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SLM-AW rebels claim attack on Abu Tira convoy in Central Darfur

January 7 - 2014 NIERTETI

The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) announced the killing of nine Sudanese military police troops this morning in an attack on a military convoy near Nierteti in Central Darfur.

Mustafa Tambur, the spokesman for the Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel Wahid El Nur (SLM-AW), operating under the banner of the SRF, told Radio Dabanga that their forces today (Tuesday) at about 9am, attacked a military convoy composed of Central Reserve Forces (Abu Tira) in the area of Foka Dako, west of Nierteti town.

The rebel forces killed nine troops, injured others, and seized four vehicles mounted with machine guns, as well as large quantities of weapons. The remnant of the convoy fled in the direction of Nierteti and Zalingei.

Tambur added that after the battle, aerial bombardments on the areas west of Jebel Marra and Wadi Touro led to the burning of large tracts of farmland and the killing of large numbers of livestock.

File photo: Abu Tira troops

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