KHARTOUM–a clash occurred between the MICOM: armed forces with the Sudan in southern Sudan a number of disputed border areas of the two countries.
A spokesman for the South Sudan military said this was the largest confrontation since their independence.
Southern Sudan independence from Sudan in July last year after a prolonged civil war. But since the split, the two countries still involved a dispute primarily associated with the seizure of the oil-rich region.
The Sudanese Government reported a Radio President Bashir cancels visit to southern Sudan. She should roll out of next week’s meeting with the President of southern Sudan, Salva Kiir.
This latest weapons clash makes President Kiir warned war is likely to occur.
“This morning the Sudanese air forces came and memborbardir regions in the State of Unity,” he said.
“After the bombing our forces … we are attacked by the Sudanese military and militia.”
Kiir added: “this is a war which is done to us again, but Sudan which started it.”
He said that the troops had taken control of southern Sudan oil Heglig field in the region, which is claimed by both the State-owned.
Southern Sudan also reported the attack also took place in the area and Jau and Pan Akuach, as well as the Teshwin in the area of southern Sudan.
Sudan’s military spokesman, Khalid Saad Sawarmi, also confirmed there was fighting in the border region of southern Sudan in Kordofan State and Unity, without giving the location for sure.
“The fighting is still going on there,” he said.
Last January, the southern Sudan closes all field oil after Sudan asked the cost of transit over the delivery of oil.
Southern Sudan as a newly independent country relies on oil sales amounting to 98% of their budget, but promise not to re-start their oil production until a deal is reached.
In February, the two countries agreed to create a boundary line in three months, though this does not include the five disputed regions. (BBC/OL-3)