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April 14, 2012 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s Vice President, Riek Machar, said an attempt by the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) to retake the disputed town of Heglig (Panthou) was repulsed on Friday night.

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Machar, who is currently in Bentiu town of Unity State near where the fighting is takes place, said Saturday that SAF forces tried to retake Heglig on Friday but were repulsed 30km away, north of Heglig town, and where fleeing northwards.

The Sudanese army have carried out a massive mobilisation and deployment and announced that their forces were advancing toward Heglig, vowing to recapture it.

Philip Aguer, the SPLA spokesperson also said fighting was going on inside another disputed town of Kersana, saying the South Sudan army will also take control of the area.

South Sudanese Information Minister Barnaba Benjamin also from Juba told Reuters. "Heglig is (still) under our control".

President Salva Kiir said in a statement on Friday that he would only order the to retreat from Heglig if an international UN force was deployed there. Sudan was quick to reject this offer saying Heglig is a Sudanese territory as it was placed in South Kordofan by a ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague in 2009.

Strategically Heglig is very important as - until the SPLA captured the area and turned of the pumps - it produces over half of Sudan’s oil output of 110,000 barrels per day.

Sudanese officials in Khartoum, having vowed to retake Heglig militarily saying they will release soon the details of theit ongoing operations there.

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  • 14 April 2012 13:50, by Deng

    Jalaba, Mohamed ALi, North Sudanese. are you still doubting about SAF Defeat?....its funny that when you tell an Arab man that there is someone lying dead over there, they will tell you that they never heard the bullet. haven’t your heard the bullets yet that repulse SAF.You need to visit Kersana where hundreds or SAF are lying dead. The vultures are very happy waiting for SPLA to leave!!!!!

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    • 14 April 2012 13:53, by Northern Sudanese

      Deng

      the fighting is still going on my friend........there is still no response from our government......

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      • 14 April 2012 13:57, by Mi diit

        Northern Sudanese,

        It is a big shame now that your warmongering government is silence now after make noises mobilizing the so called SAF and mujahdeen. Now that they are defeated with all their men and equipment, what are they going to tell to the public they lied to in Khartoum. Better let Bashir resign. We want peace with all our land of 1956 borders.

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      • 14 April 2012 14:26, by Peacocktail

        Hi Mr. Northerner,

        Skirmish in Khartoum after Mighty SPLA repulse SAF and March into Kerasana town, Many Northern are queing at Khartuom Airport amid of report of coup in Khartuom Breaking NEWS. Wise Northerners must preserves his own lives and seek refuge in Chad. Bravo to Vice Pres. Dr. Machar for such effort, being closer to front-line mean something and seriousness against our Land & our Oil.

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        • 14 April 2012 16:10, by Akuma

          I am here in Unity State with Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny, to be sincere to you Sudan Armed Forces is no longer a problem but the wounded lion Omar al Bashir is the dual problem TO both north South & Sudan. He wants to die with one country especially North Sudan that’s why this morning we received some information that president’s order is rejected by senior SAF ARMY in El Obeid town warni

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          • 14 April 2012 16:23, by Akuma

            ...warning president to stop blackmailing them internationally. Right now, Bentiu Town is under serious bombing by SAF Airforce but I am very sure SPLA will take care of it smartly. SPLA OYEEE! RIEK MACHAR OYEEE! SOUTH SUDAN OYEEE!

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          • 14 April 2012 17:28, by zulu

            Akuma,
            You mischaraterized Beshir, callin him a lion, when he is just a baboon. We are the lions as our forces have proven. the baboon is trying the chase the lion from its territory, and the lion reacts and is chasing the baboon further away from Karsana. Long live the SPLA long live the people of SS and Long live the Lion

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      • 14 April 2012 14:41, by john agoet

        To Northern Sudanese
        Breaking news
        The Sudanese army in Al-Obaied disobeyed the deployment order to southern front. It’s an indication of something fishy going on right know among Sudanese army as a result of heavy defeat received few days ago. Let’s wait for more days there will be a lot of changes ...brother

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        • 14 April 2012 15:02, by pabaak

          John Agoet, brilliant ears, you heard it well, some of them have spoken out about being discriminated, probably, these are son of African tribes from Durfar, Blue Nile, Nuba, and Easten Sudan who are being single out by NCP to go and fight in losing war in South Sudan, and this is natural supposed to occur since because, for how long they will be subordinated, serving agenda of Jalaba?

