The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) has declared plans to launch more ferocious military operations against rebel groups at all battlefields and frontlines in the coming period in order to bring rebellion to an end by the end of the summer campaign.
SAF has been battling the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states since 2011 besides launching attacks in spaced intervals against rebel groups in Darfur.
SAF spokesperson, al-Sawarmi Khaled Saad, told pro-government Ashorooq TV on Wednesday that confrontations with the rebels in the coming period would be more violent, particularly as SAF is at its best military situation following continued successes of the decisive summer campaign in Darfur and South Kordofan.
Authorities in West Kordofan and East Darfur states have ordered deployment of joint military troops to secure the dividing line between areas of Hamar and Ma’alia tribes following renewed fighting between the two ethnic groups which claimed lives of 75 people.
Twenty-two tribesmen were killed in recent clashes between the two tribes in East Darfur state in which heavy and light weapons were used.
Tribal leaders pointed that clashes between Ma’alia and Hamar were triggered by a cattle-looting incident.