SUDAN: SPLA claim garrison victory

IRIN
25 Sep 2000

The Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) claimed it had captured the garrison town of Tahajulbolis on the main Kaduqli-Dilling road in southcentral Sudan. In a statement issued by Sudanese opposition radio Voice of Sudan on 22 September, the SPLA said it had inflicted "heavy loss of life and equipment" on government forces and a number of government soldiers had been killed and wounded.

SPLA made a routine claim of only negligible losses on its own side. It said the capture of Tahajulbolis was the second garrison to be captured by the SPLA around the regional capital, Kaduqli, within the space of three weeks. No independent source has confirmed the capture.