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South Kordofan rebels claim ambush on army

February 26 - 2016 DELLING
SPLM-N rebel fighters in Dondor, eastern Nuba Mountains (June 2013)
SPLM-N rebel fighters in Dondor, eastern Nuba Mountains (June 2013)

Rebel fighters in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan claim an ambush on Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) on the road from Dibebad to Delling on Thursday. “23 soldiers” were killed. 

Arnu Ngutulu Lodi, spokesman for the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), said that their troops under the command of General Daud Ashaiya attacked a logistical reinforcement convoy on the road to Khorsana and Kadugli, the capital of South Kordofan. 

The rebels destroyed several vehicles, including four T-55 tanks and others that carried weapons. Lodi reported that on their side, two fighters were wounded. 

Last week, Lodi reported that a couple of villages in Dalami county were bombed for three days in a row. 

Last October, the umbrella Sudan Revolutionary Front (of which the SPLM-N is a member) announced an unilateral ceasefire in Darfur and South Kordofan and Blue Nile for six months. The Sudanese government responded with announcing a one-month ceasefire, that was extended until the end of January. Around that time informal peace talks between the Sudanese govt. delegation and SPLM-N representatives in Berlin again reached a deadlock, over the cessation of hostilities and the provision of humanitarian aid in the Two Areas.

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