Search: Look for:   Last 1 Month   Last 6 Months   All time
Home :: World

Over 50 rebels killed in Blue Nile state: Sudanese army

Sudan,Politics, Sun, 22 Apr 2012 IANS

Khartoum, April 22 (IANS) The Sudanese army Sunday claimed to have killed over 50 cadres and arrested 17 others from the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement-Northern Sector (SPLM-N) and seized control of three areas in the troubled Blue Nile state, the official SUNA news agency reported.


"The (Sudanese) armed forces have managed, during their military operations in Blue Nile state, to kill more than 50 rebels and arrested 17 others," reported Xinhua citing Major General Murtada Abdalla, commander of the fourth infantry in Damazin as telling SUNA.


Fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and SPLM-N erupted in South Kordofan state in June last year, just one month before South Sudan officially announced its secession from Sudan, and spread to nearby Blue Nile in September.


Blue Nile state occupies a strategic location as it borders Ethiopia. Around 20,000 of SPLM-N fighters who fought alongside South Sudan against the Sudanese government during the civil war between the north and south are in the Blue Nile State.


The SPLM-N started a war in September against the government in Blue Nile State and controlled some major towns in the area.


Manohar Lal being presented with a memento
Manoj Tiwari BJP Relief meets the family members of late Ankit Sharma
Haryana CM Manohar Lal congratulate former Deputy PM Lal Krishna Advani on his 92nd birthday
King of Bhutan, the Bhutan Queen and Crown Prince meeting the PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi welcomes the King of Bhutan
Post comments:
Your Name (*) :
Your Email :
Your Phone :
Your Comment (*):
  Reload Image




Excellent Hair Fall Treatment
Careers | Privacy Policy | Feedback | About Us | Contact Us | | Latest News
Copyright © 2015 NEWS TRACK India All rights reserved.