SPLM-N rebels ‘destroy South Kordofan military garrison’
Combatants of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) reportedly attacked a military garrison in the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan on Friday. In Blue Nile state, 15 farms were demolished in aerial bombardments.
In a press release today, Arnu Ngutulu Lodi, military spokesman for the SPLM-N, stated that rebel fighters destroyed the Mazlagan military garrison between Delling and Kudur. About 30 government troops were killed.
The rebel fighters managed to destroy five four-wheel-drive vehicles, and seized a quantity of military equipment.
After they torched the garrison, the SPLM-N troops withdrew. Four rebels were killed and 11 others injured.
The spokesman added that the rebels decided to attack the garrison to prevent military plans to attack, burn, and pillage civilians and their property. “Our forces remain on high alert, and follow and monitor the movements of the government troops wherever they are.”
On Friday too, an Antonov of the Sudanese Air Force dropped 15 bombs on SPLM-N-controlled areas north and south of Kurmuk in Blue Nile state.
The bombing set 15 farms on fire and many livestock were killed, the rebel spokesman reported in a separate press statement today.
Lodi also pointed to President Al Bashir’s speech on the occasion of Sudan’s Independence Day on Thursday in which he announced the extension of the government's unilateral ceasefire in areas of armed conflict for one month.
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