Southern Sudan stronghold seized as border clashes escalate
Tuesday 17 April 2012
Officials in Khartoum are claiming to have seized an area sympathetic to South Sudan as clashes spread along the border yesterday.
A South Sudan military official said the clashes were a "terrible escalation" of the conflict that stretched back to before it split from Sudan last year.
Fighting along the north-south border has been near constant over the past two weeks. The Sudan Media Centre reported yesterday that Sudan's army took control of Mugum, a stronghold of the southern forces.
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