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South African troops in Sudan were held hostage over Omar Al-Bashir

The allegations states that Sudanese government was targeting South African soldiers who are currently in Sudan incase if they had accepted to arrest their president Omar Al- Bashir following the orders of the International Criminal Court to execute an arrest warrant against Bashir , fortunately he was allowed to fly back safely in Khartoum yesterday.

See also: ICC calls for SA to arrest Sudans president Omar Al Bashir

Approximately 1400 S. African soldiers in Sudan were reportedly held hostage by Sudanese soldiers over their leader Omar Al-Bashir, however, Sudan is said to have threatened South Africa and soldiers’s lives performed as an assurance, but fortunately he was left to return back to Sudan safely.

One of the South African soldiers in Sudan said on Tuesday that they were so scared after being surrounded by Sudanese troops and they were ready to surrender or hand out all ammunitions just incase in order to save their lives.

The 1400 South African soldiers were deployed in Darfur as peace keepers but not as combat troops

Sudan soldiers begun blackmailing S. Africa shortly after Omar Al-Bashir left his country for the African Union summit in Johannesburg where he arrived on Saturday night. Fully Armed Sudanese forces surrounded military bases were South African soldiers live and the commander positioned them on combat preparation.

The S. African Battalion commander said that he is so thankful that South Africa where not able to arrest Omar Al Bashir, however Omar reached safely in Khartoum, all the Sudanese soldiers were withdrawn and now the situation is back to normal.

However, Newslexpoint has just recieved reports from news24 that the South African National Defence Forces ( SANDF ) has denied the allegations that troops in Sudan were held hostage, that there is no truth.

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