Khartoum – Rebels in Sudan‘s western Darfur region said on Tuesday that they had seized control of a town from Sudanese government troops, part of their campaign to topple President Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s government.
“Our forces entered Girayda, south of Nyala, and took over the garrison completely,” Abdullah Mursal, spokesperson for the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) faction led by Minni Minnawi, said.
“We want to bring the downfall of the regime. And to do that we have to take over cities before we reach Khartoum,” he added.
Mursal said the rebels, who included fighters from a faction led by Abdelwahid Nour, had captured two armoured personnel carriers, some Landcruisers and weaponry.
Four rebels had been wounded in the fighting, he added.
Sudan‘s army spokesperson could not be immediately reached for comment.
The two rebel factions involved in the attack formed an alliance – called the Sudanese Revolutionary Front – with other fighters in Sudan‘s southern border states late last year.
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