Sudan: October 9, 2002


More on the Sudanese success in Torit. Sudan claims its troops broke through a series of SPLA fortifications (trenches?) outside of Torit on October 8. Sudanese forces and Muslim militia allies had been pressuring the SPLA positions for nearly two weeks. However, the rebels unified command claims its forces have taken Rassai, on the road between Khartoum and Port Sudan. If true, this cuts the supply line from the sea to the capital. 

More claims of Sudan Air Force Antonov attacks. The SPLA said five people died and 11 were wounded October 8 when a Sudanese Antonov bombed the relief station at Yabus. Six bombs struck the town. At least one struck in the central market. October 8 (Tuesday) is market day in Yabus.


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