New group threatens to restrict UN movement in Southern Kordofan

26 February 2008

According to a statement circulated in Kadugli, Southern Kordofan, on 23 February, a newly formed group called the “Rawarga Sons General Union” has accused the “Movement Army” of violating the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and committing repeated assassinations in the area.

The statement also criticized state authorities as well as other governmental entities for failing to take action against the perpetrators of such crimes.

The Union stated there would be no immunity accorded to any Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) official or Sudan People’s Liberation Army commanders inside or outside Kadugli. The statement also said that UN vehicles would not be granted immunity to travel through Hawazma tribal land to reach SPLM areas.

UNMIS Sector Commander Col. Sherif Seif Eldien Hussein will go with Sudan Armed Forces Fifth Division Commander Maj. Gen. Abed Al Azeem to Torge (south of Kadugli) tomorrow (February 27) to assess the security situation. An emergency Area Joint Military Committee will be held on 28 February to discuss security in the area.


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