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Rebels ‘repulse attacks’ in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

May 19 - 2016 NUBA MOUNTAINS
SPLM-N fighters (Wikimedia Commons)
SPLM-N fighters (Wikimedia Commons)

The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) claims to have repulsed two attacks by Sudanese government forces and allied militias on targets in Delling locality in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan.

In a statement to Radio Dabanga, SPLM-N military spokesman Arno Ngutulu Lodi says that the Movement’s Alshareet Al Ramli sector under command of Lt. Col. Abud Alkarib, and overall command of Brig. Gen. Daud Ashaia repulsed attacks against areas in Delling locality, on Friday and Saturday.

“On Friday, our forces repulsed and dispersed government forces from Al Karko area. “They fled, leaving  six dead soldiers in the field. We pursued them until Shifir.

“On Saturday, we dispersed a pro-government militia, who were attempting to steal cattle from civilians in the Kujuria area. They left three dead men on the ground, and all of the stolen cattle were returned to their owners.”

Lodi said that his Movement is closely monitoring a government convoy called Shaheed Hussien Jabradar, which has arrived to reinforce the Jundak Ya Watan convoy. “It is the government’s second attempt to occupy the Kega hills and Angarto, northeast of Talodi town,” he explained.

SPLM-N fighters reportedly ambushed the first convoy in March, killing several government officers and destroying capturing a quantity of materiel.

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