facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Sudan denies airstrikes against S. Sudan

July 21, 2012 at 2:33 PM   |   Comments

KHARTOUM, Sudan, July 21 (UPI) -- The Sudanese government denies bombing South Sudan, saying airstrikes were aimed at rebels in Darfur and the planes did not cross the border.

In South Sudan, local officials told the Sudan Tribune that two people were injured by airstrikes near Aweil, in the northern part of the country.

But Omer Dahab, a spokesman for the Sudanese team involved in negotiations with South Sudan, said militant members of the Justice and Equality Movement in Darfur attempted to attack Sudan through South Sudan, the official news agency SUNA reported. He said all action against them was on Sudanese territory.

Negotiators for the two countries had agreed to a demilitarized zone along the border and to direct talks without mediators from the African Union. Atif Kiir, speaking for the South Sudan delegation, said the group now wants the AU to become involved again.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked
2
Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison
3
40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike 40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike
4
Man beaten to death by barbell in San Francisco gym Man beaten to death by barbell in San Francisco gym
5
Climate change march attracts hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and others Climate change march attracts hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and others
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback