South Sudanese rebels launched an offensive to retake a key town near the border with Ethiopia today in what the United Nations said was a clear violation of a truce agreement.
Armed men raided the offices of a Sudanese newspaper on Saturday evening and severely beat the chief editor who had called for normalisation of ties with Israel, a colleague said.
The Sudanese army said it killed 110 rebels as it repelled an assault in South Kordofan state today, although the insurgents denied the death toll.
The shelling took place close to the border with South Sudan, which seceded in 2011.
The Sudanese Army says at least 45 rebels have been killed in Sudan`s North Darfur after they attacked the military.
Four foreigners investigating the debris from recent fighting between Sudan and South Sudan have been captured in the Heglig oilfield area, Khartoum`s military said.
Khalil Ibrahim, 54, who led the Justice and Equality Movement, was wounded on Thursday evening in a clash.
Aid workers in the Yida camp said military aircraft crossed the border and dropped bombs on Thursday in and around the camp.
Sudan`s Army says rival southern forces have attacked its troops.
Heavy clashes between
the Sudanese Army and a coalition of armed groups in north
Darfur caused a number of casualties on both sides, the Army
and rebels said on Tuesday.
Satellite images indicate a major deployment of military hardware by the Sudanese Army.
International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Sudan`s President.
The US urges UN peacekeepers to be more aggressive in protecting civilians.
Officials say that clashes between
Sudan`s army and Darfur`s most powerful rebel group have left
more than 160 people dead.
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