Darfur: Sudan Armed Forces clashed with Justice and Equality Movement and Sudan Liberation Movement Minnawi faction, 21 killed
Sudanese government armed forces clashed yesterday with rebels from the western region of Darfur, leaving 21 killed from both sides, army spokesman Al-Sawarmi Khaled said today.
The fighting took place when rebels from the Justice and Equality Movement, the biggest armed group in the region, and the Sudan Liberation Movement faction led by Minni Minnawi, ambushed a military convoy on the road between El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur state, and Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state, Khaled said.
“The armed forces successfully quashed the ambush,” Khaled said by phone from Khartoum, the Sudanese capital. “The battle lasted for four hours.”
Eight soldiers were killed from the armed forces, while the rebels lost 13 fighters in the battle, he said.