SPLA Refuses Withdrawing From Al Dabab and Abu Tarig in S. Kordofan before February Next Year

16 October 2007 (SMC)

SPLA has suggested a timetable for withdrawing from Al Dabab and Abu Tarig in south Kordofan.
The timetable suggested that SPLA elements should start withdrawing from the two respective areas by the end of February next year.

However, political commission for ceasefire determined that SPLA shall withdraw forces from these two areas in a period of one week time.

The commission co chairman Al Dirdiri Mohammed Ahmed said SPLA new timetable is considered a violation to commission's resolution determined in the presence of SPLM representative besides UN member.

Dirdiri said SPLA alleged they can't withdraw because of the rainy season. He explained that SPLA elements there are about some hundreds. He adds that armed forces have offered logistical support to complete withdrawing process like what happened in the east.

But he said SPLA did not respond to the offer. Nevertheless Dirdiri said that they are waiting to hear from UN on the SPLA violations.


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