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Sudan launches military operations against rebels in multiple states

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November 12, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese defense minister, Abdel-Rahim Mohamed Hussein, announced the beginning of military operations which aims to end rebellion in Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile.

Defence minister Abdel-Rahim Hussein and NISS director Mohamed Atta wave to soldiers after a farewell celebration in Khartoum on 18 May 2013 (SUNA)

Hussein said that troops are heading towards the military operations zones, asserting that this offensive shall witness the end of rebellion.

He affirmed the completion of preparations, plans and the simultaneous mechanical movement in the various battlefronts.

“We made huge and excellent preparations and our troops are moving to end the rebellion once and for good”, Hussein said.

The country’s top military official, who testified before the parliament on Tuesday, acknowledged that performance of the armed forces in Darfur was negatively affected by the lack of capacity of the police, saying that the armed forces directed its efforts to control the tribal clashes instead of carrying out its military tasks.

He claimed that the rebel coalition known as Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) that consists of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) and several Darfur rebel groups plan to carry out assassination and kidnapping operations against government officials as well as attacking major cities.

Hussein acknowledged that wars in Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile along with the tribal conflicts and armed robbery in Darfur represent a real security threat.

He said that the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement/Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) and Sudan Liberation Movement Abdul Wahid (SLM-AW) are currently active in Darfur states in cooperation with some tribal groups.

The defense minister added that SLM-MM is the largest rebel group in Darfur, affirming that it plays the most significant role in the lack of security and stability in the region.

He predicted that rebel groups would attack the army’s small stations in Jebel Marra besides targeting major cities, the United Nations African Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) forces, and oil exploration sites.

Hussein added that the SRF forces in South Kordofan are estimated to consist of 1,000 troops and more than 130 vehicles while the SPLM-N alone has 18 battalions including approximately 8,000 troops.

He revealed that the government reached an agreement with two armed factions that are active in west and central Darfur states, pointing that this pact would enhance stability of the two states.

The Sudanese presidential assistant, Nafie Ali Nafie, had announced previously that troops are heading to Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile, saying that the government troops would carry out a major military campaign to eliminate the armed rebellion.

The minister of interior, Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, also said that the military campaign is carried out under the direct supervision of president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir.

Darfur has been a flashpoint for lawlessness and violence since rebel movements took up arms against the Khartoum government in 2003.

Since 2011 the SPLM-N have fought the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and their aligned militia the Popular Defence Forces (PDF).

The conflict began in South Kordofan State in June 2011 and in Blue Nile State in September the same year.

On a separate issue, Hussein said that a joint Sudanese and Egyptian force similar to those which were set up with other neighboring countries would be formed to fight against smuggling and human trafficking.

He pointed that borders crossings’ committees between Sudan and Egypt would convene soon to decide on the dates for opening these crossings.

The Sudanese official said that they are discussing with the Libyan side the possibility of increasing the size of the joint force between the two countries in order to fight arms smuggling, rebels, mercenaries, and bandits.

(ST)

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  • 13 November 2013 07:46, by Sudan virus

    All army officials Arab ethnicity while in the front are African ethnicity(Darfurian,Nubian and Blue youths) .

    • 13 November 2013 08:57, by Naath

      This operation will end up inside south sudan no question about it,the reason is Bashir try to open another chapter, he know Abyei and panthou are in his side,so there violation for him because those two towns are Sudanese land by confusion and poor managemen from south government

  • 13 November 2013 07:48, by Logic

    Al-limby, you can prepare as much as you like, the two forces are fighting different causes. SAF is an NCP militia and maintains the criminal regime in power, whilst the SRF are revolutionary soldiers who have already lost every thing hence armed rebellion is the only option. The coming weeks will confirm the SRF’s determination.

    • 13 November 2013 08:10, by Logic

      The internet jihadists/blind loyalist of the ruling elite should understand our aims are not to impose a secular government by force but rather to uplift our people from humiliation and degradation. You can support SAF all you like from your conformable surroundings but SAF knows what happens on the battlefield. Sooner or later you fools will be munching on humble pie.

      • 13 November 2013 09:25, by Mohammed Ali 2

        The illogica Jalabbi... "our aims are not to impose a secular government by force but rather to uplift our people from humiliation and degradation. " OUR , who are you now? You said you are from SS.Do you mean you plan to invade Sudan to uplift the pple.If you are S.Sudanese you better do that at home;if you are not,then you are a lier!Liers never succeed in anything.Do you understand, Mr. Liar!

        • 13 November 2013 10:30, by Logic

          Haha.. Internet jihadists are in full effect! You clowns will never understand because of blinded & brainwashed loyalty. I like the fact that M.Ali is still confused about my origin and Dirty Jalabia assumes everyone who disagrees with him drinks alcohol. You people are hilarious, good you admit that S.Sudanese were subjected to humiliation & degradation. Thats a step towards redemption ya shabab.

