On Saturday, two Sukhoi jet fighters attacked Kauda town in Heiban locality with 48 rockets. The secretariat of the locality’s Education Office and the Kauda Teacher Training Institute were severely damaged by 32 bombs. Kauda’s football pitch and market were also hit. The area near the town’s orphanage school was hit by 16 rockets. Seven sheep were killed.
Two days earlier, the Sudanese Air Force bombed Tindemin village in South Kordofan. The village’s mosque, a borehole and a grinding mill were hit, according to a press statement issued by Arnu Ngutulu Lodi, the spokesman for the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N).
At about 4.30pm on Thursday an Antonov of the Sudanese Air Force hit the village of Tindemin in Rashad locality with three bombs, the statement said. The imam of the mosque, Adam Jaile (71) and villager Abdel Aziz Hassan (37) lost their legs. Villagers Mahmoud Adam (45), Mahmoud Abdallah (50), and Yahya Hassan (57) were critically injured. Tindemin village hosts many displaced, the statement added.
The SPLM-N considers these “planned crimes targeting civilians and institutions rendering services to the community, a clear violation of UN Resolution 1261”.
UN Resolution 1261 (1999) condemns the targeting of children in situations of armed conflict, including killing and maiming, sexual violence, abduction and forced displacement, recruitment and use of children in armed conflict in violation of international law and attacks on places that usually have a significant presence of children such as schools and hospitals, and called on all parties concerned to put an end to such practices.
Photo: A wildfire near Kauda, Nuba Mountains, sparked by a bombing by the Sudan Armed Forces, 28 December 2013
‘Military convoys destroyed in South Kordofan’: Revolutionary Front (6 January 2014)