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LJM-Wafi 'kill 10 Sudanese troops' in East Jebel Marra ambush

October 22 - 2013 AMARJADEED

Defectors from the Tijani Sese-led Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM), claim to have killed ten government troops during a battle with the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) in the area of Amarjadeed, East Jebel Marra.

Witnesses from the area confirmed that the battle took place with the breakaway faction named LJM-Wafi, after its leader Ibrahim Jibril Abu Wafi. 

Speaking to Radio Dabanga Wafi said his group ambushed the SAF troops on Monday, as reprisal for air raids carried out by the Sudanese Air Force on civilians in East Darfur on Sunday. He claimed that, apart from killing ten SAF troops, they seized two Land Cruisers.

The LJM is signatory to the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), which was signed in Qatar in 2011.

Field commander Ibrahim Jibril Abu Wafi of the LJM West Sector, announced last June that he and a group of 374 soldiers of his faction had split from the mainstream-LJM. He claimed that Sese had "abandoned" them and they felt marginalised by the armed wing of the LJM. 

File photo by Albert González Farran/Unamid

Related: 

Intensive air raids on villages in East and North Darfur kill 12, injure more than 10 (21 October 2013)

Security arrangements for LJM forces in Darfur start directly after the Eid (18 October 2013)

Faction of LJM splits as former Darfur rebel soldiers ‘feel marginalised’ (7 June 2013)


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