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Cablegate: Statement Ousting Slm/a Leader Abdel Wahid

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TAGS: PREL KPKO PREF SOCI PINR UN AU SU
SUBJECT: Statement Ousting SLM/A Leader Abdel Wahid

1. (SBU) SUMMARY AND COMMENT: On July 28, members of the SLA/M
"Military Council and Field Command" released a statement announcing
the removal of Abdel Wahid as SLA/M Chairperson and appointment of
Commander Ahmed Abdul Shafi as the new SLM chairperson and commander
of the SLA. The statement is likely the product of a July 25
conference of SLM/A Wahid forces in the Jebel Marra region.
Unsubstantiated reporting suggests that this group will soon join
forces with the National Redemption Front. END SUMMARY AND COMMENT.


2. (SBU) The statement is as follows:

SUDAN LIBERATION MOVEMENT/ARMY (SLA/M)
THE MILITARY COUNCIL AND FIELD COMMAND
THE LIBERATED AREA
Statement Number 1
Date: 28 July 2006

Subject: Ousting of Mr Abdul Waheed Mohammed Nour SLA/M Chairperson


On our meeting Tuesday 25th July 2006 as members of SLA/M military
Council and the Field Commanders, we have taken the following
decisions:

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ONE - Ousting Mr Abdul Waheed Mohammed Nour as chairperson of Sudan
Liberation Army/Movement.

TWO - Appointing Commander Ahmed Abdul Shafi as new chairperson of
SLM and Commander in Chief for SLA.

THREE - Ask the chairperson after consulting the Military Council,
to change the movement leadership structure within 72 hours of this
statement.

FOUR - For the new leadership to run the Movement affairs until we
hold the movement convention.

FIVE - We reassurance the Sudanese people in general, Darfurian
people specially and the movement members, the refugee and IDP in
the camps, that the new leadership, the military council and the
field commanders will do all they can to fulfil their aspirations
and Secure their rights.

We offer mark of respect to our martyrs.
We wish speedy recovery for the injured.

The Signatories

Commander: Ahmed Abdul Shafia
Commander: Haj Younis
Commander: Babakier Abdul Alla Mohamed
Commander: Abdo Abdul Alla Ismail
Commander: Abdul Basit Abdul Alla Abdul Jabar
Commander: Ahmed Saraj
Commander: Abu Algasim Imam Al Haj
Commander: Abdul Aziz Mohamed Gama (Danfoth)
Commander: Naser El Din Toro
Commander: Ismail Karokwya
Commander: Abdul Alla Abker
Mr. Mahi El Din Abdul Alla Abdul Jabar
Commander: Yaccoub Abdul Alla Ali Sambo
Commander: Omer Mohammed
Commander: Ismail Abdul Alla (Abu Dagin)
Commander: Abdul Alla Sudani
Commander: Adam Hassan
Dr. El Sanwsi Mohammed El Sanwsi
Commander: Adam Yonuis
Commander: Omer Tibra
Commander: Yahya Karokawil
Commander: Mohammed Abdul Raheem
Commander: Osman Mohamed Ali
Commander: Adam Abdul Alla
Commander: Adam Ali
Commander: Ismail Javara
Commander: Mohammed Yagoub
Commander: Mohammed Tahair
Mr. Abdul Latief Abdul Alla Ismail
Mr. Mustafa Issa Mustafa
Commander: Al Hadi Idris
Mr. Mohammed Abdo

Contacts:
Commander Ahmed Abdul Shafia
Tel: 008821651131149

Mr. Babakier Mohammed Abdul Alla
Tel: 008882163341564

KHARTOUM 00001824 002 OF 002

Mr. Mahi El din Abdul Jabar

Abdul Latief Abdul Alla Ismail
Tel: 004478503080180

STEINFELD

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