SAF combs South Kordofan to curb threat of armed groups

Media Monitoring Report, 5 September 2007

An armed group operating in the western parts of South Kordofan has
launched the “Justice and Equality Movement – Kordofan Sector” and has declared
war on the government.

The fledgling group told citizens they abducted last Monday and later released that
they had grievances and demands that the central government have to take into

The Secretary-general of the Government of South Kordofan State declined to
identify the group but said that the group has little effect and is composed of not more
than 14 people who are remnants of the Shahama movement. He admitted however
that some of the rebels killed during the attack on Wad-Banda in North Kordofan are
from those western parts of South Kordofan.

AlSahafa reports that the SAF and the other regular forces are combing the area to
uproot this armed group.

On the other hand, the Khartoum Monitor further reports that an unidentified armed
group set fire to three oil tankers in the area between AlDibab and AlMyilad
yesterday. A vehicle belonging to the IGAD was also attacked at Samouaa in the
western part of South Kordofan State between Babanousa and AlFula.

The Executive Director of the AlSalam local administrative unit, Adam Karshoum,
said that they have launched investigations into the crime though it is raining heavily.


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