Sudan minister vows to defeat rebels after fruitless talks

A picture taken during a government organised tour shows Sudanese troops standing guard in the village of Tabit, in the North Darfur, November 20, 2014Sudan’s defence minister said Friday a new army offensive would defeat rebels in the war-torn Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan regions, days after peace talks in Addis Ababa ended without result. Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein said the campaign “will put an end to the insurgency on all fronts,” state news agency SUNA reported him as saying. Khartoum is also struggling to quash an insurrection in Blue Nile and South Kordofan. Peace talks between the government and the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement-North, which operates in Blue Nile and South Kordofan, ended without result on Tuesday.

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