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Darfur rebels report fresh clashes with Sudanese troops

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September 6, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — The rebel Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel Wahid Al-Nur (SLM-AW) say they have repelled an attack by the Sudan Armed Forces on Thursday in West Darfur and captured 32 vehicles.

A SLM-AW rebel stands guard in Korma, northwest El Fashir in December 2007 (Reuters/file)

Nimir Abdel Rahman, SLM-AW spokesperson, told Sudan Tribune that government troops riding about 70 vehicles attacked their positions in Fanga Suk located in the remote northern part of West Darfur State.

"Our fighters inflected heavy losses on the government forces and we seized 32 vehicles equipped with machine guns and important quantities of ammunitions," Nimir said.

He added that the SAF assailants came from El Fashir, which is 80 km from Fanga Suk. He said that two Antonov airplanes bombarded their positions before the arrival of SAF troops.

The rebel official said the attack coincides with the resumption of talks in Addis Ababa to end the South Kordofan conflict saying that Khartoum usually intensifies its attacks while the attention is focused on other events.

"This is why we are against partial negotiations and we call for a comprehensive solution to settle all the ongoing conflicts in Sudan. But this holistic solution should lead to change the existing regime," he said.

Nimir on the other hand urged the international community to pressure Khartoum on the provide security for civilians adding that with the failure of the joint African Union / United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to protect civilians they might be forced to intervene if attacks, like the ones of Kutum, against civilians are repeated in other towns.

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  • 7 September 2012 09:32, by NO PEACE

    Darfur rebel, please,please protect your home town.

  • 7 September 2012 10:30, by Guandong

    Bravo SLM-AW, smash them forcifully leave nothing from these untrained SAF whose their mission n goal is to kill civilians. I am calling on all Darfurian to join SLM-AW to end the arrogant Bashir. let him end like Sadham, Gadhafi Osama plus Asaad whose his days are numbered.

  • 7 September 2012 10:40, by Fire7

    Khartuom always acuses south of supporting rebel in the N while forgetting that they themself support their millia.Now they capture 32out 70 which is half, SLM-AW teach arabs lession and show them to stop persuate in you in the jungle.if they did’t comply they’ll comply using borel of gun. go ahead

    • 7 September 2012 16:37, by zulu

      I solute the rebel movement of Darfur for inflicting heavey losses to NCP thieves and rouges. Half of thier armery have been nabbed intact and a significant figure lost in action. This is a clear sign that SAF is waning, hungry and is heavily divided.
      Aluta Continua/ and Bravo boys in heavey weapons and black angels



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