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Unity state minister accuses SAF of deadly aerial bombardment

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March 1, 2012 (BENTIU) - Five people were killed and ten wounded by the aerial bombardment of Unity state in South Sudan at 12.00pm on Wednesday by Khartoum’s forces, according to state officials.

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Gideon Gatpan Thaor, Unity’s current caretaker minister of information and communication (ST)

South Sudan minister of information and cabinet’s spokesperson told reporters on Wednesday that Sudanese warplanes bombed Pan Akwac Boma of Nyeil Payam in Paryang County in northern Unity state. He said these locations are at 74 km from the border with the Sudan.

But the Sudan Armed Forces spokesperson, Al-Sawarmi Khalid, denied the accusation saying Khartoum’s army didn’t carry out any aerial attack inside the South Sudan.

Gideon Gatpan Thaor, Unity’s current caretaker minister of information and communication, Thursday accused the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) of attacking Panakuach payam [district] of Pariang county.

In February Khartoum and Juba signed non-aggression agreement in Addis Ababa, as part of the African Union efforts to broker negotiated settlements for the outstanding issues between the two countries.

On Wednesday afternoon war planes, Thaor said, entered South Sudanese airspace and bombed the civil population around Panakuach boma [sub-district] of Nyeil payam [district], the current proposed site of a UN refugee camp.

The state minister also described Khartoum’s accusation that Juba supported the rebels engaged in conflict with SAF at Jau on 10 February as “baseless propaganda”.

Thaor reiterated the South Sudanese foreign ministry’s commitment to lodging complaints with the AU and UN Security Council over Khartoum’s actions.

(ST)

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  • 2 March 2012 07:21, by John Juma DC

    no worries guys, and my condolence to our military who lose their life defending the bordering. our Gvt should take note to buy the detectors devices for warplane or any satellite device to prove their security then shopping money V8 and others useless items.

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    • 2 March 2012 07:39, by kalib dinka

      PEOPLE,SPLA are useless.
      WHY NOT TO BRING THAT PLANE DOWN?
      That means there is no GVT.To hell with SPLA COMMANDERS.
      I am ruining mad because of those dinkas,I will join those rebels since our GVT can not act while they are killing us.

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      • 2 March 2012 13:22, by Mach

        N. Sudanese, only idiots laugh to the people of common sense! You don’t win wars above ground but on the ground, asked American with this fact.

        It doesn’t do you any good to just throw the bombs and run, only coward does that.

        You want real fight, use ground forces and prove how good you’re to southerners.

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      • 4 March 2012 05:43, by panom lualbil

        KALIB NUER: you need to tell collaborator riek find gun 2 bring that autonov down. Or he can induce Omer not 2 bomb nuer because he friendly sucked bashiir’s dick one time b4. But this time, ya shouldnt wait 4 dinka find weapons & go 2 war again leaving u 2 loot civilians’ foods. U are grown enough 2 make decision in our country, but not only 2 help us by just eating brothers- in nuer.

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  • 2 March 2012 08:27, by Northern Sudanese

    HAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA ANOTHER AERIAL ATTACK HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA WHAT YOU GONNA DO NOW? CALL THE UN AGAIN? HAHAHAHHAHAHA , YOU GET BOMBED EVERY TIME. EVERYTIME YOU GET BOMBED, YOU BLAME YOUR PRESIDENT, THEN YOU CALL THE UN AND WALK OFF AS IF NOTHING HAPPENED. HAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHA

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    • 2 March 2012 09:02, by kalib dinka

      @ Northern jalaba,
      Fuck you,another bombo is your.

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      • 2 March 2012 09:15, by 4Justice

        The looters don’t have radar and anti aircraft missle systems, we are sitting ducks waiting to be bombed into oblivion. The Arabs have good reason to laugh at us!

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    • 2 March 2012 09:17, by Ruach

      North Sudanese.Your ground force is very weak!Why are u killing civilians? Bashir days’ are numbering and time is near as predicted by the real prophet!

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      • 2 March 2012 18:37, by Northern Sudanese

        how long have you southerners been saying ’Khartoum days are numbered’?how many times did you get bombed? how many times were you attacked? and all you do is swearing at the north and saying ’khartoum days are numbered’ or ’bashirs days are numbered’ while your spla(the oil looters club)only calls the UN and go enjoy the money. lol ’khartoum is weak or numbered days’. we have the right to laugh!!!

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    • 2 March 2012 09:31, by john agoet

      To Northern Sudanese
      Don’t be amused too much with this counterfeit victory, we‘re in a beginning of war process, it is not a laughing matter as you put it. I promise you will be attending a lot of funerals very soon. Just remember, our Air Strikes has not began yet

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  • 2 March 2012 09:22, by wang

    Who cares, let the Khartoum kill them as long they are Dinkaaaa.

