SAF besieges 45 SPLA soldiers in South Kordofan

08 September 2007 (Miraya FM)

The Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) has said that 45 of its soldiers had been besieged by the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) in Mujlad area of South Kordofan State.

The SPLA's Spokesman, Koul Diem Koul, said that the situation is deteriorating. Koul said that the SPLA squad was moving back to the border of 1/1/56 through South Kordofan State when they were besieged. 

Speaking to Miraya FM the head of the Joint Military Committee, Bior Ajang, said that the SPLA was in an important mission in the area to organize the recent integration of some soldiers.

"The group came back after the arrangement in order to bring those who decided to join the SPLA south to the 1/1/56," said Ajang.

He said that the headquaters of the SAF ordered for the arrest of the SPLA squad because they were carrrying arms. 

"The political leadership of SAF knows the issue," he said adding that contacts on the issue are  continuing between the political leadership of the parties.


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