Sudan Says Government Troops Retake Town of Hameshkorib
Sudanese troops recaptured the eastern border town of Hameshkorib after fierce battles in which rebels sustained heavy losses, the Armed Forces General Command announced late Friday.
Troops "forced their way into Hameshkorib after fierce battles around the town inflicting heavy losses in equipment and lives on the rebels and are still pursuing the fleeing rebels" of the Sudan People's Liberation Army, according to a statement broadcast on Sudan Television Friday night.
A civil war has opposed southern rebels and the central authority in Khartoum for the past 17 years – KHARTOUM (AFP)
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