May 10, 2008 / 4:07 PM / 11 years ago

Darfur rebel JEM says entered Khartoum, taken Omdurman

KHARTOUM, May 10 (Reuters) - Darfur Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) rebels said on Saturday they had taken control of the Omdurman suburb and had entered Khartoum.

It was their first official confirmation of the attack on the capital.

"We are now trying to control Khartoum. God willing we will take power, it’s just a matter of time," senior JEM commander Abdel Aziz el-Nur Ashr told Reuters by telephone.

"We have support from inside Khartoum even from within the armed forces."

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