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        • 14 April 2012 15:21, by Northern Sudanese

          john agoet

          just yesterday they collected a number of men from Al-Obaied to support the SAF with war with south sudan......they haven’t disobeyed........they are just not needed yet......

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          • 14 April 2012 21:27, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

            To collects pure civilians from El Olbied to fights professionals soldiers of Mighty SPLA? O0oh! Give them death setence instead of sending them to death elevator at panthou.where is SAF and PDF that u v been advertising?

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      • 14 April 2012 15:01, by Smith

        Hahaha...fleeing like Dikdik in those bushes, guys must have been taught a good lesson.....SPLA spokesman reported that, Kersana is also being taken over now and forces advancing to El obeid. SAF in El obeid has defied orders and refused to go to war...Nubian and Darfurian in SAF are reported to have defected against SAF now.......Black and Red war now

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      • 14 April 2012 18:24, by Born-to-Rule

        Northern Sudanese,

        You fake Arabs think you can achieve victory by force. It’s going to happen. South Sudan Arms forces are far superior than your inbreeds in Khartoum.

        FYI ... dude, Darfurian are gaining ground and capturing towns after town and your buffoons in Khartoum can do anything about it. Bashir is the most wanted criminal soon or later he will hang.

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    • 14 April 2012 13:54, by Mi diit

      SAF is totally defeated and are running in disarray. That huge force of SAF was faced by very courageous fighters last night and retreated, cursing Bashir. Bravo SPLA. Bravo General James Gatduel Gatluak. We want to control all our areas as they stood on 1956 borders.

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      • 14 April 2012 14:35, by Peacocktail

        Hi Mi Dit,

        Our SPLA Front Commanders-Gatluak and others are Great job, all Southerners are equally fate up with Arab. No doubt South Sudan and North Sudan shall be Palestine and Mighty Israel crisis. we shall resist. SPLA is ever strong and determined to uphold South Sudan territory. SPLA Oyee, South Sudan oyeee, Abyei and Kerasana fallen oyee. Keep Up Vicve President Dr. Machar oyee,SPLA Oyee.

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  • 14 April 2012 13:54, by Deng

    SPLA enough is enough already, please un mute the SAF spokesman so we can hear exactly from his mouth that SAF were repulse and chase Northwards.

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  • 14 April 2012 13:58, by Deng

    Mr. Northern Sudanese, I am not surprise to see SAF not commenting. they are busy making up lies that have no grounds. It will probably take them 24 hrs or more to admit defeat.

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  • 14 April 2012 13:59, by Bol Akoch Buoi

    Real war at a real time, fought with honesty and transparent, people of South Sudan have ever right to defense themselves. North Sudanese think that South Sudanese are dumped, illiterate, not professional and not civilization. They were working day and night to De-establish South Sudan but they have paid price and they will continue to paid more if they don’t stop what they do.

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  • 14 April 2012 14:25, by Deng

    That is right Mr North Sudanese. The fighting is over in Heglig and what is going on now is the chasing of SAF to Kersana. apparentely they had their reserved forces there that SPLA are tying to chase them up Kadugli or even possibably to Khartoum but they wont because the international community will lash out on the south. They wont leave them at Kersana though. Arabs thought that we are dumb.hah

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  • 14 April 2012 14:43, by philipdit wol

    That is primarily step Bashir should learn how to handled the problem.

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  • 14 April 2012 14:51, by Dinkawarrior

    SAF’s dream to retake Panthou (Heglig) turn to be nightmare from Mighty SPLA Warriors! There is no ways to play with the Blacks Native of Africa!
    SPLA-Oyeeee! Kiir Mayardiit-Oyeeee! Riek Machar Teny-Oyeeee!

