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Rebels claim killing 17 Sudanese soldiers, N. Darfur

February 25 - 2013 EAST JEBEL MARRA

The Sudan Liberation Movement - Juba Unity (SLM - Juba Unity) led Ahmed Abdel Shafi announced clashing with government troops in the area of Al Aradeeb Al Ashara, East Jebel Marra in North Darfur. The movement claims 17 Sudanese soldiers were killed in the clashes.

The movement's leader, Ahmed Abdel Shafi' said in a press statement issued on Saturday that the Sudanese armed forces were on their way to one of the movement's bases in search of six prisoners. He added the armed forces were led by commander, Ismail Adam Yahya.

Furthermore, the movement claimed destroying nine cars and seizing four Land Cruiser vehicles mounted with Dushka's machine guns. In addition, the movement's leader stated five Sudanese soldiers were captured; Haroun Yahya Jamous, Shams el-Deen Hamid Jouda, Hassab el-Kareem Abdel Nabi, Jamal el-Deen Mahmoud and Suleiman Gasim.

Abdel Shafi said that two of the movement's men were killed during the battle and three men were injured.

File photo: SLM - Juba Unity leader Ahmed Abdel Shafi

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