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Government base overtaken in Sudan

Dec. 25, 2012 at 4:53 PM   |   Comments

GOLO, Sudan, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A battle in Central Darfur between Sudanese government and revolutionary troops has resulted in the capture of a government military base in Golo, Sudan.

The Sudan Revolutionary Forces claimed Monday it had captured a major base operated by the Sudanese Armed Forces, leaving the army with only two bases in the area -- but independent Radio Dabanga reported Monday local residents witnessed bombings of the area by the military and troop movements into the area.

A spokesman for the Sudan Revolutionary Force said 90 Sudanese Armed Forces soldiers were killed in the battle and the force lost the base and about 15 trucks.

Several of the trucks were equipped with Dushka guns, a type of heavy machine gun, he said.

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