Khartoum — The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) announced on Saturday that it repulsed fresh attempts by rebels of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army North (SPLM/A-N) to capture areas around Talodi town in South Kordofan’s State.
SAF‘s official spokesman, Al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad, told the Sudanese Media Center (SMC), a pro-government news website, that their forces had managed to completely defeat SPLA-N forces which, according to him, left behind a great number of dead soldiers as well as materiel.
The army spokesman added that their forces were still chasing rebels’ remnants in order to force them to retreat behind the 1956 border strip with neighboring South Sudan.
Similarly, the governor of South Darfur State in western Sudan, Hamad Isma‘il, said on Saturday that SAF had re-captured in his state the areas of Um Dafoug, Sisban and Hofrat Al-Nuhas into which rebels of the Sudan Liberation Movement Minnawi faction (SLM-MN) entered in the last few days.
Addressing a public rally in the state’s capital Nyala, the governor said that SAF fought a “decisive battle” on Friday against the invading forces and killed 300 rebels.
Isma’il told the crowd that SAF‘s motto in fighting the rebels is “don’t bring back anyone alive” adding that the army is well prepared