Sudan confiscates Egyptian armoured vehicles

Sudan has confiscated Egyptian armoured vehicles in a recent attack by Darfur rebel movements against areas in east and north of the region.

Sudanese President, Omar Al-Bashir said the attacking forces set out from South Sudan and Libya, with Egyptian armored vehicles taking part.

“We have seized these armoured vehicles and great number of military vehicles and machinery,” Al-Bashir said while addressing a celebration for pensioners of the Sudanese Armed Forces at the Defence Ministry headquarters on Tuesday.

President Al-Bashal said that they are Egyptian armoured vehicles, and that Egypt had never provided them with any support in 20 years of war in South Sudan.

The Sudanese Army had earlier said that it repulsed two separate attacks by two armed groups in east and north of Darfur region, and that the two groups moved simultaneously from Libya and South Sudan.

The Army has been fighting three armed groups in Darfur, the Justice and Equality Movement, the Sudan Liberation Movement and the Sudan Liberation Army.