Southern Kordofan update as of Feb 3: At 4:30 p.m. Feb. 1, I heard an Antonov bomber plane pass over my location near the town of Heiban in the SPLA-N controlled areas in Southern Kordofan.
The plane circled Heiban, dropping two bombs on every other pass. A total of eight bombs were dropped. After the last pass I traveled to Heiban to inspect the damage.
All of the bombs landed near a Bible College that was constructed by Samaritan's Purse a year ago. One bomb landed in the compound of the Bible college destroying two buildings. Even though the Bible School was full of students, teachers and the families of the teacher, no one was injured or hurt.
Even though the Bible School was full of students, teachers and the families of the teacher during the bombing, no one was injured or hurt.
Zachariah Boulus, one of the teachers at the Bible School who lives on
the school compound with his family, said he was working in his office at the Bible school when he heard the airplane overhead.
He said he did not think the plane was going to bomb before the first bomb fell just west of the compound. Everyone laid down as the plane dropped its bombs.
Editor's note: Ryan Boyette, formerly of Boca Grande, continues to monitor to civil war in Sudan at great personal peril. He sends information as he is able. The Gasparilla Gazette is publishing all communication from Boyette.
"I don't even know were my wife and children are because they ran for safety near the mountain."
I have video of the interview with Zachariah and the principal of the School Mujahiid Anur in Arabic and English if any one is interested.