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SPLA-N 'attacks Sudan troops inside South Kordofan capital'

June 11 - 2013 KADUGLI

The spokesman for the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) claims his forces carried out attacks against government troops and militias inside and near Kadugli, the capital of South Kordofan, on Sunday.

“In retaliation to the (ruling) National Congress Party regime Air Force attacks which targeted Kauda, Atmur and other areas around Kadugli with MiG fighters, SPLA-N forces launched successful attacks against NCP military and militia camps west of Kadugli city on Sunday,” Arnu Ngutulu Lodi told Radio Dabanga.

The SPLA-N now claims control of the Kuhliat area and nearby Mujama, a suburb of Kadugli. Lodi said “the enemy suffered heavy casualties” of both fighters and military equipment. He suggested this is Khartoum's fourth attempt to recapture these areas.

The rebel movement calls on civilians inside Kadugli “to distance themselves from military camps because they are direct targets of fire by rebel forces in its campaign to remove the regime in Khartoum.” The spokesman added the campaign to topple the NCP “will not stop.”

Radio Dabanga was unable to independently verify these reports.

File photo: Kadugli

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