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Sudan-supported rebels continue attacks in border areas, Juba says

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May 23, 2012 (JUBA) - South Sudan said Wednesday that militia groups aligned to the government of neighbouring Sudan, collaboratively attempted to attack the border states of Western and Northern Bahr el Ghazal over the last two days, targeting largely civilian settlements and forcing hundreds of families to flee their ancestral homes and head for urban areas.

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A member of a branch of the SPLA plays a trombone in a pro independence march January 5, 2011 in Juba, Sudan (Getty)

Eyewitnesses and state officials from Aweil East County of Northern Bahr el Ghazal, said, in series of interviews with Sudan Tribune, that the attack was carried out by militia groups acting in collaboration with the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and it’s paramilitary the Popular Defence Forces (PDF).

South Sudan’s army (SPLA) says it was attacked in the Warguet area on the South Sudanese side of the disputed and largely undemarcated border.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, South Sudan minister of information and media affairs, Barnaba Benjamin Marial, described the “wanton attacks”, as an attempt to provoke a response from the SPLA.

“This is a clear violation of the African Union roadmap and the resolution of the United Nations Security Council,” said Marial, describing it a “slap in the face” of the international community.

The Security Council and African Union are trying to bring the to sides back to talks to resolve a number of post-partition issues, including oil, borders, disputed areas and security.

"It has not been easy for the last three days for our people, especially civilians. They have been living in fear and dodging aerial and ground attacks by the Sudanese Armed Forced and their allied militia groups in Mereim”, Makuac Kuol, a local administrative officer told Sudan Tribune Wednesday.

“They have been constantly shelling Warguet from Mereim with heavy artillery since Sunday. It is actually going to four days now since they started”, he said explaining further that ground attacks on the area were repulsed on Wednesday.

“Our forces did not follow them. They just pushed them back to where they came and remained in their positions, because they know the intention of the attack is to provoke a fight in order to spoil current diplomatic efforts by the international community trying to bring the two sides together to discuss the way forward”, he said.

In April South Sudan occupied the oil-producing region of Heglig for 10 days in response, Juba says, to repeated SAF attacks on Unity State from the area. South Sudan was widely condemned for its actions and has since withdrawn from Abyei, another disputed area, as per a UN Security Council resolution. Khartoum says that it will not withdraw until a civilian administration is established.

Kuol said civilians fleeing aerial bombardments and ground attacks by long range artillery are trying to find safety in towns. He said quoted some one of displaced as saying "we fled with the children because shells were landing and shrapnel were buzzing around us."

Minister Marial told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday that the Sudanese army was amassing troops on the border and maintains “huge” presence in Mereim which, he said, had been used for “shelling indiscriminately” over the last three days.

“They have shifted the war to Mereim, which is now being used as a springboard for shelling and using the local population as mercenaries to fight their war. The minister of defence of Sudan was there three times this to month to mobilise local population to fight their war”, said Marial.

“They are also doing the same thing in Western Bahr el Ghazal State. Their troops are moving and shelling indiscriminately areas which are not military targets”, he said explaining that the country’s army is monitoring the movement the similar groups along the border with South Sudan’s Upper Nile State.

The government spokesman said areas of Unity State and Wedakona in Upper Nile State are believed to be hosting the largest pockets of Khartoum-backed militia.

Khartoum denies backing groups in South Sudan and accuses Juba of assisting the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N), which have been fighting the government since disputed elections and demands that they disarm last year.

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  • 24 May 2012 10:07, by SEE ME

    Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

    Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

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    • 24 May 2012 10:18, by Dinkawarrior

      See Me!
      If your name is also known as Kurnyel then your cought, no matter how hide inside the internet! Shame on you!

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      • 24 May 2012 10:20, by Dinkawarrior

        See Me!
        If your name is also known as Kurnyel then your caught, no matter how hide inside the internet! Shame on you!

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        • 24 May 2012 10:23, by SEE ME

          Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

          Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

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  • 24 May 2012 10:20, by Equatoria one

    Equatoria 3
    When SPLA captured Heglig,the whole world was shouting requesting for the immediate withdrawal. Now that Bashir continues to bomb the territory of South Sudan, no whole world is silent. Is that justice?

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    • 24 May 2012 15:20, by zulu

      EF.
      You are right. Many protocols including the famous CPA have been rendered useless by Khartoum. It would appear that only rhetorics is high but no spirit to implement. They’d rather have somebody blamed than themselves. So, we sign all agreements but they create their own buffer zone. any agreement is worthless.

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  • 24 May 2012 10:26, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    SEE ME,we southerners we can write sense in any website,but because the hadred you the Sudanese once we have been as a brothers and sis in one Sudan,and because of your hadred toward South Sudanese make one to write a bad language,but otherwise thing can be corrected.
    And for the militia attacks in the border areas,Dr Lam Akol should arrested on that,because he is behind this.

    OKUCU PA LOTINOKWA

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    • 24 May 2012 10:29, by SEE ME

      Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

      Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

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      • 24 May 2012 10:39, by Dinkawarrior

        Another name for Kurnyel is SEE ME!

        Whoever against South Sudan will be a loser like Malowi President!

        George Athor is not gonna come forever, you better harry up before we close the windows. God will punish Kurnyel for being anti-his own people. Shame on you!!

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        • 24 May 2012 10:50, by SEE ME

          Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

          Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

          repondre message

        • 24 May 2012 11:30, by SEE ME

          Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

          Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

          I HOPE THIS REPETITION WILL MAKE THE UNCHANGEABLE WILL CHANGE and act like HUMAN BEINGS

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    • 24 May 2012 10:37, by SEE ME

      Dr Lam Akol is well known among northern Sudanese and African peoples. PLS be fair and don’t compare him with the useles PAGAN AMON even through they are from same tribe.

