*The Sudanese Army and its Allied Militias Started Their Military Offensive Against the SPLA/N in Kadougli Area*
Today morning, 21st February 2017, the Sudanese army and its allied militia started their dry season offensive around 6am at Krongo Abdalla in Kadougli county, breaching the declared joint cease fire.
It is to be recalled that this offensive came after a well orchestrated political campaign and hate speech against the SPLM/N, and the Nuba people in particular. We will repulse the offensive, and call upon the regional and international community to condemn this offensive and hold the Sudan government responsible. The area of the offensive is heavily inhabited by civilian population. We warned the Sudanese government from using their airforce against the civilian population, which they usually do.