The official spokesman of the Sudanese Armed Forces, Colonel Sawarmi Khaled Saad, addresses the media in Khartoum on October 31, 2011 on the situation in South Kordofan state, where clashes have occured., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Sudan: Armed Forces Repulse SPLM-North Attack Against Moraib Area in South Kordufan, Inflict Them With Heavy Loss
25 August 2012
Sudan News Agency
Khartoum — The Armed Forces announced the repulsion of an attack by the rebels of the Sudan People Liberation Movement - North (SPLM- North) against Al-Moraib area, some 29 Km West to Al-Abbasiya in South Kordofan, inflecting them heavy loss in lives.
In this regard, the Spokesman of the Armed Forces, Col. Asawarmi Khalid Sa'ad said in a statement to SUNA that the rebels of the SPLM-North in South Kordufan until the morning of Friday 24 August had been terrorizing and intimidating the secured citizens and cut the road linking Al-Abbasiya and Abu Gibaiha and attacked the sanctuary and proprieties of innocent citizens and later entered into the village of Al-Moraib, some 29 Km West to Al-Abbasiya area and desecrated the Mosque of the village.
"Accordingly, the Armed Forces moved towards Al-Moraib area and clashed with the rebels and drove them outside the area," explained Col. Sa'ad, adding that the Armed Forces then carried out a wide combing operation starting from Abu Karshola to Um Baraka, Al-Unainan and Al-Farasha areas where they succeeded to remove and to destroy all the resistances of the rebels and killed 11 elements.
The Spokesman of the Armed Forces explained that the SPLM-North, in revenge, attacked the Armed Forces in Al-Moraib area two times in a bid to recapture the area but the Armed Forces have repulsed them and inflicted them with more 17 deaths while one person was Martyred and 9 other injured from the side of the Armed Forces.