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  • 14 April 2012 14:58, by Thiang Geka

    South Sudanese Army will democate the border by themselves at this time. As they are being directed by Dr Machar who is in the frontline.

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    • 14 April 2012 18:53, by Nuer

      you make me laugh bro, actually the border was long back demarcated by the colony, but fake Arabs blind by our resources, that’s why deny the truth that 1956 border which was known border to all world before S. Sudan independence, as you put it, Let the Mighty SPLA remark the border line using blood of those fake Arabs for them not to forget and deny that Heglig and kersena fall in side S. Suda

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  • 14 April 2012 14:59, by Deng
  • 14 April 2012 15:42, by Dinkawarrior

    Breaking News!!! Kersana fall to the SPLA’s hands!!!!!!

    Believed it or not! The Mighty SPLA Warriors overrun the town of Kersana

    SPLA-Oyeeee! Kiir Mayardiit-Oyeeee! Riek Machar Teny-Oyeeee!

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  • 14 April 2012 15:49, by Alfredo christiani

    Jalaby
    SAF was very strong, the time when southerners, Nubians and Darfurians were in the Sudanese army forces but now pure ARABS won’t and can’t defeat SPLA forces forever and ever .Omer should resign or go for political asylum ,time has come for him to leave full stop

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  • 14 April 2012 15:55, by Dinkawarrior

    Jalaby???
    Haha hahaha hahah!!! What the fuck is that! Do you want to tell us the WMDs of Iraqis that were hided in Sudan are yours? We knew that Sadaam Hussein brought those to Sudan during the UN such of Weapons of Mass Destruction debated whether Iraq has its or not!
    SPLA-Oyeeee! Kiir Mayardiit-Oyeeee! Riek Machar Teny-Oyeeee!

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    • 14 April 2012 21:31, by Ruach

      That his work to stay in hot situation

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  • 14 April 2012 16:22, by Northern Sudanese

    Breaking news!!!!!!!!

    Heglig is under heavy aerial bombardment by SAF using jets and antinov planes!!!!!

    Col. Philip Aguer expects the ground fight to continue in a matter of time......

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  • 14 April 2012 16:23, by Deng

    Jalaba, War is not a matter of how much stockpile you have, its a matter of how to use it. Despite the SAF airpower, the South still wins because SAF are so unprofessional in using their military hardware. They keep missing targets, even in worst case scenario, they bomb their own Soldiers on the ground. That military hardware you put on display there is just for show up. SPLA will posses it soon!

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    • 14 April 2012 16:29, by Northern Sudanese

      Deng

      that missing target is sometimes true and usually happens in any battle, but bombing their own soldiers? where the fuck did you get that from????

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  • 14 April 2012 16:25, by Northern Sudanese

    SAF is also ’bombing SPLA positions by long-range artillery’

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    • 14 April 2012 23:17, by Smith

      I guess Mr. Jalaby is a mere civilian and does not understand what is going on..the SAF is shameful of the defeat and have nothing to tell the Sudanese population in the North so he has a right to lie but for how long? Stockfile of weapon is logistical pure possession but not how to use them...we shall armed the SPLA army with those one from SAF. we have no time for shopping but SAF does for us.

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  • 14 April 2012 16:28, by Deng

    Hahahahahahah...hahaha Mr North Sudanese, you are a comedian. Maybe you should be our next Jimmy Fox. SAF air force are so un professional in manoeuvrings jets. They even accidentally bomb their own ground forces always. I am glad to hear Heglig Bombed though because SPLA will shelter in trenches, and the oil infrastructure Fucked up. Its not South Sudans investment, we dont care!!!!

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    • 14 April 2012 16:31, by Northern Sudanese

      Deng

      don’t worry Deng :D!!!!!! as soon as we kick your asses out we will start bombing your oil facilities in unity state instead of bombing your poor people :D

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    • 14 April 2012 16:36, by Northern Sudanese

      last time we killed 2.5 milion of your people compared to 18,000 mujahideen and soldiers......... i think this time we must not kill more than a milion because the country already has 4 milion people about to die of hunger.......lol :D

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      • 14 April 2012 17:06, by Hitler

        Northern Sudanese, Mohamed Ali, & Jalabay: Just want to see you on frontline. We will defeat and neutralize any counter attack coming in whatever form from SAF and fuck your pussy asses. Time and again I told you guys, Aswan is the Limit. Bahir al Luti has nothing to offer for Sudanese People: basic comparative function: animal level

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  • 14 April 2012 17:19, by Deng

    Breaking news!!!

