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Sudan Rebels Dismiss Claims of Losses

Insurgents suffered heavy losses in bombing raids that targeted rebel camps along Sudan’s border with Chad, a senior Sudanese government official said Tuesday. The attacks in recent days are part of a government bid to crush the insurgency in Darfur, an impoverished region in Sudan’s west. Gutbi el-Mahdi, President Omar el-Bashir’s political adviser, told The Associated Press the rebels suffered “a lot of losses.” But the rebels dismissed those claims, saying the government offensive killed mostly civilians. “The government is bombing all civilians and destroying villages and water resources,” Sudan Liberation Army spokesman Hassan Mandela said by telephone from Darfur. “We are now fighting the government day and night.” Full Story

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