Bombing in Buram
Bombing in Buram
More Civilian Casualties as the Sudan Air Force Bombs Villages in South Kordofan
Members of a family returning home to the Nuba Mountains from the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan were struck by four bombs along a main road near Buram. A relative of the victims, Layla Izadin told Nuba Reports they had hoped to return to their home village and rebuild their lives. Conditions are increasingly dire at the refugee camp in Yida. Food and medicine shortages and overcrowding are forcing some people to abandon the camp to which they once fled. Izadin's cousin Hamid Tia, 24, an SPLA-N soldier, was helping the family carry their possessions to the village when he was struck by one of the bombs. He sustained a severe leg injury and later died from his wounds. When Nuba Reports arrived to the scene shortly after the bombing, Hamid Tia repeated until his death "SPLA Oya, New Sudan Oya," a phrase of support for the Sudan People's Liberation Army. Four other members of the group, Nura Abut, age 17, Kafi Hamid Albal, and his two daughters, Hemad and Hawada were wounded.
After a summer lull, Sudan Air Force Antonov planes have become a more common sight in the skies above South Kordofan. In the month of September, the Sudan government dropped more than thirty bombs into villages across the region including Tess, Tabanya, Krongo, Angartu, Temberre, Kalcutta, and Buram. The bombs have directly targeted regions that tend to support the opposition movement SPLM-North. By targeting citizens' homes and farms, the Sudan government forces more people into the Nuba Mountains for safety. These mountains already harbor thousands attempting to hide from SAF soldiers and aerial bombardment from government planes.