Title: Sudan’s security announces end of the insurgency this year
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 01-09-2015, 03:02 PM
Jan 09, 2015-Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-The director Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), Mohamed Atta, announced on Thursday that this year would be the end of insurgency in the country, stressing that the security agencies are ready to crush the rebellion
At the opening ceremony of the NISS offices in Northern state, Atta said that the efforts would continue to set up offices in all localities, emphasizing the ability of security agencies to maintain the security and stability of the country
Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) has vowed a “decisive winter” military operations to end all rebellion in South Kordofan, announcing that the current winter will be "decisive" in operations against the rebellion, stressing its commitment to peace process if the armed movements lay down their arms and sit down to resolve differences peacefully.
On 14 April 2014, the Sudanese government publically launched its “Decisive Summer” military operation to “end all rebellion in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur.” Since then, Amnesty International has received reports of indiscriminate aerial bombardments and other attacks on civilian areas in and around Kauda, and in Um Dorein and Delami counties.
The organization has also received disturbing reports of attacks against civilian structures, including two hospitals, and the office of a local NGO.
The fighting, which began on 5 June 2011, between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) and the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) has had a devastating impact on civilians in Southern Kordofan. The conflict has been characterized by indiscriminate attacks by both parties, including aerial bombardments by the SAF. Scores of men, women and children have been injured and killed; homes, schools, clinics and other civilian structures have been destroyed. The attacks have generated widespread fear among the civilian population. The government has prevented access to humanitarian assistance and, combined with the severely disrupted daily activities such as farming and education, this has left thousands of civilians in a precarious situation.