Rebels have succeeded in attacking a Sudanese oil facility
in the war-torn province of Darfour.
A rebel group has taken responsibility for an attack on Dec. 18 on
an oil pumping station in southern Darfour. The facility was located in
Sharif and was the first by Darfour rebels against Sudan's energy sector.
The Sudanese National Movement for the Eradication of Marginalization
said it chose the facility because of the revenues produced by
the oil sector, Middle East Newsline reported. Rebel groups have asserted that Sudan's oil sector ø which
produces 320,000 barrels of oil per day ø has financed the military
campaign in Darfour.
Sudanese officials have confirmed the attack, in which 15 people were
said to have been killed. The officials said the strike did not shut down