Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sudan's army bombed the south

The army of South Sudan on Friday accused Khartoum of bombing a village near the alleged border. The army added that Juba is prepared to defend against any attack that occurs in this area. "There have been bombings in Unity State, both on Thursday morning and Friday, by northern troops. Three people were killed Thursday morning," said Philip Aguer, an army spokesman in the south.

This is just one month prior to the distribution of the oil fields of strategic state, according to Friday accused the troops of the south. The July 9 South Sudan should become a sovereign state after the announcement last February victory for the supporters of independence from Khartoum in the self-determination referendum held there.

The fighting between the Army forces in southern Sudan and in border areas have fled to between 30,000 and 40,000 of the 60,000 inhabitants of the town of Kadugli, capital of South Kordofan State. "In Kadugli, Sudanese armed forces have declared that they have taken control of the city.

There are systematic control of armed men on the main roads in and around the city. There are large-scale looting, including UN offices and NGOs, "said spokeswoman Elizabeth Byrs. The spokesman for OCHA, the UN humanitarian office said that in addition to the flight of half the population of the town of Kadugli, several nearby villages have also been deserted.

According to the IOM, 56% of the displaced are women and 21% children under five years, and 10% of the displaced are women with babies.

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