KHARTOUM  - Fresh fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region has killed 12 government soldiers, according to a rebel statement received on Friday, but an official said 10 civilians were the victims. The Sudan Liberation Army faction of Minni Minawi said it attacked a government position at Alawna, south of the North Darfur state capital of El Fasher, on Wednesday. A dozen soldiers were killed and various types of weapons were seized by the rebels, it said. The official SUNA news agency made no mention of military or rebel casualties but said the Minawi faction killed six civilians and wounded four in an attack on the Alawna area. SUNA’s report cited Abdul-Illah Banaga, the head of Dar El Salam district.