The Armed Forces' spokesman Col. Al-Sawarmi, Khalid Saad announced that the Armed Forces has liberated Geraida, Kefen Debi and Kafia Kingi from occupation of the South Sudan's Army and its allies of the rebels of the darfuri Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and movements of Meni Arko Menawi and Abdul-Wahid Nour. He said that the Armed Forces attacked on May 7 the area of Kefen Debi and after a fierce battle the Armed Forces liberated the area and secured its fully, announcing that in the morning of May the 9th the Armed Forces continued its movement for Kafia Kingi, 59 kilometers from Kefen Debi, and inflicted a another defeat of the People's Army of South Sudan and its allies of Darfur rebel movements.
Col. Al-Sawarmi pointed out that after their defeat, the People's Army and its allies of Darfur rebels moved northward to Geraida village in South Darfur State and killed number of the citizens and looted the market, but the Armed Forces at the area was able to repulse them.
He said that the Armed Forces are now chasing the fleeing aggressors and carrying out combing operations at the area. Col. Al-Sawarmi said that the Armed Forces has inflicted heavy losses in lives and equipments on the enemy, adding that a number of the Armed Forces soldiers have martyred and others were wounded in the battles.