    SPLA shot down an Mi29 fighter jet in Heglig!!!!!

    SPLA oyeee!!!!!!!

    http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac91/ptduc/3012/w11.jpg

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    • 14 April 2012 17:24, by Northern Sudanese

      Deng

      hahahahahahahahahhahahahahahhahaha thats not our mig 29 looooooool hahahahhahaha thats the mig 29 that fell in libya hahahahahahha now also making up lies? hahahahahahhaha

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    • 14 April 2012 17:49, by Northern Sudanese

      Deng

      http://combatace.com/topic/63634-li...

      isn’t this the exact same plane that you mentioned was shot down in Heglig? your image is false, that plane you mentioned was shot down in libya.......lol, and calling me a comedian hahahahahaha

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  • 14 April 2012 17:21, by BlackNationGreatNation

    It’s simply terrible how Mr Northern Sudanese rejoices in killing so many innocent unarmed civilians in the soUtah Sudan, even tough I am a southernre I would be greatly sad if innocent people are killed in the North. Shame on Mr Northern Sudanese.

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  • 14 April 2012 17:27, by Northern Sudanese

    now we are also bombing warab state and SPLA positions INSIDE south sudan .......http://big5.xinhuanet.com/gate/big5/news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-04/14/c_122979997.htm

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  • 14 April 2012 17:30, by Alfredo christiani

    Dear North Sudan
    You‘re a great lair, the cowards peoples on earth are (ARABS) of North Sudan if you are a man take your AK 47 and come to the border to see how things are going on .
    SPLA will advance to Khartoum , Hahahahahaa SPLA oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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    • 14 April 2012 17:40, by Northern Sudanese

      Alfredo christiani

      lol, liar hahahahaha...... i got this from your colonel Augar so is he also a liar? lol hahahahhahaa

      i will go to the frontline, may be not now, but believe me i will.......dont forget to meet me there.......

      lol,liar hahahahhaa

      at least not like yo broda Deng hahahaha
      shot down mig 29, hahahahahaha

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  • 14 April 2012 18:35, by James Maker Akok

    This is mouth fight now for Mr. North Sudan!

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    • 14 April 2012 19:01, by Loko El Pollo

      THE THIEFS AND THEIR NUER WATERBOYS ARE ON THE RUN.THE REGIME CHANGE IS NOW A REALITY AND TESTAMENT TO THE UNFAIR WORLD.SPLA IS A FORCE TO RECKON WITH.OUR GOAL IS FREE OUR NUBIANS HEROES.

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      • 14 April 2012 21:42, by Ruach

        Loko El Polio.
        There is something wrong in your mind.You are very stupid and tribalist.This is not the war against any tribe,but Arabs in the North.Who is on the frontline facing Arabs now?Gatduel Gatluak.You are damn boy born from coward Dinka Bor with wrong ideology of born to rule.Lual mour

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        • 14 April 2012 22:32, by Loko El Pollo

          SORRY RUACH,I WAS IMPLYING TO THE BAPINY MILITIAS NOT THE NUER FIGHTING ON THE SIDE OF SPLA.TAKE IT EASY I WILL DEAL WITH YOU NEXT TIME.NOW WE ARE TOGETHER WITH THE FOOD GROUPS.LET WAIT TO SEE THEIR STEADFASTNESS.

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  • 14 April 2012 18:47, by acuil deng

    Sudan’s national pride is severly damaged by SPLA troops’ capture of Heglig[Panthou], which if persisted will have terrible consequences on the infamous NCP regime in Khartoum, and could as well be its downfall.

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  • 14 April 2012 18:49, by Kim Deng

    South Sudan’s Warriors (army),

    Our next target is Abyei and advance towards Kadugli and beyond. It’s a matter of time before the arabized Nubina army crushed there and send them to hell.

    Gen. Tiger Gatdet Yak left Jonglei two days ago for Heglig. After his arrival, he declared, "there will be on POWs under my command," he went futher, "give their fleshes to the birds of sky,"

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  • 14 April 2012 19:27, by Northern Sudanese

    you southerners have no idea that your army is under aerial bombardment in Heglig and are being right now attacked by SAF using Long-range Artillery(probably our chinese WS-2 rockets).......while on the same time,we are right now bombing your territory as well.......your col. says that he expects ground fighting to continue soon!!!!!

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    • 14 April 2012 19:50, by Born-to-Rule

      Northern Sudanese,

      The problem with you people in Khartoum is you’re all inferior intellectually and because inbreeding among family members. Without the mig29 people have no prayer. South Sudan does not have jet fighters, but the are superior to Khartoum Army. If you want to see more bodies, your wish will come true dude!. Bashir is the world’s most wanted criminal.

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      • 14 April 2012 21:18, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

        Its of great development now Jalabi and N.Sudanese had became PHOTOWARRIORS.Haa! haa!.

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  • 14 April 2012 20:08, by Kim Deng

    Philip Aguer, a spokesman for South Sudan’s military, known as the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), said on Saturday there had been overnight clashes in Kelet,. "Yesterday, there were clashes between their patrols and SPLA. ... SPLA has destroyed two tanks belonging to the SAF," Aguer said. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2012/04/2012414152014367.html

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  • 14 April 2012 20:33, by E. Defense Forces
  • 14 April 2012 21:10, by acuil deng

    SAF has never known the bitter disappointment of being repulsed by SPLA. And as a nation it has never seen its pride being steamrolled by a nation as young as South Sudan. However, in the ensuing aerial bombardment to the civilian populations, another crime is added to its list of human rights violations.

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  • 14 April 2012 22:59, by panom lualbil

    Although we missed JOHN GARANG, his SPLA warriors were the same warriors. SPLA oyee!! murmur oyee!! koryom oyee!! south sudan oyee!!

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  • 14 April 2012 23:05, by Northern Sudanese

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

    OUR ARMY IS NEARLY INSIDE HEGLIG HAHAHAHHAHAA

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  • 14 April 2012 23:11, by Northern Sudanese

    All your plans were revealed on our national tv.Heglig was actually a station where you prepared to take whole of S kordofan , take Alobeid and then work with the SRF to take over Khartoum.your government contacted the misseireiah tribe and told them that you will pay them money,give them anything they want inorder to support the SPLA inside sudan, but misseireiah refused.your army losing hahahaha

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    • 14 April 2012 23:22, by Smith

      We had no intention of going to North after gaining all our territories but you have now invited us so wait and see or sorry you may be dead brother otherwise, you were going to enjoy the music we shall play for you in Khartoum forget about Heglig......Fucking and lunatic.

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    • 15 April 2012 04:48, by Chol

      No Mr. N.S, South Sudan SPLA plan had nothing to do with all you have said, but to keep you off 1967 border line and not some borders created in 2009.

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  • 15 April 2012 00:18, by E. Defense Forces
  • 15 April 2012 08:41, by Ariel the Hebrew

    I am very glad to see our people united behind our SPLA in SOUTH SUDAN.We are resisting an Arab occupation backed by thier tritors including AU, and corrupt organisation called UN under BanKeeMonky."Panthou is our territory" said Kiir and machar. Let us remain united behind the SPLA forces as we march to Khartoum because our victory is certin .SPLA OYEE, VICTORY OYEE.

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  • 15 April 2012 09:07, by Ariel the Hebrew

    Dear SOUTH SUDAN, please allow me to advice our SPLA forces as they march northwords.To all SPLA units, as you are on a mission of DIGINTY, remember our 5 million martyres, inslaved and displaced and 1000s victims of EL-DAIN hollicust.Leave no tree standing nor living things breathing starting from the boarder up to CHANDY. DIGNITY OYE

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