Title: Sudanese army says it repulsed an attack by the rebel SPLM-N in South Kordofan
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 12-02-2014, 02:39 PM
Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) announced Monday that it had repulsed an attack lunched by rebels of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) on Alahimar area in South Kordofan state, denying claims by the rebels that they take control of the area.
“At the time when Khartoum’s government is negotiating with the SPLM-N on Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states in Addis Ababa hoping to reach a comprehensive peace, the rebels of SPLM-N infiltrated across the mountains at 5 am on Monday morning and attacked Alahimar area”. SAF Spokesman, al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad said in a statement
He added that the rebels tried to enter the region and grab it, but the armed forces repulsed the attack, pointing out that the rebels left behind their wounded and dead who are still being counted, adding that SAF lost one soldier and 22 were injured.
The Blue Nile and South Kordofan’s conflict erupted months apart from each other in 2011 when Sudan attempted to forcibly disarm SPLM-N fighters it accuses of being backed by their brother-in-arms in the South Sudanese army.