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Sudanese army to resume operations in S. Kordofan soon

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March 6, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - A Sudanese army field commander has announced, on Saturday, the readiness of the Sudan Armed Forces(SAF) to launch summer military operations in South Kordofan State, after the arrival of Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to Kadugli, the state capital.

Sudanese army soldiers and RSF militiamen ride on a tank outside the military headquarters in Kadugli, South Kordofan after recapturing the Daldako area on 20 May 2014 (Photo: Reuters/Nureldine Abdallah)

Speaking to the RSF militiamen that arrived in Kadugli Saturday, SAF 14th Infantry Division Commander, General Yasir Atta said that the military operations will target all the rebel controlled areas after the failure of peace talks.

“The political, executive, and security leadership in South Kordofan are working in harmony and in full coordination to achieve a common goal, which is restoring security and stability to the restive areas of the state,” he added.

In the past few days, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), reported that the Sudanese army was massing troops in South Kordofan State ahead of a military campaign on their positions.

The rebels said they ambushed government troops in different areas, including an attack on the Dilling-Kadugli road and (Terri-Tajelbo) in Rashad County, in order to destabilize its military preparations.

The Sudanese military commander vowed to change the situation in South Kordofan in the next few days, adding that the Sudanese army plans to clear the state of rebels and rehabilitate it.

"The army will free all the citizens detained by the rebels," Atta further said.

On his part, the South Kordofan deputy-governor, Babikir Ahmed Babikir said that his government is going to resume fighting against the SPLM-N because "they refused all the peaceful solutions".

SPLM-N fighter are fighting the Sudanese government in South Kordofan since June 2011.

An African Union mediation team has failed to bring the two warring parties to sign peace agreement. Recently they organized a number of informal talks between the belligerents but no progress has been achieved.

(ST)

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  • 6 March 2016 20:36, by Kalo

    who care? let them come,it was normal sonthey sung every day,they same lesson of jebel kulgol will be given to them,this is not Jebel Mara

    repondre message

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