Sudan rebels say they have begun armed campaign to derail elections

March 13, 2015 7:27 PM

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KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Sudanese rebel group said on Friday it had launched a military campaign focused on derailing elections slated for next month, as rebels and the government reported fresh clashes.

The statement by the Sudan People's Liberation Army-North Sector (SPLM-N) marks the first time a major rebel group has explicitly said it is aiming to force the government to cancel the election through armed action.

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