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SPLA is ready to fight over border if talks fail


July 10, 2012 (JONGLEI) – A senior member of South Sudan’s army (SPLA), Kuol Deim Kuol, said the military would be willing to fight the armed forces of neighbouring Sudan if talks over their disputed border do not reflect the interests of the government of South Sudan.

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SPLA Lt-Gen Kuol Deim Kuol overall commander of Operation Restore Peace and Disarmament in Jonglei State, South Sudan, 10 July 2012 (ST)

South Sudan and Sudan are engaged in talks, related to the consequences of South Sudan’s independence last year, in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

Under negotiation are demarcation of the border, oil transit fees, the status of Abyei and other disputed areas. However, Kuol said that ill intentions on behalf of Khartoum were overwhelming the talks.

The UN and African Union have given the two sides until August 3 to come to an agreement including demilitarising the disputed border.

Speaking at independence celebrations in Bor on Monday, Lt-Gen Kuol told the public that the "struggle is not over" while the border remains in disputed.

Khartoum was still capable of dragging South Sudan back to war but "we are ready to confront them", he said.

If the disputed areas of Heglig/Pathou, Abyei and Kafia-Kingi and others were not resolved politically then "we will fight to remove" the Sudan Armed Forces from these area, he said.

"This present generation will not allow war to reach our coming generation again – we will complete this war before the coming generation. In our plan in the SPLA, the coming generation is aim to set up development of the country with high technology”.

Sudan and South Sudan delegations are expected to resume talks Thursday in Addis Ababa over security and outstanding issues. Last week, the parties have defined a strategic approach to make a breakthrough on the security matters.

Speaking about the rebel groups in the immense state, Kuol said that the fighters of the late George Athor have all being integrated to the South Sudanese army after a peace deal signed with his group.

The SPLA general also denied the presence of David Yau Yau in Pibor saying the army is prepared to deal with him if he returns to the county.


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  • 12 July 2012 06:49, by katnyokarieu

    What a crabs by the how many murlei woman ur raped in pibor mr. Kuol?

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  • 12 July 2012 06:50, by Mi diit

    It is one thing to fight by just talking and it is another by being present on the battle field. Some like to talk and win imaginery victories without tasting the real battle itself. My cousin who was one of the commanding officers in heglig battles told me alot of the story. He said he could see clearly the difference. Yes prepare the army well and fight for our territorial integrity.

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  • 12 July 2012 07:54, by Madina Tonj

    Jalaby Ask your SAF and they will tell you about 3500 SAF Left dead in Panthou of Unity State.

    Yes, our areas must be obtain politically or militarally mean. The Sudan’s Minister defense was ask in their assemble that, how far SAF with South Sudan and he said, in his mouth that SAF are 40km inside South Sudan and the audience feels happy about their occuiption in South Sudan’s territories

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    • 12 July 2012 12:01, by mohammed ali

      Tonj, ask the French News agent in Heglih who said dead bodies of SS soldiers were everywhere and uncountable. Ask the red cross who collected dead bodies of SS soldiers to burry them they know the number excately! It was more than 2500 identified by DNA and recorded by the SPLA.After all the poor soldiers had to run away. This is not their war.This the war of the thieves!I feel sorry for them.

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      • 12 July 2012 12:57, by George Bol

        I am very sure ALI is pure coward.In any battle,you should not expect to clean or comeback without causalities. This is our differences with Nyamnyam. What matter is our victory over the heglig battle. The destruction we did to oil facilities and the burning of the entire Heglig and the surrounding villages really matter. Not only those but capturing of coward SAF soldiers and 80+ military vihcle.

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        • 12 July 2012 13:42, by mohammed ali

          Bol,Did you have victory over Heglig?You are lying to yourself , sadly you believe your lies! You are proud of the destruction you inflected on the oil facilities. Pathetic and stupid! You are going to pay all of this to the single penny. Otherwise, you have to drink your oil!It doesn’t matter what you call me, morons only take account about race.At least Nyamnyam are dressed not running nacked!

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  • 12 July 2012 08:08, by Madina Tonj

    Those SPLM officials being accused corruption must listen to president’s demand and if they were fighting because of this young nation then, they must accept to bring 4 billion back which will fund SPLA to defend their territory.

    Khartoum regime is looking for oil after losing the green land Southern Sudan and there will be no any inch to go to North Sudan in any cost our territory will never go

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    • 12 July 2012 14:06, by mohammed ali

      Bol, thieves should be punished, not begged to return the stolen money! It is all the ministers of the GOSS, can you imagine ALL THE MINISTERS were told by the president that YOU ARE THIEVES!If they have a fraction of a milligram of dignity , they should have resigned.They don’t have!They want war to disguise with patriotism so as to cover up their crimes against the pple of SS.

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  • 12 July 2012 08:48, by Majongdit

    South Sudan will take what belongs to South Sudan by any means any time. That is the overriding fact. Believe it or stone me, but that is surely what will happen.

