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Heglig is a small border town in South Kordofan state in Sudan. The area was contested during the Sudanese Civil War. In mid-April 2012, the South Sudanese army captured the Heglig oil field from Sudan. Sudan claimed it took back the oil-rich region of Heglig after a 10-day occupation by South Sudan’s army. Officials in South Sudan denied being forced out and insisted that they voluntarily withdrew. South Sudan was under strong pressure from the international communities such as the UN, the EU and the AU and some strong countries like USA and British to withdraw its troop from Heglig unconditionally. The South Sudan government abandoned the area after 10 days responding to an urgent calling by UN and the President of United States of America, Barack Obama, to withdraw, but Sudan claimed to have forced South Sudan's army to leave the area. (via Freebase)