STRASBOURG — The European Parliament condemned Thursday the Sudanese military "invasion" of South Kordofan and Blue Nile where it says summary executions are being waged.
Sudan on Monday approved military action over the embattled state of Blue Nile bordering the newly-independent South Sudan, the site in recent weeks of fighting between the Sudanese army and former rebel forces.
Members of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) have meanwhile been battling the Sudanese military in the fellow border state of South Kordofan since early June.
Passing a resolution in Strasbourg, parliament members said they "strongly condemn the invasion of the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile by the Sudanese armed forces."
"The attacks perpetrated in South Kordofan against civilians have given rise to summary executions ... mainly of alleged supporters" of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), now the party of power in the south.
"Despite the ceasefire, the Sudanese armed forces continue to attack civilian areas in the Nuba mountains region and prevent aid from reaching displaced people," the resolution stated.
The United Nations has previously signalled that crimes against humanity may have been committed during fighting in South Kordofan.
Both states are located north of Sudan's new international border, but have large numbers of SPLM-North supporters and troops loyal to Sudan's main opposition party.
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