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Fresh clashes in South Kordofan between Sudanese army and rebels


May 25, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The government army and the rebel groups issued Saturday statements about fresh clashes in Kordofan region where the two parties clashes since last April.

Fighters from Darfur’s Justice and Equality Movement (AFP)

Rebel fighters of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) took on 27 April the control of Abu Kershola, a small town in South Kordofan near the border with North Kordofan.

Since, the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) masse troops in the region aiming to surround the rebel fighters before to launch what they call the "ultimate attack".

On the other hand, the rebels who also mobilised combatants from all SRF groups try to divert the army and prevent it from implementing its military plans.

SAF spokesperson Khaled Al-Sawarmi issued on Saturday a statement denying "rumours" that SRF rebels attacked Babanousa in South Kordofan, asserting that the town is safe and secured by its people who support the army.

He further added that the army protect all the gates of the town.

Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) spokesperson, Gibreel Adam Bilal, said they routed SAF troops in Al-Botta, South Kordofan, after clashes on Saturday with troops coming from Al-Foula in the same state.

He said they pursued SAF up to the eastern neighbourhood of Babanousa, adding that their fighters are now camping outside the town after destroying three vehicles and capturing 12 others.

"No (SAF) soldier can dare to leave Babanousa heading to Abu Kershola", Bilal said in statement to Sudan Tribune on Saturday.

Military experts say the battle over the control of Abu Kershola is crucial for both sides.

The Sudanese officials say the rebels massed all their forces in this area, adding it would be their graveyard. While the rebels say if they storm the Sudanese army in this area they can directly head to Khartoum.


Since the killing of JEM-Sudan leader Mohamed Bashar, JEM rebels decry the presence of Chadian troops in Darfur region saying they are there to fight them.

JEM spokesperson repeated on Saturday that Chadian forces are now heading to South Kordofan to participate in the fighting with the Sudanese army.

"They (Chadian troops) left Al-Fasher and now reached eastern Darfur heading to South Kordofan", he said.

In statements to the AFP, Al-Swarmi denied the rebel claims saying they are collaborate only with the Sudan to secure the join border.

However, reliable source close to the Sudanese army confirmed to Sudan Tribune that the Chadian army "pursue JEM rebels who left Darfur to South Kordofan".

The source added that president Idris Deby is angered by the killing of Bashar inside the Chadian territory and consider the incident as serious threat to his regime.

"Ndjamena considers any military victory the Sudanese rebels can achieve in Darfur or elsewhere as direct threat to its national security", the source further commented.

JEM which was once close to the Chadian president accused him of participating in the killing of its founder and late leader Khalil Ibrahim in December 2011.


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  • 26 May 2013 11:31, by Reuben

    Bashir must talk peace with the revolutioner or else lose every he has. This people are not going to listen to any nonsense. They are fighting for the future of the marginalised.

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  • 26 May 2013 12:33, by Bentiu Elite

    Let SRF send Some troops to Khartoum, let it be war every where. do not concentrate Bashir Soldier In Abu kershola .

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    • 26 May 2013 13:13, by Mohammed Ali 2

      ((However, reliable source close to the Sudanese army confirmed to Sudan Tribune that the Chadian army "pursue JEM rebels who left Darfur to South Kordofan".))Common Sudan Tribune, stop this cheap propoganda! Who is that reliable source who can tell such a thing even if it is true!Sadly, this a lie!

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      • 26 May 2013 13:30, by Reuben

        MOhammed ali,
        The Sudanese army has become very weak and are scared to face the SRF that is why they are trying to mobilise civilian to act as shields for them. This is very clear because Chadian army are now supporting them to fight JEM. It is disgraceful for army from other Country to enter your country and fight for you.You never know they may turn against you.I heared former CAR army are also

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        • 26 May 2013 13:33, by Reuben

          in Sudan. And Sudan is requesting SPLA to do for them their dirty fight.SRF is on the upper hand soon Beshir will run.

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        • 26 May 2013 18:13, by zulu

          These Jalabas are very weak. The streanth of sudan’s army was in black power, from Nuba, Darfur and south Sudan. these folks are bombarded, they cry like women, hiding in holes, Alla kubar. It has now taken 2yrs since they tried to control many places, but in vain. It will continue to worsen soon with saf running out of rebel areas

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          • 26 May 2013 18:36, by Reuben

            It is just a matter of time.when the SAF soldiers are defeated on another attempt to take Korshola, panick will reverberate right into Khartoum and some opposition and army will try to take the advantage, meanwhile SRF will march into Khartoum. Those Arabs are cowards they can easily turn to the stronger part in the fight.They are just vocal for nothing.

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      • 26 May 2013 14:10, by Nubian King

        I am currently in Darfur and can confirm that Chadian Arm was in El Fasher the whole of last week and have now gone to S.Kordufan. The army was allover El Fasher market in the naked eyes of the already became govt organ (UNAMID) What proxy war does Sudan govt need to see other than what they’re practicing now?????????????

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        • 26 May 2013 16:23, by Oppressor

          I don’t agree with you but hey Nubian slave Chadian are better than u in our eyes coz at least they abide by agreement & didn’t killed their own ppl for the sake of Ur masters Janoubeen & western countries ya idiot.

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        • 26 May 2013 16:23, by Oppressor

          I don’t agree with you but hey Nubian slave Chadian are better than u in our eyes coz at least they abide by agreement & didn’t killed their own ppl for the sake of Ur masters Janoubeen & western countries ya idiot.

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        • 26 May 2013 16:51, by Peacocktail

          Chadian army and SAF are evil and shall be dealt with by SRF forces,the SRF operation was successful yesterday after ambushing the convoy of SAF reinforce Babanusa which will falls to SRF soon and the road to Elobeif shall the clear and high defection shall be seen in Majors towns to SRF. Sudanese are frustrated by NCP behavior of refusal to reach deals with armed groups.Good job mens of SRF>. Oye

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  • 26 May 2013 13:09, by Chol

    The logic Khartoum is using behind arming rebels in South Sudan is incomprehensible and to make the matters more idiotic; they are the first ones to come and blame South Sudanese for not stopping Sudanese rebels!

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  • 26 May 2013 16:22, by chol

    More bad news for fake Arabs the rebels are getting closer to Khartoum.Death to Al Bashit and his gangsters

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    • 26 May 2013 16:27, by Oppressor

      Breaking news !!! u don’t have power in the bush ya chol i realy feel sorry for ppl in South who are waiting u to help them as an educate person but the reality u are ignorant so plz tell us chol what u did for ur ppl since 2005 !!! Big Zero schemes ..only a punch of looters ???

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      • 26 May 2013 16:41, by chol

        Oppressor you are idiot and Gay like your criminal Al Bashit.The world number one terrorist.Why don’t you go to fight the rebels instead of ran your dirty mouth just like Muhammad Ali 2. It easy said than done.

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        • 26 May 2013 18:35, by Oppressor

          the reality & fact is teasing you monkey Chol i bet u are rooming now to get Marisa to drink .. haaaaa haaa useless beggar food lover .. haaaaa

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      • 26 May 2013 18:53, by panchol

        Your name indicates how south Sudan, Darfur, s.Kordufan, Blue Nile, East Sudan and other Marginalized communities of Shumalyia. aboutturn to SAF by SRF.
        Sudan Revolutionary Front Oyee!

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      • 26 May 2013 21:53, by Kalo

        oppressor,you keep on saying slaves but the time for it is over,we will never and never forgive you jalabas until liberated you completed,one day the history will repeated it self and you will either become the slaves of Africans or leave Sudan,the son of truly Nuba

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  • 26 May 2013 16:25, by chol

    More bad news for fake Arabs the rebels are getting closer to Khartoum.Death to Al Bashit and his gangsters

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  • 26 May 2013 19:37, by chol

    SRF oyeee death to fake Arabs now the war is coming to you.Now you can ran to Arabs countries and find out that you are not real Arabs.Just wannabe.

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    • 26 May 2013 20:07, by Oppressor

      Cool down panchol or else i will send you some bananas ya monkey am from Rich S.kurdfan State & not marginalized or beggar like u & am profoundly proud to be a Sudanese not InsectYa Heshara & SAF is one of the Best Organization in Africa & can never be defeated by Out laws scamps like U & Heilu + menwaie +Agar soon u will see dead bodies on TV just watch if u have TV.

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      • 26 May 2013 23:38, by chol

        It easy said than done.Why don’t you joint the terrorist to fight against SRF. The SAF are cowards and they will be defeated just like the SPLA defeated them here in South Sudan.Death to fake Arabs.

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      • 27 May 2013 02:21, by mogokafi

        U call yourself oppressor & u call other slaves & on top of that u said u r from South Krodofan, how a barbarian r u? The language u speak dictated u r absolutely not from S.K. u r just a poor devil who doesn’t know where u from. Let me tell u the danger of using such language. Go research about Al-Andalus revolution for 2 reasons: know where u came from & understand the missions of SRF.

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        • 27 May 2013 14:21, by Oppressor

          "mogokafi" / Mugafal " Iam from Rich S. kurdfan State "Abasyia Tagli" my fore father is Al Mek Gali. So now u know who am I u bloody scamp so don’t try to smart & am living inside S.kurdfan however still Slaves like SRF followers will never be considered by me or other tribes in S. Kurdfan coz u don’t deserve such treatment to be human rather than monkeys.

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      • 27 May 2013 02:39, by mogokafi

        Evil oppressor, you don’t know what you are planting here in this site when you call other slaves. "Take an eye for eye" said, Gandhi. Your turn is coming petty soon, unless you remain abroad forever.....

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  • 27 May 2013 10:12, by Costa

    I was laughing at Bashiir, this morning at Frence24 news, Saying "Gun smuggled from Libya constitute a major regional threat, with Sudan one of the current victims" The same idiot who declared after Gadhafy death, that countless guns sent from Sudan to libya was behind Gadhafy fall. What goes around comes around.

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