    • 13 November 2013 09:35, by Jalaby

      Mr. No Logic,
      I agree with you that Al-Lemby is a bad defense minister but SAF will crush your SPLA-N gangsters who terrorized people in Abo Karshola,Um Rawaba and assassinated many people in Kadugly!
      Mr. Kiir and the south are helpless to you now,you need to make a giant bridge to link S Kordofan and Kampala so you can hit and run and hide overthere!

      • 13 November 2013 09:43, by Jalaby

        whilst the SRF are revolutionary soldiers who have already lost every thing hence armed rebellion is the only option
        What? lost everything? Al-Hilo lost the governor election for south Kordofan and that what prompted him to go crazy and kills every body, if he was given that seat he wouldn’t shoot a single pullet!

        • 13 November 2013 09:49, by Jalaby

          but rather to uplift our people from humiliation and degradation
          What? humiliation and degradation? which people are you talking about? Jonobean? Jonobean went home long time ago, if you talk about Nuba mountain then who are you to speak on behalf of them? who gave you the right to vomit and throw up your rubbish claims?!

          • 13 November 2013 09:56, by Jalaby

            Look Mr. No Logic, I know you drunk too much yesterday night and still affecting you till this morning "BAITA MAAK ADIEL KEDA" and that explains why you just talk nonsense today about humiliation and degradation which exist in your imagination only!

            • 13 November 2013 09:58, by Jalaby

              I’m quite sure that after 2 or 3 hours from now you will start talking much better than now and as soon as Alcohol affection goes away from you "Tafic menak"!! LOL LOL

              Jalaby (Abo Jalabia)

              • 13 November 2013 10:41, by Logic

                Loool, you seem to know much about alcohol ya dirty jalabia, you even know how long it stays in body etc. Get it through your head you numbskull, your ruling elite uncles will never rule the warriors in peace. Its either equal citizenship state for all or continuous war for most, its your choice ya bitaa3 al3ragi inta. Stick to the bongo ya sheikh...lol!

      • 13 November 2013 10:35, by Logic

        Dirty Jalabia, Abu Korshola & Wm Ruwaba never saw any civil violations, infact an NCP journalist was harassed for telling the truth about what happened. SRF are everywhere in SK, BN & Darfur and there ain’t sh** u can do about it..lol! Lets not even talk about political assassinations, you do it with outside help you bunch of retarded racists.

    • 14 November 2013 16:52, by Peacocktail

      BREAKING NEWS FOR SUDAN.
      Shut down of Al-Ubayyid - Dalang, South Kordofan State road because of heavy fighting between SRF forces and SAF. reports of SRF gaining controls over the main road connecting the Kadugli and Delein... Keep update as story unfolded on fighting against SRF.no more traffic on the high as SRF forces are seen hulling on the roads with destroyed SAF vehicles.

  • 13 November 2013 08:21, by sudani ana

    The SRF leaders have already escaped to Europe under the guise of a Europian tour. Why would they tour Europe when war is about to start? Cowards. Like I said yesterday take a leaf out of DRC v M23 and rid the country of these Israeli creaed rebels. I would accept nothing less than to see alhilo hanged in the centre of Kauda and see our galant soldiers praying in Kauda.

    • 13 November 2013 08:24, by sudani ana

      Israeli created

    • 13 November 2013 08:35, by Kalo

      Sudan ana, your president and defense minister could not travel to Europe,SRF leaders were official recognized international, could you tell me what happened yesterday on road between Dilling-Debabet and Kurtala town,coward,you don’t know what is going on, just wait and see, logistic is coming.
      The son of Nuba.

    • 13 November 2013 12:51, by South South

      Sudan ana,
      Shut up your dirty ass. You know only (GATHA JAMARA) that is what you are good at. Get the hell out of this discussion, son of Mohammed, a child molester prophet, a lady killer man who married his own adopted mother because of sake of money. Shut up fake Arab

      • 13 November 2013 13:14, by sudani ana

        South South;
        I am not going to dignify your vomit with an answer. How old are you child? You need to grow up. You are showing South Sudanese people in a very bad light. You are a disgrace to South Sudan.

    • 13 November 2013 13:17, by Isme

      To sudan nita.
      Hey be aware of what you say, don’t let your nasty mouth lead you into your end, you pussy worshiper you know very well that the State of ISRAEL is capable to annihilate your dirty big village country once’s and for all without helping rebels to fight you or by any means you know what I mean...
      ISME.

      • 14 November 2013 12:54, by Naath

        This slut Isme pretent to be from isreal,we south sudanese we don’t give fuck do you understand me,we don’t care about your dirty mouth,isme if you are really isreali i know your history,be careful it’s matter of time to get ass out the hole you hiding in,son of orphan,you have no grant grant grant fucken grant,i will take to isreali authority totrack your ass down and be the bitch,this is illegal

  • 13 November 2013 08:24, by Kalo

    Well, sending foreign troops will do nothing,they don’t know the direction of Sudan, what happen on the road to Dilling-Debebate via Kurtala is enough, that was just the welcoming to them, over 60 killing including col.officer,you are preparing to end rebellion but will be the end of NCP regime,long live SRF,
    The son of Nuba.

