Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

5 February 2013

Sudan: '60 Fighters of the Syrian Regime' in Port Sudan Hospital

Port Sudan — Sources from the city of Port Sudan, capital of the Red Sea state, assert that 60 Syrian fighters supporting the Assad regime were admitted at a local military hospital on Tuesday.

Some of them are "badly wounded", they told Radio Dabanga.

There are conflicting accounts concerning how the Syrian group arrived at the hospital. Some witnesses claim the troops flew from Damascus to Khartoum and from there to Port Sudan.

Others are suggesting to Radio Dabanga they were transferred with a frigate to Port Sudan from a Russian offshore navy hospital based in Syria.

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