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Clashes in Sudan's Blue Nile state


THE SUDANESE ARMED FORCES ARE IN OPEN CONFLICT TODAY WITH SPLA NORTHERN SECTOR TROOPS IN BLUE NILE STATE. THE CLASHES BROKE OUT LATE LAST NIGHT IN STATE CAPITAL DAMAZIN, AND EACH SIDE HAS ACCUSED THE OTHER OF INSTIGATING THE VIOLENCE. THE SUDANESE GOVERNMENT SAYS TODAY THAT IT HAS PUSHED BACK AN ATTACK BY SUDAN PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY NORTHERN SECTOR TROOPS, SEEN AS ALLIED TO SOUTH SUDAN. BUT THE SPLM'S NORTHERN BRANCH CLAIMS THE SUDANESE ARMY ATTACKED POSITIONS HELD BY ITS FORCES. THE LATEST UNREST HAS RAISED CONCERNS THAT FIGHTING BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES IS SPREADING FROM NEIGHBORING SOUTHERN KORDOFAN STATE BORDER. FOR THE LATEST ON THE SITUATION, WE GO TO VOA’S ALSANOSI AHMED, WHO IS CURRENTLY IN NEIBHORING WHITE NILE STATE

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