Holdout group denies ambushing Sudanese patrol in Jebel Marra


August 5, 2022 (KHARTOUM) – The holdout Sudan Liberation Army led by Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLA-AW)denied the movement’s involvement in a recent bloody attack on the government forces in Jebel Marra.

Five soldiers were killed as a result of an ambush on a joint patrol of Sudanese army, police and RSF fighters outside Raqabat al-Jamal area near Golo town in Jebel Marra, Central Darfur State on Thursday.

“The group that carried out the attack is a militia that is well known to the military government,” said the military spokesman Walid Mohamed Abkar “Tango” in a statement extended to Sudan tribune.

Tango added that the group that attacked the patrol is led by Bahr Hassan Hammadi, Jamaat Abu Saleh, Siddiq Gedo, Mohamed Abdel Aziz and others.

He further said that the two cars seized by the faction are now in an area located southwest of Kabkabiya of North Darfur State.

“Last July, the same faction seized a car belonging to the Rokero municipality north of Jebel Marra, with the knowledge of the government and its security forces which remained indifferent”, further said Tango.

The military spokesman added that the area where the attack took place was not under their control.

The SLA-AW announced a unilateral cession of hostility after the collapse of the al-Bashir regime in April 2019.

Accordingly, aid groups have resumed their humanitarian activities in the mountainous area of Jebel Marra where they are based together with some breakaway factions.

The non-signatory group refuses to join the Juba peace agreement saying they want a national conference to discuss the root causes of the conflict which erupted in 2003.

(ST)

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Publish date : 2022-08-06 10:36:18

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