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‘15 Sudanese government troops and militiamen killed’: rebels

August 19 - 2013 KASS

The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) claim to have killed 15 “Sudanese army and government militiamen” on Monday, after attacking a military convoy near to Kass in South Darfur.

Speaking from the field on behalf of the SRF, military spokesman for the SLM-Abdel Wahid, Mustapha Tambour, told Radio Dabanga that the convoy that was moving from Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur, to Nyala, capital of South Darfur.

Tambour: “We attacked the convoy about 7km west of Kass,” he said. “During the initial battle, which lasted for three hours, we killed 15 members of the Sudanese army and government militia formations, including a First Lieutenant.”

Tambour claims that his forces also destroyed six Land Cruisers mounted with heavy guns. The rebels “suffered three lightly wounded who are being treated in the field”. He stressed that as the battle is ongoing, these casualty figures are provisional.

The SRF is a coalition of rebel forces recruiting primarily in Darfur and Kordofan. Its members are the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), the Sudan Liberation Army/Movement-Abdel Wahid (SLA/M-AW), the Sudan Liberation Army/Movement-Minni Minawi (SLA/M-MM), and the Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement-North (SPLA/M-N). 

Radio Dabanga was unable to independently verify these reports.

File Photo by Albert González Farran/Unamid

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