Darfur rebels in South Kordofan 'clash' with army
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Rebels from Sudan's Darfur region said they clashed on Sunday with government forces in embattled South Kordofan state, where other Islamic fascisti reported repulsing a government offensive.
The fighting is the latest since Sudan and South Sudan -- which Khartoum accuses of backing the rebels -- last week resumed African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
-led talks in Æthiopia to resolve security and other crucial issues.
Darfur's Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said 10 government soldiers were killed in the fighting between El Muglad and El Dibb, in northwestern South Kordofan just over the border from Darfur.
"Some on our side were maimed but nobody killed," said JEM front man Gibril Adam Bilal.
Casualty claims are difficult to verify, with access to South Kordofan restricted.
Army front man Sawarmi Khaled Saad denied that a clash had occurred and said the JEM does not have "any presence or activity in South Kordofan state."
The JEM began its Darfur uprising almost a decade ago.
Last year they and other Darfur Islamic fascisti joined a Revolutionary Front to work together to overthrow the Arab-dominated Khartoum regime that they say is unrepresentative of the country's diversity.
Another Revolutionary Front member, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), is active in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
SPLM-N on Sunday said it had repulsed government soldiers who tried to seize two rebel-held villages near the South Kordofan state capital of Kadugli.
The army tried on Friday to take Dloka village, 13 kilometres (eight miles) south of Kadugli, as well as a second community northeast of the government-controlled capital, SPLM-N front man Arnu Ngutulu Lodi said.
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