A new war can be ignite between the North and the South Sudan 1206111

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Defense News - Sudan
 

Sunday, June 12, 2011, 06:24 PM

 
A new war can be ignite between the North and the South Sudan.
 
Intense fighting has begun again since several days between the forces of North and the South Sudan. Again it is the oil which is the stake of the combats, with the area of the South which has the three quarters of national oil reserves, while North has the infrastructures of oil treatment.
     
Intense fighting has begun again since several days between the forces of North and the South Sudan. Again it is the oil which is the stake of the engagements, with the area of the South which has the three quarters of national oil reserves, while North has the infrastructures of oil treatment.
South Sudanese army soldiers
     

When northern Sudanese troops seized the disputed border town of Abyei last month, it was a sign that the fragile six-year-old peace between north and south Sudan was teetering. Embattled fighters in Sudan's flashpoint northern state of Southern Kordofan said on Sunday that they had shot down two northern army planes, claims denied by Khartoum.

"On Friday, our troops shot down two SAF (Sudanese Armed Forces) planes. One was an Antonov bomber in Kalkul and the other was a MiG Joint-3 in Kauda," said Gamar Delman. He is media adviser to former deputy governor Abdelaziz al-Hilu, a key member of the northern branch of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), the ruling party in the south.

Heavy clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and northern members of the former southern rebel army have raged all week across Southern Kordofan, the north's only oil-producing state, with intense fighting in and around state capital Kadugli.

Saturday, June 11, 2011, The Sudan Armed Forces battled Abdelaziz Al Hilu’s forces with tanks, warplanes, infantry and artillery on the seventh consecutive day of fighting in Southern Kordofan. The SAF deployed tanks and infantry to SPLM/A-held areas near Kadugli, used cattle-trucks to round up suspected SPLM sympathizers in Kadugli town, and launched air strikes on targets in the Nuba Mountains, in the border area near Unity State, and near Kadugli.

The air strikes from this week have caused the displacement of 75,000 civilians. They took place in nine areas of Southern Kordofan and continued up to yesterday, June 11, 2011.

     
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