Sudan: Sudan vows response after surprise lost of Heglig town taken by South Sudan’s People Liberation Army (SPLA)
The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) on Tuesday acknowledged that it has lost control of the oil-rich town of Heglig following what it said was an attack by South Sudan’s People Liberation Army (SPLA) and “mercenaries”.
South Sudan government, was the first to speak about the fighting earlier today when it denounced air attacks by Sudan air force targeting a strategic bridge in Abiemnhom which is situated west of Mayom town that is part of the Unity state.
Juba claimed that the bombing injured four civilians including one child.
South Sudan minister of Information and official spokesperson, Barnaba Benjamin Marial, urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), African Union and Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to condemn Khartoum’s “act of violation” in South Sudan’s airspace which he said is contrary to international principles.