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Civilians flee bombardment in Unity State

Bonifacio Taban
Following air strikes in Unity State by the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) last Thursday morning, Mabeak Lang Bilkuey, Commissioner of Parieng County, confirmed that the heavy bombardments had targeted Division 9 of the SPLA.
14.06.2011  |  Bentiu
Displaced women in Payang fled SAF air attacks on their homes near the border between South Kordofan and Unity State.
Displaced women in Payang fled SAF air attacks on their homes near the border between South Kordofan and Unity State.

Five civilians were reported killed and fifteen were seriously wounded in the attacks targeting the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) headquarters in Parieng County.

The SAF had advanced into strategic areas during clashes last Tuesday and Wednesday in neighbouring South Kordofan State, which belongs to north Sudan.


Miabek Lang Miadang Bilkye at his office in Parieng County after SAF air attacks.
The Jaw district, about 45 km away from Parieng town, was bombed for three hours on Thursday, Bilkuey said, adding that over 2,000 civilians had fled the area toward Parieng County.

According to Bilkuey, the SPLA took over 13 towns within South Kordofan, a  considerable loss to the SAF. The SAF launched retaliatory air attacks on civilians of Unity State who have no connection to either side in this conflict.  

Bonifacio Taban spoke with some of the survivors of the bombardment after they fled to Parieng County: