Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Sudanese President <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT00008028" title="Omar al-Bashir" href="/topic/politics/government/omar-al-bashir-PEPLT00008028.topic">Omar al-Bashir</a> waves to military soldiers in Heglig. Al-Bashir vowed on Monday not to negotiate with South <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000100" title="Sudan" href="/topic/international/sudan-PLGEO00000100.topic">Sudan</a> after it occupied the Heglig region. General Kamal Abdul Maarouf, a Sudanese army commander who led the battles in Heglig, said the army had killed 1,200 South Sudanese troops in fighting in the area, an account South Sudan denied.

( Reuters photo / April 23, 2012 )

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir waves to military soldiers in Heglig. Al-Bashir vowed on Monday not to negotiate with South Sudan after it occupied the Heglig region. General Kamal Abdul Maarouf, a Sudanese army commander who led the battles in Heglig, said the army had killed 1,200 South Sudanese troops in fighting in the area, an account South Sudan denied.

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