Incident Summary:

11/26/2006: An unknown number of fighters from the The National Redemption Front from Darfur captured the Abu Jabra oil field in the Sudan’s Kordofan region. In the attack they also seized vehicles and weapons, and destroyed part of the oil field. The Sudanese government announced that they were back in control of the oil field within 24 hours of the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

South Kordofan


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Abu Jabra oilfield
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Redemption Front Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Darfur Rebels Attack Oil Field in Kordofan,” Voice of America News, November 27, 2006.
Alfred de Montesquiou, “Sudan Rebels Attack Kordofan Oil Field, Extending Campaign to Outside Darfur,” Associated Press Worldstream, November 27, 2006.
Alfred de Montesquiou, “Sudanese Rebels Attack Oil Field, Extending Campaign to outside Darfur,” The Associated Press, November 28, 2006.