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Darfur rebels 'kill soldiers in West Jebel Marra'

February 20 - 2015 GOLO
Rebels in Darfur (Jan Joseph-Stok)
Rebels in Darfur (Jan Joseph-Stok)

The armed rebel movements announced to have taken control of the area south of Golo, West Jebel Marra, after attacking the government forces and militia members stationed there. They claim to have killed nine of them. The air force bombed Sur Reng yesterday, according to the rebels.

Mustafa Tambour, military spokesman for the Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel Wahid El Nur (SLM-AW), said that their forces, together combatants of the SLM-MM (led by Minni Minawi) and the SLM for Justice (under the command of Taher Hajar) attacked government troops and militias in the area of Koi, one kilometre south of Golo, on Friday morning.

The rebels further claim to have seized large quantities of weapons and ammunition. Tambour reported that one rebel was killed during the attack.

“The Sudanese Air Force bombed the north-eastern region of Sur Reng on Thursday. They dropped fifteen bombs in total.”

The spokesman claimed that the bombardment did not result in any casualties. “They did leave a trail of destruction in the area, and panic among the population. The explosions also led to some sort of infection in the skin and eyes of the people.”

On Wednesday, he stated that the SLM-AW killed fourteen government soldiers and militiamen in Karmel area, and nine soldiers west of Golo yesterday.

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