Sudan: June 10, 2001


The mobilization began around June 7, when pro-Khartoum militia forces in Bahr el-Ghazal province and elsewhere in south Sudan received orders to begin assembling troops. On June 10 Sudanese President Omar Beshir ordered a full military mobilization. Why? SPLA successes in Bahr el-Ghazal. The mobilization followed Beshirs claims that the SPLA intended to create its own oil state in the south, with Bahr el-Ghazal province as the new states center. The mobilization order called for all soldiers and reservists to report for duty. The SPLA victory at Raga (se earlier Strategypage reports) in Bahr el-Ghazal appears to have shaken Khartoum. New reports have increased the Sudanese Armys loss to 800 troops either killed or captured at Raga. Other Middle Eastern news sources claim that Sudan has approached Egypt and Libya, asking for military assistance in halting the SPLA offensive.


Article Archive

Sudan: Current 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close