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Rare criticism of Sudan’s security agency from parliament

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May 12, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s National Assembly speaker Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Tahir has issued a warning to the rebel Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) saying that its leaders will face death at the hands of the army so long as they are waging war against Khartoum.

Sudan’s parliament speaker Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Tahir (center) - Reuters

The speaker’s remarks came a day after the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) announced that SRF’s chief of staff Abdel Aziz Al-Hilu is alive despite previous assertions from a top lawmaker and other Sudanese officials that he was killed during the recent offensive in South Kordofan.

"If Abdel Aziz Al-Hilu was not killed today, he will be killed tomorrow and [SPLM-N Secretary General] Yasser Arman and [SPLM-N chairman] Malik Agar would face the same fate” al-Tahir said.

The speaker said that claims made by several government officials on killing of Al-Hilu were not completely without credibility explaining that Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) have identified and hit a convoy of vehicles which they thought Al-Hilu was in.

Mohamed al-Hassan al-Amin, the head of the parliamentary subcommittee on security and defense, made statements this week claiming that al-Hilu died after sustaining injuries and was buried in the city of Wau in South Sudan.

Al-Amin defended his statements saying that he was merely echoing news reported by the army and the NISS stressing that a rocket strike killed a number of SRF rebels and it was thought that al-Hilu was among them.

He further criticised NISS’s statement dismissing news on al-Hilu’s demise saying: “It is not in the interest of the security apparatus to announce that Al-Hilu is alive even if he is so”.

Al-Amin also said the NISS should not have rushed to publicly accuse Juba of backing the rebels in its recent assault suggesting it was not a politically savvy move.

He referenced Gaddafi’s support of Darfur rebels in the past which Khartoum was aware of but never spoke of it in public.

An editor with a Khartoum-based independent daily told Sudan Tribune that NISS barred them from publishing al-Amin’s criticism.

Late last month, SRF rebels swept through the city of Um Rawaba in North Kordofan, before withdrawing later on the same day.

North Kordofan forms part of Sudan’s commercial heartland and is a hub for the country’s agriculture, livestock and gum Arabic industries.

SAF now has its eyes on reclaiming Abu-Kershola district in South Kordofan which was overrun by rebels during last month’s assault.

Officials in Khartoum say that they have completely surrounded the area and pledged not to stop until they recapture Kauda which is the stronghold of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in South Kordofan.

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  • 13 May 2013 08:51, by South South

    Mohammed Ali 2,
    You are a lair. Abdel Aziz Al-Hilu is still alive. He is killing fake Arabs right now.

    • 13 May 2013 09:16, by Kedo

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    • 13 May 2013 13:51, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Don’t fear you must taste its soup,how hot or cold it may be.
      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

    • 13 May 2013 15:04, by miguele

      what are fake arabs?

  • 13 May 2013 08:51, by Nubian King

    I quote "He further criticized NISS’s statement dismissing news on al-Hilu’s demise saying “It is not in the interest of the security apparatus to announce that Al-Hilu is alive even if he is so” Up to when are you going to put the Sudanese public into your volumes of lies? Keep dreaming and lying in Khartoum til SRF gets you in your day-dream. capturing Kauda can’t be done under conditioners!

    • 13 May 2013 09:17, by Kedo

      Don’t waste your time talking politics. See how a Sudanese poor woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling accidented cars, Very interesting idea. Go to (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM) to see the various methods and companies she was using(ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM). A simple idea but who knew it before? WAKE UP AFRICANS. Don’t waste your time talking politics.(ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM)

  • 13 May 2013 09:17, by Kedo

    Don’t waste your time talking politics. See how a Sudanese poor woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling accidented cars, Very interesting idea. Go to (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM) to see the various methods and companies she was using(ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM). A simple idea but who knew it before? WAKE UP AFRICANS. Don’t waste your time talking politics.(ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM)

    • 13 May 2013 10:11, by Salammabaad

      Kedo
      thanks for the info,but it is enough,is it a robot kind of thing?

  • 13 May 2013 09:40, by cbuongdit cholkua

    Ahmed,you and your visionless are nothing but a bunch of Lizards that are just keep sprawling their tongues for nothing.Hilu is alive wish him more luck.But make sure that getting to Kauda will make someone spit off "Sauwuod" And who is that NISS? is that another name for ST?

    • 13 May 2013 10:31, by Robot

      Speaker’s statements explain what NIF/NCP are. National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) is no longer strong without strong American trained Salah Gosh. it has become toothless and that is why there is more worry on imminent threat from SRF to attack Khartoum.

  • 13 May 2013 11:15, by Arem Odhiambo

    A mere threat will never be your success, how many times have you wished a "death" to rebels’ leaders, you said the other time Malik Agar was dead, Yasir, Al Hilu died and now buried in Wau, South Sudan and now you are posting your damn threats to the most successful rebel leader (SRF). You are (NCP) screwed believe me or not your threat will never bring positive changes to your campaign!!



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