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  • 24 May 2012 10:48, by SEE ME

    okucu pa lotinokwan

    You are 100% wrong in your comments

    Iam very proud to be AFRO-ARAB and I tell this to the pure ARABS and to all African-Africans.

    When I was outside Sudan I used go only with my African-African brothers.
    ALHUMDU lilALLAH that Iam only 50% ARAB.

    Your southern don’t know how use website to present their ideas to IC. They are only after sending bad words.

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    • 24 May 2012 13:19, by Aaban

      Hello everyone, please excepted my appeal this silly called see me is not from Darfur Allah wuyit he is from Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya of Ja’alin tribe who are coward, criminal, racist and murderer but love to hide behind other brave tribe shadow, the genocide that happened in Darfur has reduced every living thing in Darfur area to believe for any relationship between Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya

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    • 24 May 2012 14:02, by Junta

      Ya See Me
      There is nothing like Afro-Arab unless your suffering from inferiority complex like most wannabe Arabs in the North! You are either and African or an Arab no matter how much the blend of the genes are, you can not escape being an Africa. There is no Afro-Arab! However you ridicule, demonised and slander South Sudanese, nothing will change your inferiority complex feeling of being African

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      • 24 May 2012 16:30, by SEE ME

        Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

        Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

        I HOPE THIS REPETITION WILL MAKE THE UNCHANGEABLE WILL CHANGE and act like HUMAN BEINGS

        repondre message

  • 24 May 2012 12:25, by didiermoiss

    We must return to talks to calm the situation.
    sexe hard

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    • 24 May 2012 13:19, by SEE ME

      Aaban

      Forget aboutAl Bendairya Al Dahmashya
      If you are really DARFURIAN tell me the tribe you blongs to.

      I will tell you my tribe and then give my e-mail and let’s start the war that want it.
      You better thank Jalaba who saved you before you cry for the ICC.

      Yes your people killed some of tribe but we are men not women to cry for outsiders.
      In DARFUR is degrading to cry like women

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      • 24 May 2012 13:34, by Aaban

        You are very dumb indeed even Bashir himself or his coward clan of Ja’alin will never called any tribe in Darfur as woman and this proved that you are from the bloody thirsty Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya of Ja’alin tribe who love to protect themselves by other people blood, do you think I am very dumb like you to give you my email address in order to murder me like other people you blindly massacre

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        • 24 May 2012 13:36, by Aaban

          in my area? You’re greedy clan who sold their soul to evil are well known for mass murderer and racism and shame just be silly but you are nothing to me other than son of Janjaweed militias,
          Shame on you and I will embarrass you with more to come, I know you from outside to the inside

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          • 24 May 2012 13:43, by Aaban

            Thank God that you are not from my Darfur community otherwise nobody that his people has be mass massacred by Ja’alin clan they people who are serial killer of other tribe to protected their power through blood, racist tribe with negative attitude toward other people,

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            • 24 May 2012 14:02, by Aaban

              And by the way, what war are you saying that we are going to start? Has the other war which your Ja’alin clan start by committing atrocity against the African tribe finish yet?, what a stupid words you said that Fur people cried like women? It show your lack of understanding just like your arrogance bloody thirsty Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya of Ja’alin behaviours,

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          • 24 May 2012 16:32, by SEE ME

            Aaban
            PLS PLS let me know your tribe if you are true DARFURIAN?

            2003-2004 Ja’alin didn’t do any thing in DARFUR. The rebel attacked us the AFRO-ARABS but we deafed them and got most of thier arms.

            DARFURIAN rebels are the main source for AFRO-ARAB DARFURIANS to be well armed.

            We don’t need any help from SAF because they take the arms that we get from you.

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          • 24 May 2012 16:33, by SEE ME

            Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

            Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

            I HOPE THIS REPETITION WILL MAKE THE UNCHANGEABLE WILL CHANGE and act like HUMAN BEINGS

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            • 24 May 2012 16:36, by SEE ME

              Aaban
              forget about SUDAN, DARFUR, RSS or AFRICA let’s meet some where in DARFUR as DARFURIANS.

              Don’t degrade your DARFURIAN ROOTS and say no.

              Iam ready to meet even you in the police stations inside the 3 big cities and I don’t care for them at all.

              SUDAN TRIBUNE will post our case and those in this website will judge

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              • 24 May 2012 16:38, by SEE ME

                Aaban
                If you are DARFURIAN then you will know "KANFOOS"

                I want you to meet me even in CHAD-ABASHAY then one of us will wear his mother’s "KANFOOS"

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  • 24 May 2012 16:46, by SEE ME

    To all sotherners and northernes

    PLS....PLS...PLS..PLS...PLS...don’t put your noses in this case between me and my closed brother Aaban.

    We are joking

    Aaban Do want to work in CHAD in oil industry or the pipeline from DOBA to KIRBI in CAMAROON?

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    • 24 May 2012 22:12, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      I think if sudan still generating rebel againist Repubilic of South Sudan then South will make another attempt but i tell you this attack south will up to port sudan
      take this seriousely.

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  • 25 May 2012 02:41, by 4Justice

    Man posssessed by lucifer delivered in the name of Jesus Christ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DT_ArhcpD4

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    • 25 May 2012 02:56, by 4Justice

      Devil is liveD back words

      Let him learn to write BACKWARDS. . .

       Crowley, Aleister. Magick: Liber ABA, book four, 1994 Ordo Templi Orientis edition, p. 639

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