To the editor:
Sunday report from Southern Kordofan, Sudan.
Thursday afternoon, SAF troops came from Tolodi or Liri through the bush and attacked a small force of SPLA-N in the village of El Dar. The SAF force moved into Torogi.
Reinforcements of SPLA-N arrived in Torogi Friday and have been engaging SAF in Torogi and El
Dar ever since.
At 6:30 p.m. local time Sunday, SAF has been shelling the border village of Jau, which is about 25 kilometers north of Yida refugee camp. The shelling is coming from SAF artillery located approximately 13 kilometers east of Jau.
Editor's note: Ryan Boyette and his wife remain in Sudan trying to help bring an end to war atrocities. He appeared in Boca Grande in early November to give an update on the situation before returning to the war-torn region at great personal danger. The Gasparilla Gazette will publish communications from Boyette as they are received.
Jau is officially located in Southern Sudan as pointed out in the CPA as the location in which SPLA Nuba soldiers were required to go in order to be out of Southern Kordofan State while the CPA was to be implemented.
The fear is that when morning comes that the SAF artillery will be aimed at the Yida refugee camp, since the camp has already been the target of aerial bombardment by SAF earlier in November.
NGOs in the camp are evacuating first thing in the morning. Due to lack of resources, the camp has very little food remaining and the refugees will be left with only a one-day food ration for everyone in the camp. If the camp is attacked the refugees will be scattered further into Southern Sudan.
At approximately 7:50 p.m. local time Sunday, two long-range missiles hit Kauda. Four civilians were wounded in the attack. The missiles are thought to have originated from Kadugli, about 92 kilometers from Kauda.
Currently, there are no hard military targets in Kauda.
Update II: At 2:20 p.m. Monday, four missile rockets hit a village just outside of Kauda, Southern Kordofan near a local market killing two young girls, ages 10 and 13, and wounding three other civilians. There were no military targets in the area.
formerly of Boca Grande