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Monday, November 27, 2006

Sudan rebels attack oil fields

Today in Sudan, another rebel group-the National Redemption Front (NRF)-has taken control of one of Sudan's oil fields.
    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Darfur rebels have attacked an oil field in Southern Kordofan, making a rare eastward extension of their campaign toward central Sudan, the rebels and government said Monday.

    The National Redemption Front said its fighters had seized the Abu Jabra oil field on the edge of South Darfur and Southern Kordofan on Sunday.

    "The government garrison guarding the oil field was totally destroyed," the NRF said in a statement. "Numerous soldiers, including high ranking officers and generals, have surrendered." Read more.
This is not to be mistaken with Darfurian rebels. These rebels are from southern Sudan where the 20 year war finally signed a peace treaty in 2005.

Their leader became part of the government. He was killed in a plane crash 3 weeks after his inauguration.

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