Khartoum - Sudan's air force carried out air strikes that
wounded civilians in South Kordofan on Thursday, rebels said ahead of peace
talks next week.
"They bombed one of the villages there," Arnu
Ngutulu Lodi, spokesperson for the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North
(SPLM-N), told AFP.
He was referring to the El Debkar area about 50km south of
the state capital Kadugli.
Four people were wounded, he said.
Sudan's army spokesperson could not be reached.
On Wednesday the army spokesperson said his forces had
"liberated" the Dandor garrison about 18km east of Kadugli.
"After a long battle in Dandor our forces
withdrew" on Wednesday afternoon, Lodi said. "The government is now
Rebels said they seized the base on Monday.
International human rights groups have accused the Sudanese
military of "indiscriminate" aerial attacks, while the government
says rebel shelling of Kadugli has killed civilians.
Both the government and SPLM-N said on Wednesday they are
ready to hold peace talks on April 23 in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
The war has lasted nearly two years and affected more than
one million people.