Sudan: Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM/N)-Agar says Sudanese army attacking its positions in Blue Nile
Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM/N)-Agar said its fighters repulsed an attack by the government forces in the Blue Nile state on Monday.
“On the second day of Eid al-Fitr feast 26/6/2017 at 5:00 am, SPLM/N forces in Blue Nile region repulsed NCP forces and militias attack on an SPLA/N position in Khour Jadad area,” said SPLM-N-Agar spokesperson Mubarak Ardol in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Tuesday.
The statement said the battle lasted for two hours, pointing the regime’s troops and militias have been dispersed leaving behind scores dead and injured besides large quantities of weapons and ammunition.
Ardol described the government attack as “clear violation for the declared cessation of hostilities”, saying it is a desperate attempt to take advantage of the organisational crisis within the SPLM-N.