May 19, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese army accused the Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) of attacking its troops in the North-South border region of Abyei leading to heavy casualties within its ranks.
In a statement issued late Thursday, the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) said that the SPLA ambushed its troops that were part of the Joint Integrated Units (JIU) who were being escorted by peacekeepers from the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS).
SAF spokesperson Al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad who read the statement on Sudan TV said the attack took place when their forces were withdrawing from Abyei towards Goli in the north of the area. He said that pulling SAF units was a decision they took in consultation with UNMIS leadership to prevent “friction” with surrounding SPLA units. Continue reading “Attack Acusation From Both North And South On Abyei”