April 27, 2012
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From the excellent Denver Post pblogs
“Sudan’s president has threatened to topple the government of South Sudan during a visit to an oil-rich border town that has sparked a recent surge in violence between the two countries.
Omar al-Bashir’s comments Monday were the latest in a war of words against Sudan’s southern neighbors.
The two countries disagree over where the border between them lies and ownership of oil resources in the region.
This latest outbreak of violence threatens to escalate into a full-scale war.
Al-Bashir vowed during his visit to Heglig to press ahead with his military campaign until, according to him, all southern troops or affiliated forces are chased out of the north.
His forces bombed a major town inside South Sudan Monday. (AP)”
Sudanese jet planes bombed near the bridge in Bentiu, South Sudan, on April 14, 2012. The attack killed at least four civilians. (Alan Boswell/MCT)
A Sudanese soldier rides a bicycle during a patrol following clashes between the army and South Sudan’s forces in the town of Talodi in South Kordofan, about 50 kms (30 miles) from the disputed frontier with South Sudan, on April 12, 2012. The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan accused each other of wanting war, with each denying the other’s charge, as Sudanese war planes bombed a bridge in the South after days of fighting in a contested border region. (ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images)
This photo of Sunday, April 15, 2012, shows a soldier from the Darfuri rebel group Justice and Equality Movement at a South Sudanese position in Heglig, South Sudan. Sudan has accused South Sudan of fighting alongside the rebel group in the recent clashes along the disputed border. Two Sudanese Sukhoi fighters dropped 6 bombs in the Bentiu area, killing five and wounding four others. (AP Photo/Michael Onyiego)
A picture taken on April 14, 2012 shows Peter Yien Chuol, a local farmer, waiting for treatment at the Bentiu Hospital after being injured by a bomb in Bentiu. A Sudanese plane bombed Bentiu, capital of South Sudan’s oil-rich border state of Unity, on April 14, killing five civilians and wounding six, a local government spokesman said. Gideon Gatfan, spokesman of the Unity state government, said one bomb fell beside a car market near a bridge which was the target of the raid. (ADRIANE OHANESIAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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