebel group in statements to Al-Jazeera said Thursday’s attack was a reprisal to an assault government troops carried on Alhutah village where SAF is accused of burning and looting civilians’ houses there.

SAF’s spokesperson also dismissed these allegations saying the military operation was part of a failed attempt to attack on Al-Mureib area.

Sudanese government and the rebels are to meet this week in Addis Ababa to hold humanitarian and political talks in line with the resolution 2046, which demanded the two parties engage in talks on the basis of the framework agreement signed on 28 June 2011 before it was rejected by the Sudanese president.

The SPLM-N urged the international community to deliver humanitarian assistance to civilians in rebel held areas through South Sudan and Ethiopia accusing Sudan of hampering the humanitarian access.

The delay the humanitarian operation is expected to prevent any progress in the political process.

The UN Security Council on Friday urged the Sudanese government and the SPLM-N to abide by the terms of the resolution and reach a peace agreement based on the 28 June framework.

The Council also urged the two parties to " to fully and faithfully implement its terms to expedite the unhindered delivery of this assistance as rapidly as possible."


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  • 2 September 2012 07:47, by Jalaby

    I think this attack is a direct response from SPLA because of David Yauyau recent attack in Jonglei, I warned SAF that the south will order their agent SPLA-N gangsters to attack and it happened!
    The loss wasn’t that big because SAF was vigilant and prepared as I advised them!

    • 2 September 2012 08:18, by Jalaby

      No worries, it’s just a matter of time till Mr. Kiir rise up high his white flag a sign for surrender as his crap country is running out of money due to their poor decision of stopping the oil production and hanging themselves by their own hands!
      The south is overwhelmed by troubles and they will soon order their SPLA-N gangsters to stop it when Sudan agrees to pass their oil!

      • 2 September 2012 09:44, by Ayman fadul

        pls have Mercy on us, and spare ur bravely speech to that day u contemplated, Mr.foreseen
        u keep talking ad nauseam about conquering the South, dispersing the rebels and how week and porous the new state of sthSudn is, ridden with rebellions cracking under it recessive economy but it seems that the pot is calling the kettle black.
        &u r inevitably going down, no foreseen it’s blindly clear

      • 2 September 2012 10:45, by Logic

        "leaving a Kalashnikov, and some ammunitions." Hahahahahaha
        A corrupt, racist, draconian, elitist, morally deficient, misguided and criminal gov (NCP) & its militia (SAF) can never defeat the great people of Nubia or any genuine Sudanese fighting for dignity.
        Lick your elbows you RETARDS.

        • 2 September 2012 16:34, by panchol

          SPLA/N is going clockwise while SAF is going anti-clockwise. hohohohoho& hahahah. when SPLA /N win the battle you NCP cawards must accept.
          the badness is that, brother fight brother. Not Arabs with black African.
          you cann’t deny the right of black people.

      • 2 September 2012 16:11, by panchol

        No! jalaby.
        Salva Kiir Mayardit, will not raise what you call white flag to surrender. He had been fighting the oppressors just before your grandfather milkteeth emerged. South Sudan is succeeding. compare to your unity which you sang as a song.Now when you come to Juba, you will see a lot of changes just from a little we get from oil as 24% revenue out of 76% which you deserved to be your lion

      • 2 September 2012 21:45, by Peacocktail

        SOuth Sudan President had no order against your Own rebels, If SAF is capable of crushing the SPLA-N, then let them go ahead and do, DO not smear our President in your own Northern affair, You don’t respect agreement war mongsters, Scrap Blue N/Nubian agreement it is your own regime failure. SPLA-N must change Khartuom figure international. Malik Agar to be President of Interrim Authority in Sudan

      • 2 September 2012 22:08, by zulu

        Look who is talking/ Jalaby, are you making sense or just part of your entire jouvenile reasoning.
        Your bankrupt government is now coming to its knees, bagging to reopen its borders and continue flights to south Sudan. Who asked them to change hearts? International flights from all over africa continue to get money from south sudan. now sudan knows who is rich

    • 2 September 2012 09:28, by Observer

      Funny - a week or so ago you were telling me that the NCP didn;t know who or where you were.
      Today now you are claiming to be an advisor to the SAF.
      Too funny !!

    • 2 September 2012 17:01, by panchol

      David Yauyau will follow the way George Athor Deng.
      we don’t kill but, the spirit of our martyrs see your objectives and make you go to heil.

  • 2 September 2012 07:51, by Madina Tonj

    I know very well these Nubian brothers, they are bravers just like Southern Sudanese and they know on how to fight and also Darfurian people are good fighters too. For SPLA North to success for your rights, you must united as one and coordinated your plan against Old regime and please kick their ass out in all Nubia Mt.Know the weak side of regime to attacked them

  • 2 September 2012 07:52, by Madina Tonj

    I know very well these Nubian brothers, they are bravers just like Southern Sudanese and they know on how to fight and also Darfurian people are good fighters too. For SPLA North to success for your rights, you must united as one and coordinated your plan against Old regime and please kick their ass out in all Nubia Mt.Know the weak side of regime to attacked them

  • 2 September 2012 08:59, by Pif Paf

    This is the exact reason why oil will not flow again.

    • 2 September 2012 16:48, by panchol

      pif Paf
      please we don’t want our oil to flow to your country, simply because of theft which really make the shape of your president looks very ugly with wide month.
      we will use your pipelines to take our waste to Red Sea. our country will depend on Agriculture.
      "empty vessels make more noise".

  • 2 September 2012 10:27, by hellonearth


    • 2 September 2012 12:22, by Maverick Southerners

      SPLM-N is no doubt a pain in Khartoum’s ass. No doubt SPLM-N will triumph over Arab-wanna-bes thinking and its cause will one day prevail over them, suckers - the same way South Sudanese cause prevailed.

  • 2 September 2012 13:02, by thok chuni yok

    Dear All
    At this time it’s not a time for killing each other, it’s the time for peace.

  • 2 September 2012 15:33, by sudan african

    I am a hardcore and die heart SPLM-N supporter, one I don’t like about SPLM-N is, it is LEADERSHIPS. In order for them to prevail over Khartoum, people like Malik Agar and Yasir Arman need to be change, because are the one who bring the SPLM-N to it is knees. These two people doesn’t know what the are doing, they make the SPLM-N look so week, confused and so forth. All they care about are themselv

    • 2 September 2012 18:24, by Logic

      sudan african
      Agar has most of the tribes of blue nile supporting him, has the loyalty of his deputy (Al-hilu) and the great Nubians behind him, Arman is maybe less popular but nonetheless he has contributed to the struggle.
      Stop reading Khartoum’s propaganda, they want you to dislike SPLA/M-N.

  • 2 September 2012 21:36, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    Darfur, Kordufan and Blue are still pure Sudanese African. North sudan Arab terrorises will be removed soon, It is due to uncle Kiir&Riek Administ. Next leaders will be powerful enough to knock every evil settlers in the Northsudan out the mainland. SPLA will united the Sudan soon than later
    SPLA waaooyee!
    Long live SPLA!
    Long ours strugling!

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