Agence France-PresseApril 27, 2013 15:15
Sudanese rebels said they attacked five areas in North and South Kordofan states on Saturday, widening an anti-government offensive in one of their most audacious acts in years.
"This is a significant shift in the war in Sudan," Abdel Wahid Mohammed al-Nur, who heads a faction of Darfur's Sudan Liberation Army, told AFP.
"We are heading to Khartoum," he said. "This is not a joke."
A regional political expert said the attacks were timed to the "failure" of peace talks this week between South Kordofan rebels and the government.