SPLA-N claims 'destruction of two Sudan government patrols'
July 9, 2013 (Radio Dabanga)
The Sudan People's Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) claims to have destroyed two separate Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) patrols in the Nuba Mountains area of South Kordofan, killing 26 government troops, for the loss of "one dead and three slightly wounded".
Speaking to Radio Dabanga, the official spokesman for the SPLA-N, Arnu Ngutulu Lodi, has said that "heavy casualties were inflicted and military equipment was captured" in two separate encounters.
On Sunday, an SAF patrol heading for Abu Zabed was reportedly ambushed between Al Dabker and Injemaina villages in the Al Sonot area.
"Four government troops were killed and the SPLA-N captured a Land Cruiser pickup in good condition," Lodi said. "One SPLA-N member was killed."
On Monday, a patrol heading to Farshai was reportedly ambushed and destroyed between Dilling city and Sunjukai. Lodi says that the bodies of 22 SAF troops were "left on the ground" after the rebels "identified some of them via their military ID".
Lodi says that in this encounter, three SPLA-N cadres were "slightly wounded", while "one Korean-made jeep and a 12.7mm machine gun were captured in good condition."
Radio Dabanga was unable to independently verify these reports.
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