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Bashir Orders Training of Deterrence Force for War With Rebels

March 03, 2012

Sudanese President Ummar al-Bashir ordered state governors to train recruits for a “deterrence force” to fight rebels in the oil-rich state of Southern Kordofan, state-run SMC news center reported today.

Each state will form one brigade, with seven coming from the capital of Khartoum, the news service reported, citing al- Bashir.

“We’re ready for martyrdom in a war with rebels from Sudan People Liberation Movement,” al-Bashir was quoted as saying.

To contact the reporter on this story: Salma El Wardany in Khartoum, through the Nairobi newsroom, at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: C. Thompson at

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