AFRICANGLOBE – The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) attacked Sudanese military convoy outside Dalang or Dilling the second important town in South Kordofan, saying they inflected heavy loses on the army.
Gibreel Adam Bilal, JEM spokesperson, said that the attack started on Saturday around 11 o’clock on the road of Dalang-Dibibad and they pursued the forces to outside of Dalang.
“Our forces are now surrounding the position of the army outside the town”, he added.
However the Sudanese army did not issue a statement on the attack and the official of the official spokesperson was not reachable on Saturday.
The rebel spokesperson added that warplanes were bombing their forces.
Dalang which is at 498 km south to Khartoum, is located north to state capital Kadugli but also it is not far from White Nile state and it is linked by a tarred road with its capital Kosti.
Gibreel said they captured 11 officers and soldiers among them an intelligence captain. He also said they seized four tankers full of fuel and seven vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition, as well as other machineguns.
In a statements released later in the evening the group also said they killed some 52 Sudanese troops.
JEM rebels who seemingly are now permanently established in South Kordofan say this attack is in line with their plans to attack the capital.
“This attacks aims to weaken the lines of the army forces deployed in the road towards the capital Khartoum”, said Gibreel.
JEM rebels on 2 July had already attempted to attack the town but the Sudanese army repulsed the attack.
The rebel coalition of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front say they want to topple the regime and adopted a plan aiming to control main cities in the country before to head towards the capital.