Renewed Fighting in South Kordofan, Sudanese Army & SPLM-N Trade Accusations

Renewed fighting in south Kordofan has resulted to Sudanese army and SPLM-N trade accusations over ceasefire violation.

On Tuesday, SPLM-N accused Sudanese army as the one behind the clashes saying the government forces were attacking their position in Kadugli area in South Kordofan state.

SPLM-N in a statement accused the government army that its supporting militia in raiding the area and thus breaching the declared joint cease fire.

Subsequently, SPLM-N vowed to repel the assailants and calling on international community to condemn the attack and emphasizing that the area is heavily inhabited by civilian population.

On the other hand, Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) through spokesperson Ahmed Khalifa al-Shami said the SPLM-N on Tuesday morning raided Al-Mashaish area, about 38 kilometres west of Kadougli, describing the move as clear violation of the ceasefire.

South Kordofan state and neighbouring Blue Nile state have been the scene of violent conflict between the SPLM-N and Sudanese army since 2011.

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