President Omar Hassan al-Bashir during his visit to the North Darfur state capital of El-Fasher on March 8, 2009. The President addressed a crowd of thousands in El Fashir., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)
Sudan: SLM-AN Claims Killing 83 Sudanese Soldiers
24 November 2012
Ed El-Nabq — The Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdelwahid al-Nur (SLM-AN) announced killing 83 Sudanese soldiers in the area of Ed el-Nabq, in Kabkabiya locality, North Darfur.
Mustafa Tambour, the movement's spokesman, also said the attack left four Sudanese soldiers mildly injured.
The spokesman told Radio Dabanga that the movement attacked an army camp at about 6am on Friday, adding the rebels have now 'full control' of the region.
Besides, the SLM-AN claims to have seized 'heavy and light weapons, various types of ammunition and five Land Cruiser vehicles'.
Witnesses' confirm clashes
Witnesses and local residents from Kabkabiya confirmed to Radio Dabanga that clashes between the rebels and the government took place in the area.
They also confirmed the defeat of the government forces inside their camp, saying they counted more than 30 dead soldiers.
Lastly, sources claimed to have seen two Renault vehicles carrying many wounded to be treated at the Kabkabiya hospital on Friday.
Radio Dabanga could not contact the Sudanese army for comments.