SPLA massing troops in Abyei, more clashes expected

Media Monitoring Report, 8 January 2008
(Rai AlShaab)

Reporting form Abyei, (Ray Alshaab daily) quoted what it termed reliable sources disclosing that the SPLA has been reinforcing its military presence around Abyei area prior to launching a military attack on Abyei.

The sources confirmed that the SPLA mobilized its troops and encircled from four sides, saying that an estimated 20,000 SPLA’s troops arrived from Juba, along with their heavy artillery.

Meanwhile, the National Security Organ in Muglad town summoned the Director of Education in Abyei area and questioned him on his initial approval to allow school students to take part in a planned demonstration denouncing attacks of SPLA on Miseria Arab tribesmen.


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