South Sudan: Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) say attacked by Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) in South Kordofan
The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) on Monday changed its earlier version about the events that took place in South Kordofan over the weekend saying that it clashed with the Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA).
SAF spokesperson Al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad was quoted by Sudan news agency (SUNA) as saying that on Sunday SPLA units carried a wide-scale attack in Umm Dorain about 12km southeast of South Kordofan’s capital state of Kadugli.
The military official said that the SAF company in the area “bravely carried out their duties” but were overwhelmed by a large influx of SPLA forces and were thus forced to withdraw to other positions.
The fighting led to one death and seven injuries from the SAF side, Sa’ad revealed.