Fresh clashes erupted between the two factions of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-North) in Blue Nile state over the weekend.
Col. Juma Al-Hadi Guri, the spokesperson of the SPLA-North faction allied to Abdel-Aziz Al-Hilu in Blue Nile, confirmed to Radio Tamazuj yesterday that heavy clashes erupted between the two sides on Sunday.
Gori accused troops loyal to Malik Agar of attacking civilians at Yabus. He claimed that the attackers looted citizens’ properties and killed four people.
He explained that the clashes erupted when their forces went to rescue the civilians. The spokesman claimed that they killed 30 soldiers loyal to Malik Agar and captured 43 others.
Separately, Malik Agar confirmed in a statement that there were clashes between the two forces in Blue Nile. However, the group did not give more details about the clashes.
Agar’s group said that the clashes erupted in Yabus on Sunday, saying the confrontation was a result of attempts by Abdel-Aziz Al-Hilu to impose his new leadership in Blue Nile.