Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Darfur rebels hit oil field

China Daily
[...]The attack on the field on the edge of South Darfur appeared to be another sign that Darfur's violence was spreading across the region

"The government garrison guarding the oil field was totally destroyed," the National Redemption Front rebel group said in a statement. "Numerous soldiers, including high-ranking officers and generals, have surrendered," the rebels said, claiming to have shot down an army helicopter and to have captured a "substantial amount" of weapons and military vehicles.

A Sudanese military spokesman denied the army had surrendered, saying its troops had "inflicted heavy causalities on the rebels, who withdrew from the area." He spoke on condition of anonymity in line with official policy[...]

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