Darfur: New fighting reported in Darfur between Sudan army and Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) rebels
Sudanese government forces and rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) clashed today in South Darfur state for the first time since several months, the two parties said.
The fighting took place at Khor Taan, 50km east of South Darfur state capital, Nyala. None of the two belligerents provided the details of human causalities but JEM claimed capturing 13 vehicles.
JEM “captured 13 vehicles and destroyed many more. Three of JEM fighters were injured in the combat, none of them seriously,” said JEM military spokesperson Ali Alwafi.
The rebel group said clashes erupted when the government troops attacked one of their mobile units while the Sudanese police said the rebels ambushed a commercial convoy escorted by its forces.