Friday 22 May 2015
SPLM-N says it repulsed government attack in Blue Nile
May 22, 2015 (KHARTOUM) -
The rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) said it repulsed a government attack on Thursday in Kalgo area, 45 km west of the Blue Nile state capital, Ed Damazin.
- SPLM-N leader and SRF chairman Malik Agar (photo SPLM-N)
The SPLM-N has been fighting the Sudanese army and their aligned militias in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states since June 2011.
The rebel group said in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune that its fighters in the fourth front of the Angasana Mountains sector had repulsed a government attack against Kolgo on Thursday, noting the attack started at 6:00 am (local time) and continued for six hours.
The statement further said the government army suffered heavy losses while the SPLM-N forces did not incur any losses.
It claimed that 11 government troops were killed in the battle including two officers besides destroying 4 military vehicles and seizing 10 Kalashnikov rifles and RBG ammunition.
The SPLM-N stressed the government troops were forced to withdraw to Damzain and Khor Manza.
A Sudanese army spokesperson was not available for comment.
Since last year, the Sudanese army and its aligned militia have launched the “Decisive Summer” military campaign in a bid to end rebellion in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile.