According to the Washington D.C.-based Institute for Religion and Democracy, armed forces of Sudan's Islamist regime crossed into the new nation of South Sudan, dropping bombs on two states there over two consecutive days, including a camp of northern Sudanese refugees from the Nuba Mountains.
On November 11, Russian-built Antonov bombers from Sudan attacked South Sudan's Unity State's Yida refugee camp, run by Samaritan's Purse - a Christian charity - and reportedly killed 12 people and wounding 20. These refugees from the Nuba include both Muslims and Christians persecuted by Sudan's Arabist regime. The day before, the Sudanese bombed Upper Nile State, also in South Sudan, killing 7 people. At least 15,000 people had sought refuge at Yida, just over the border from Sudan.
Attacks by the Islamist regime began in June on the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan and on Blue Nile State in September. South Sudan President Salva Kiir warns that Sudan may be preparing to invade South Sudan soon. John Prendergast, co-founder of the Enough Project, said the regime in Khartoum, Sudan's capital, is attempting to provoke South Sudan into restarting a war.
Faith McDonnell  of IRD's Church Alliance for a New Sudan said that her group is working with other advocates to strengthen U.S. policy to stop what the group calls "Khartoum's genocidal war in a new alliance." In a statement, McDonnell declared "Khartoum is engaged in a war of extermination in both of these regions. The racist regime has sent militias door to door with instructions to 'cleanse the area,' and 'sweep out the trash,' meaning to kill the black, African Nuba people.
"This is the same pattern of human rights atrocities and genocidal warfare we see in Darfur and, of course, saw in the Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile, and South Sudan during the decades of war. For Nuba Mountain and Blue Nile refugees, this is the return of a horrific nightmare from which they thought they had awakened. How can we who have said, 'never again,' now have to say 'never again,' again? Mass graves exist. Aerial bombardment continues. The threats of this ICC-indicted criminal, terrorist regime to neighboring South Sudan's security, as well as to that of the region and the global community are blatant. Sudan's marginalized people want freedom, peace, and true secular democracy." 



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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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