3 June 2012

Sudan: Front Claims Government Defeat in North Darfur Locality

Al Lait Jar Al Naby — The Sudan Revolutionary Front claims it defeated government forces in Fataha in Al Lait Jar al Naby locality on Saturday in North Darfur.

Justice and Equality Movement military spokesman Badawi Sakin Musa told Radio Dabanga that JEM and the Sudan Liberation Movement Unity faction carried out the attack.

He said the Front managed to gain control of 18 government vehicles.

Musa said the Front is prepared to enter any area where there are government forces.

Sudanese army spokesman Al Sawarmi Khaled Saad told the government owned Sudan news agency (SUNA) the army killed 40 rebels and destroyed many trucks.

He said there was a number of soldiers killed and wounded but did not give a number.

He accused the movements that entered Fataha of looting home's and the village market forcing them to flee.

Badawi Sakin Musa strongly denied the Front had looted residents and that it had lost 40 fighters, describing the claims as 'false advertising'.

In a statement on Sunday the governor of North Darfur said the security situation was stable in all parts of Al Lait Jar al Naby following the attack on Fataha.

He said the army took control and is in full control of all regions.

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