Sudan: August 9, 2002


: More tit for tat accusations by Khartoum and the SPLA: On August 8 the Sudanese government accused the SPLA breaking a ceasefire agreement and launching an attack on the town of Lafon (south Sudan, not far from Kapoeta on the Kenyan border). On August 9 the SPLA denied the accusations. The SPLA statement said the Sudanese government had attacked Lafon on August 3 and drove SPLA forces from it. The SPLA claimed its attack (August 7) was a counter-attack. The SPLA said its counter-attack was successful. On August 5, the SPLA accused the government of preparing to launch a new offensive in Eastern and Western Equatoria provinces.


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