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KHARTOUM - Sudan on Wednesday said it had begun pumping oil again from its war-damaged main Heglig oil facility, 12 days after occupying South Sudanese troops left the area.
"This is an official announcement of re-pumping the oil from Heglig field," Oil Minister Awad Ahmad al-Jaz told reporters.
He did not answer a question about how much has been pumped.
Sudanese repair crews have stanched the flow of crude from the damaged 28-inch (71 centimetre) pipeline, and oil is now being pumped directly from wells, he said.
"We didn't fix all the things that were destroyed. We fixed what can help the oil flow through the pipeline. Now the oil has reached the refinery in Khartoum," the minister added.