Title: Sudan’s army announces “Decisive Winter” to end rebellion in South Kordofan
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 11-28-2014, 03:13 PM
Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-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.
SAF’S Chief of staff of the 5th and 14th ground grades in Southern Kordofan State, Ahmad Abdullah Al-Naw, announced on Thursday that the army is ready to put an end to attacks launched by the rebel movements in Southern Kordofan, pointing out that his visit to the State was part of the army's readiness to play its role towards the State and its citizens, reiterating the call for rebels to peace in order to preserve the blood of citizens, adding that the army extends white hand for rebels to enter into dialogue that ends the war
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.