Sudan's Civil War Looking Less Civil MEDDLING NEIGHBORS?
Judith Matloff, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
Rebels trying to overthrow Sudan's Islamic regime are posing one of the biggest challenges in 13 years of civil war, thanks to new ties with the northern opposition and some apparent help from outside friends.
In the last three weeks, the rebels have swept through more than 10 towns. Wednesday, they reported they had captured two towns less than 20 miles from the strategic Roseires Dam, although the report couldn't be independently confirmed.
The gains appear to be fruits of an alliance formed last year between Arab northern opposition groups and the black Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), which since 1983 has been fighting to keep Khartoum from clamping the …
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Publication information: Article title: Sudan's Civil War Looking Less Civil MEDDLING NEIGHBORS?. Contributors: Judith Matloff, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: January 31, 1997. Page number: 6. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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