Sudan military chopper crashes: official media

AFP , Friday 30 Dec 2011

A Sudanese helicopter gunship crashes at air base in North Kordofan amid Sudan’s armed forces armed struggle against rebels further south in adjacent South Kordofan state

Soldiers wave to government supporters during a rally in support of Sudan's armed forces in front of the military headquarters in Khartoum December 28, 2011. (Photo:Reuters)

A Sudanese helicopter gunship crashed at an air base in North Kordofan state on Friday, official media said, but there was no immediate confirmation of casualties or what caused the incident.

The aircraft went down at the airport in El Obeid, the state capital, SUNA news agency said.

"Now we are working to get more information about casualties," SUNA quoted army spokesman Sawarmi Khaled Saad as saying.

El Obeid is a base for the Sudanese military but there is no known rebel activity in that immediate area.

Sudan's armed forces since June have been battling rebels further south in adjacent South Kordofan state.

Search Keywords:
Short link: