Sudan rebels widen offensive
Residents in the South Kordofan state capital Kadugli said suspected rebel shelling was reported Saturday evening on the outskirts of the town. Sudanese rebels said they attacked five areas in North and South Kordofan states on Saturday, widening an anti-government offensive in one of their most audacious acts in years. "This is a significant shift in the war in Sudan," Abdel Wahid Mohammed al-Nur, who heads a faction of Darfur's Sudan Liberation Army, told AFP.
In Umm Rawaba, the second largest town in North Kordofan, residents said rebels arrived Saturday morning on at least 20 vehicles for a brief occupation. They fired their weapons into the air, causing panic, but met no initial resistance from security forces, townspeople said.
"We just saw some drones in the air," one resident said, adding that the insurgents looted the market.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Daily Nation