Sudan: Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army North (SPLM/A-N) rebels say repulsed government attack on South Kordofan village
The rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army North (SPLM/A-N) claimed on Tuesday that they defeated an attempt by government forces to wrestle control of a village in South Kordofan state, killing 27 soldiers and capturing 3 prisoners.
A press release by the SPLM/A-N’s official spokesperson Arnu Ngutulu Lodi said that government forces supported by 10 tanks and 100 vehicles some of them mounted with heavy machine guns attempted on Monday to occupy Daldoko village northeast of the state’s provincial capital Kadugli.
Lodi in a statement exteneded to Sudan Tribune said that the SPLA-N repelled the assailing troops, inflicting heavy losses of lives and military equipments on them. According to Lodi, SPLA-N captured seven tanks, five of them in good conditions, from government forces which fled the area leaving 27 dead bodies on the ground.