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    • 2 March 2012 10:40, by john agoet

      Wang
      You have lost your point,. What is happening here has nothing to do with Dinkas. It is a war between ROSS V ROS. For additional knowledge; these Dinkas you extreme dislike most are your own blood linked and great players for creation of this Republic of south Sudan, so choose your wards carefully

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      • 2 March 2012 10:43, by john agoet

        to verify what I say go back and ask your close relatives about Dinka and Nure, stop this hatred which lead you to nowhere

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      • 3 March 2012 02:34, by wang

        Here we go, when it becomes to that will cause their life, they call for unity. For foods and corruptions, they liberated the South from Arab and owned the Country.
        What a shame Dinka!

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        • 3 March 2012 02:39, by wang

          John agoet, if you are not Dinka, stop wasting your time interfering

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          • 3 March 2012 06:00, by john agoet

            wang
            This country is not belong to a single tribe, is ours, if that is the case as you put it we all fight for that values of unity regardless of our tribes. I think we are on that process now

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    • 2 March 2012 13:32, by Loko El Pollo

      IT IS NOT GOING TO BE HORNBIL PROBLEM WHEN BOMBING IS EXTENDED TO BENTIU.

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  • 2 March 2012 11:11, by MKee

    I don’t think everything that happened like the bombing that they are talking about here will always go to UN. Any UN case normally takes long time b4 anything happen. Let the government in Juba think about defending their borders n not UN. They should buy proper weapon including air defend for the country, otherwise their parliament will one day be target if not bomb. If that happen will they go.

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  • 2 March 2012 11:19, by MKee

    ..to UN and say that our parliamnet has been bombed. If don’t fear anything in our country they will always do shit about your country. But if they know that when they come they will be destroy then they always fear. No one apart from this government will do something for the defending of the thier territories..Why on earth should these ppl from north come n attack us. they answer is simply they..

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  • 2 March 2012 12:05, by atak autiak

    .........No one will talk of buying air defend for the country if home&away is not bombed.

    ( 17 yrs old)

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    • 2 March 2012 13:29, by viper

      You are right Autiak,these looters will talk of buying anti-aircrafts if their bars are bombed. Our country is facing a big threat and that is the rule of looters and drunkards who returns to offices with yesterday,s hangovers of East African wines

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    • 2 March 2012 13:44, by Loko El Pollo

      THE HIGHLY MODIFIED RUSIAN BOMBERS FLY AT HIGH ALTITUDE AND AT THE SAMEE TIME CAN SHOOT AT A MAXIMUM PRECISIONS.THE ANTI-AIR CRAFTS MISILES WE HAVE ARE OUT-DATED,SHORT-RANGED AND LACK SCOPE FOR SURE TARGET.

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  • 2 March 2012 13:17, by viper

    South Sudan will be free from foreign bombardments when these looters of the SPLA/M are out of power. These looters under mayardit knows how to report the incidence, but they don,t know how to retaliate.Marial has to shut up reporting. They are a shame to SS

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    • 2 March 2012 13:23, by 4Justice

      Air-Defense Radars are used as early-warning devices because they can detect approaching enemy aircraft or missiles at great distances. In case of an attack, early detection of the enemy is vital for a successful defense against attack. Antiaircraft defenses in the form of anti-aircraft missiles, or fighter planes must be brought to a high degree of readiness in time to repel an attack.

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      • 3 March 2012 02:06, by john agoet

        4Justice
        Don’t worry brother..there are people out there working 24/7 on how to upgrade our war capability is matter of time, keep in mind the fact that we are just 8 month old country and these things dose takes time. Don’t lose confident and remember always our army has ever let us down since our 21 years of war with north and will not today

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  • 2 March 2012 13:43, by viper

    A Nation whose decision makers knows how to report any aggression into their territories is always a useless nation. We in South Sudan are brave pple ,but now we are turned down by these corruptist of the SPLM. Shame on you looters

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  • 2 March 2012 18:49, by Northern Sudanese

    this is quit cool guys, i am really enjoying these comments over here LOL HAHAHHAHAHAHA!!!! yesterday some guy said that north sudan is a extreme poor country after the south seceded HAHAHAHHAHHHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!! CHECK NOW HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA. how many times did you get bombed? someone tell me? HAHAHHAHAHAHA

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    • 2 March 2012 21:31, by viper

      Comrade North Sudanese, mind you that we are just blaming ourselves in South Sudan and this to you should not mean a divission. Be assured that we are still under Mayardit even if he has refused to bring down those old planes of yours. We r SS. Leave us alone comrade

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    • 3 March 2012 01:09, by john agoet

      To Northern Sudanese
      Yes, we have been bombard several times and we didn’t responded back for simple reason, we don’t believe in escalation but now we left with no choice, it is a matter of time to respond as you wish but remember this. Wars has to be decide wisely and when you start it

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      • 3 March 2012 01:13, by john agoet

        make sure you win it, in short time with minimum cost, this is the way we see it, for advice don’t laugh too much, you never knows what future hold

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  • 5 March 2012 02:40, by Madingbaar

    It is common to hear SPLA generals plus Benydit saying that they are capable of protecting territorial integrity of South Sudan. At the same time, NIF led government bombs South Sudan territories several times and their plans go back to the North in peace. My question is why SPLA is not shooting them down? Even during the war time, SPLA used to shot down plans with Sam-7, how come that SPLA is not

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