    • 13 November 2013 08:37, by sudani ana

      Well Kalo. They are 100% Sudanese, the Lions of Africa. They feed on burning coal and wash their hands in flames, watch out SRF, the Sudanese have had enough messing about.

  • 13 November 2013 08:33, by Marco Bul

    Our poor president is sleeping but soon SAF will attack South Sudan in the name of pursuing SRF rebels.What I don’t know whether Omar had discuss something about this operation with Kiir.

    • 13 November 2013 08:43, by sudani ana

      Thank you Marko Bol for predicting that SAF will be chasing SRF deep into SS territory, this effectively means defeating them and dislodging them from Sudan.

  • 13 November 2013 09:03, by Akol Liai Mager

    Facts:
    1. 102 Fridays since NIF Fugitive leader pledged Praying in Kauda that never, and will never materialised,
    2. Seif Al-Ubur never put an end to SPLM/A, instead the NIF Fugitive gave up the South that he was regarding as an entry Gate to Heaven for his killers.
    3. NIF Militia’s current offensive will end up with another Independence State Soon in Darfur or Nuba Mts.

  • 13 November 2013 11:12, by Gat-khir

    That is a very old song Mr. defense minister. SAF will not crush SRF, instead you are supplying them with sophisticated weapons and ammunition to kick your asshole out of Khartoum. You did it in south Sudan and you ended up looser. just wait and see what will happen to your foreign troops from Egypt and chad.

  • 13 November 2013 12:11, by Kalo

    Gati,you are right,they have already supply the SRF with large number of ammunition yesterday,To Mohammed Ali2,Jalaba and Sudani ana,the time for writing is over,it time time for action now,we have start yesterday see in Alrakuba electronic and Radio Dabanga,Afyia Darfur,this is where by you will get real information,not Sudan or Ashoroq Tv
    Wad-Nuba

  • 13 November 2013 12:47, by Isme

    Ho no! The Sudanese army is ready to fight back, lolol to the most useless army in the world even Hamas militias are better than them, those parasites bulkhead they try many times to help Hamas while they’re helpless from our missiles, next’s time our missiles will hit bashir bedroom so he will shit on his wife. hahahaah.
    ISME from Israel.

  • 13 November 2013 15:27, by 4Justice

    A joint force of JEM and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) launched an attack on an army battalion in the area of Deleima at the intersection between Debeibat-Dilling and Furshaya, 15km north of Dilling.
    According to Zayed, the joint rebel forces killed more than 60 SAF and militia troops, including the battalion commander. Dozens of SAF officers and soldiers were injured and captured, including Lt. Mohamed Mutwakil El Haj Asha of the 15th Infantry Division.
    The attackers also seized nine military vehicles loaded with arms, ammunition, supplies, and an anti-aircraft gun.
    https://www.radiodabanga.org/node/58941

    • 13 November 2013 17:12, by sudani ana

      Man, believe me it’s too early to celebrate. This is a marathon not a sprint. No doubt the rebels will win some battles, but they will lose the war. How some people could fight their own national army is beyond me. Are they devoid of any sense of nationalism?. Oh well, they deserve what’s coming to them.

  • 14 November 2013 04:05, by 4Justice

    No! they are not fighting their Government THEY ARE FIGHTING ISLAMIC TERRORISTS who have hijacked the Government of Sudan.

    • 14 November 2013 16:48, by Peacocktail

      4Justice,
      You are right, if NCP militias do not see peace as an opportunity to be explore instead of wars that drainage the country human and material resources. If south Sudan Government negotiate and granted amnesty to their insurgents not becoz the Government Army shall not be able to confront them but who is being killed and resources wasted are South Sudanese properties and citizens.SRF stand

      • 14 November 2013 17:31, by sudani ana

        4 Justice
        Do you think that we Sudanese don’t know that civil war is a human and economic dranin on the country? We have known civil war since independence in 1956. President Bashir has offered amnesty to rebels so many times, some have taken this up, others haven’t like SPLM-N and SLM-MM and SLM-AN. What can Sudan government do? if rebels dont want peace, only thing left is war.

        • 14 November 2013 18:55, by Peacocktail

          Sudani Ana,
          Sudan is hijack by Terrorist islamist who wanted to impose their own wills against people, why recruits militias to murder civilians in Nuba Mountain and Blue Nile as SAF did it in Darfur. The logic of wars in Sudan is something that shall be studies closely because there is greater interest of wiping out tribes in Sudan on Rebels ground…. Genocide in the making.
          SRF must shall defend



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