The media has been silent on the recent fighting between North and South Sudan. Sudanese airplanes and forces have attacked South Sudanese border towns. In response, the South Sudanese Army seized the northern town of Heglig last week. As always, the European Union has condemned the Christian side as aggressors and only gave lip service to condemning the Islamic side for bombing South Sudanese towns.
Sudan says its largest oil field is now controlled by South Sudan’s army.
A Sudanese military spokesman told the BBC its forces had been defeated outside Heglig, and retreated north.
South Sudan said its forces had advanced to Heglig, but stopped short of saying its forces actually controlled the oil fields.
Clashes between the two sides started two weeks ago, and are among the worst since South Sudan gained independence last July after a long civil war.
South Sudan’s military spokesman, Philip Aguer, told the BBC the army was responding to air and ground attacks by the Sudanese armed forces.
A Sudanese government statement earlier described the offensive as “severe”, saying its Heglig oil fields were deliberately targeted.
If this goes into full scale war and the Christian South gets the upper hand, you can bet there will be an arms embargo and possible NATO action. The Islamic side is never allowed to be defeated in a conflict. I salute South Sudan in this victory over the forces of Islam. This proved that when Islamic forces are confronted they can be defeated. Now the Parliament of Islamic Sudan has declared the Christian South an enemy state. This brings total war very close.
Lets pray for South Sudan, they will need it.