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December 15, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's parliament has said that the Sudanese army is besieging the rebel coalition known as Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) and the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) positions in several areas in South Kordofan state including areas west of Deling and east of Jabal.
He appealed to all concerned international groups to urgently save Gaza from impending environmental disasters and pressure the besieging parties to provide Gaza with its fuel needs.
Several considerations incline me to trust his account: this was probably not the only, nor the first, instance of apparent attempts to transmit disease by hurling biological material into besieged cities; it was within the technical capabilities of besieging armies of the time; and it is consistent with medieval notions of disease causality (22).
When he reached the Croatian front line, the soldiers told him that only the commander of the Serbian forces besieging the city could permit its evacution.