In Sudan's Kordofan, Rapid Support troops dig in

Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and troops from Rapid Support Forces (RSF) celebrate after recapturing the Daldako area, northeast of South Kordofan's state capital Kadugli on May 20, 2014The rains have already come to Daldako, where Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces are digging in. Troops from the controversial unit are on alert for rebel retaliation, two days after they say they seized this strategic area about 20 kilometres (12 miles) northeast of South Kordofan’s state capital Kadugli. Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) on Tuesday allowed journalists a rare visit to South Kordofan, where access is tightly restricted. Ethnic minority rebels have been fighting government forces for three years in a largely-hidden war which the UN says has affected more than one million people.

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