‘Villages shelled, Sudan forces killed in Central Darfur’: rebels

The SLM-AW claims killing more than a dozen Sudanese forces near Fanga and Rokoro, and report that people in three villages have been displaced by the army.

The armed rebel Sudan Liberation Movement, led by Abdel Wahid El Nur, has announced the killing of nineteen Sudanese military forces and militiamen near Fanga and near Rokoro, Central Darfur. The rebels reported that three villages were shelled, and residents fled on Monday.

The spokesman for the SLM-AW further announced the destroying of six large vehicles loaded with ammunition, military supplies and large quantities of weapons.

“Nineteen government forces and militiamen were killed, and others were wounded at Dalo area, north of Fanga, and Dar El Aman, north of Rokoro,” Mustafa Tambur told Radio Dabanga. He claimed that the rebel forces repulsed their attacks and forced them to flee, leaving behind their dead and wounded.

On the same subject, Tambur revealed that a a number of civilians were displaced because of the government troops' and militiamen's shelling of a number of villages in Central Darfur, with rockets and heavy artillery, on Monday.

He pointed out that the residents of three villages have been displaced, after Dar El Aman, Rijad Solo, and Tara partially burned down. He appealed to humanitarian organisations in the area to accelerate the rescue of the victims, and provide them with assistance.

The Sudanese Air Force bombed Solo and Dalo, west of Rokoro, last Thursday, according to the rebels' spokesman. The SLM-AW has been actively engaged in fighting the Sudanese Armed Forces and allied militias over the past week in this area, which is part of the mountainous East Jebel Marra.