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Sudan Air Force bombs villages in Blue Nile

January 31 - 2016 BAU
An Antonov 12b of the Sudan Air Force (file picture). These are ageing (production of the An-12 ended in 1973) transport aircraft that have been retrofitted as bombers. Very unsophisticated and equally inaccurate and thus indiscriminate; barrel bombs are simply rolled out of the cargo hatch.
An Antonov 12b of the Sudan Air Force (file picture). These are ageing (production of the An-12 ended in 1973) transport aircraft that have been retrofitted as bombers. Very unsophisticated and equally inaccurate and thus indiscriminate; barrel bombs are simply rolled out of the cargo hatch.

On Thursday, an Antonov of the Sudanese Air Force bombed the western part of Bau locality in Blue Nile state.

The ten barrel bombs dropped on the villages of Malken, Ullu and Alrom destroyed many farms. Nine cows and 17 goats were killed. The villagers were terrified, Arnu Ngutulu Lodi, the spokesman for the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) reported in a press statement on Saturday.

He denounced the targeting of civilians and their properties that exist “mainly of small farms and a few head of livestock”.

The spokesman stated that this is the “systematic policy adopted by the National Congress Party regime in its war against its own people in the Nuba Mountains [South Kordofan] and the Blue Nile in 2011”. This policy includes the tightening of the “economic siege against civilians and the barring of humanitarian access for political gains”.


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