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Rebel killed in Sudanese air strike in East Jebel Marra

June 21 - 2015 ROKORO
Mountains of East Jebel Marra, 2007 (Robert Lankenau)
Mountains of East Jebel Marra, 2007 (Robert Lankenau)

The Sudanese Air Force struck Ruvata in East Jebel Marra on Saturday. Reportedly one rebel fighter was killed and four were wounded. Several hundred of livestock were killed in the explosions.

The military spokesman of the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement, led by Abdel Wahid El Nur (SLM-AW) told Radio Dabanga that the air raids caused widespread displacement in Ruvata, an area under the control of the rebels east of Fanga.

The bombing resulted in the killing of one SLM-AW fighter, and the injury of four others.

“I received reports that 320 cows and sheep and over 183 camels were killed,” spokesman Mustafa Tambur said.

Residents in the area have fled their homes, according to Tambur.

The Sudanese army is in control of Fanga, and managed to regain control of Rokoro, south-west of Ruvata, one week ago. More than a dozen of civilians were reportedly killed by shelling from the military forces in Fanga.

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