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SUDAN: A Military Statement from the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM)

June 3, 2010

The following is an official statement from Sudan’s Justice and Equality Movement (JEM).

JEM Downs an Apache Helicopter, South Darfur
A Military Statement
June 2, 2010

JEM forces destroyed GoS [Gov’t of Sudan] Apache Helicopter yesterday, June 1st, 2010. The Helicopter was hit at the outskirt of Nyala city and fell down in flames close to Nyala IDP camp of Kalma. A crew of five perished in the incident.

Details of some of weapons captured by JEM at May 31st battle were as follows:
Three 23m Anti Aircraft Rocket launchers
Two 14.5m Anti Aircraft Rocket Launchers
Three 107m Anti Tank Rocket Launchers
Two V10m Anti Tank Rocket launchers
Three Anti Tank SBG9
18 units of 17m Doshka Guns
40 Landcruisers

Military hardware belonging to GoS destroyed in the last battle includes two military tanks, 23 landcruisers and five trucks.

At a different level, Al Bashir issued Decree No 17, May 25th 2010 ordering premature retirement of 10 senior army personnel. The order came as a result of disobeying orders during May battles against JEM. Ranks of the personnel are: One Major Colonel, seven Brigadier Generals, one Colonel and one Lieutenant Colonel. JEM commends courage of these honourable officers and salutes their refusal to fight the unjust war of Genocidaire Al Bashir.

Ali Alwafi
Military Spokesperson


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