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  • 12 July 2012 08:57, by Mr Equal

    Iam sick of these two words "war,war war and fight,fight" let the people test the peace first commrad. Whene Ethiopia and Eritea fought border war,they did not fight at the same year. They took rest first then they went to war after every one tested the beauty of being independent. Please, do not take attention of people from $4billion your commrad stolen. The nation need that money back.

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    • 12 July 2012 09:34, by Nibs

      Mr.Equal,you are seriously sick in the head.we’ll not enjoy peace till we liberate our occupied lands.we are aware of your evil schemes DC supporters,you are often against south sudanese.DC is code name of ncp and thus it’s important to terminate it b/co it doesn’t serve the interest of our people.

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      • 12 July 2012 10:01, by Mr Equal

        to Mr Nibs
        Oh,Oh calm down war lover. let me ask you these questions. Do you and you uncls really know the cost of the war? I will not explain it to you,because if your uncls do not understand it;it means you will never know it too. Nobody can take other’s land. So my friend,let us fix the problem we have at home first insteat of juping like a frog and add more problem to it.

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        • 12 July 2012 14:23, by Nibs

          Equal,fighting for what is ours is not being warmonger/lover.giving up what is yours is being coward that is what you are suggesting.to you everyone’s uncle is splm official,that’s laughable.ps:learn correct spelling for effective communication,i hardly understand what you wrote.

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  • 12 July 2012 09:29, by George Bol

    Lt.genereral Kuol Dim has said everything. Abyei issue is a time bomb and we urge the international community to encourage the Arab nomad to leave the area if they want peace. Bashier must evacuate Panthou and the surrounding because it’s our area. Our brothers from Nuba are the one that we should be understanding in the issue of Heglig but not fake Arab intruders.

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  • 12 July 2012 10:02, by Ambago

    The North is our sworn in enemy and we don’t need any self promoted general to lecture us on that. Just stop eating money and move to buy anti-aircraft. Bring down all the Khartoum Antonovs and the war is over. Is this a rocket science my fellow South Sudanese citizens or are we being taken for another new ride???Q!!!!!

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    • 12 July 2012 12:12, by mohammed ali

      Ambago, they eat money but they don’t food food. Your belly is protruding with British taxpayers money and hatred and you want to push the hungry & starving soldiers to die just to to quench your hatred.You can’t buy anything because you have no money and you will not have any.No oil will ever pass through Sudan, take it from me!It is the only possible route & you wont get it!

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      • 12 July 2012 12:50, by George Bol

        you are hurting yourself when you associate yourself with Jallaba. Asked yourself who should I keep lying to myself? you know that you are from coward tribe in the South but your nature will dictate where you belong.I am 100% sure that you are Southerners but who prostitute and betray their country when they smell hot issue.Keep on praising your husband but your hatred against the SPLM/A know

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        • 12 July 2012 15:15, by Mi diit

          Nyagat George Bol, when did your coward uncles know how to fight like us? We know your cowardice very well.

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  • 12 July 2012 10:59, by Nhomlau Nhomlau

    Yes Mr. Deim, Your speech hit the public interest as well as youth interest, u soud like comrade Deng Wol there in Devision3 and some other comrades in operation fields, no anywhere in the world for the border to be darmacated peacefully but gun. u reali fit to ur position, But sir we need our mony to be increased at least 2000ssp per askari...my AK47 is ready to shoot at border man

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    • 12 July 2012 14:51, by Darkangel


      90% ILLITERATE - 1 IN 5 GO TO SCHOOL - 20% Severe Malnutrition in children under 5



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      • 12 July 2012 14:57, by Darkangel
      • 12 July 2012 20:29, by Dr.Feel Good

        To DarkAngel

        Your name ritualize your dark thoughts....South Sudanese are not against Northerners but NCP because they are taught to kill people. my friend this time, red sea will be your destination....this war affects all African countries who wants to benefit from both sides.

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      • 12 July 2012 23:43, by Kikiji longiro

        Dear War barkers,

        Who in all of you reach the borders of the wars.Ask Hitler of Germany & Patrick Lolumba of Congo.Where are their graves in this world beside their war histories.Who in us don,t know that we south sudanese fought because we have seen food and stolen money.OUT OF MONEY & FOOD WHO DID WE LIBERATE? ASK KIIR & REIK.


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  • 12 July 2012 17:16, by Sudani+

    To SS
    1- It is clear that you are pro-war as well as many of SPLM/A thieves
    3- we do not want war and also the pp of SS are fade-up of war
    2- if such stupid and corrupt leaders from SPLM continue to rule SS, then war is inevitable
    4- be prepared for war if it start, this time SAF will not use antinov alone, there will be not limit to the use of power and the war field is open

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  • 12 July 2012 23:55, by Kikiji longiro


    these people don,t taste what is life.They were born inside those huge cows & huge milk and were only trianed by schools & parents wristlings beside their cows,what else can Dinka & nuer tell you about the sweetness of the peaceful life in this world?


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  • 13 July 2012 06:19, by Joseph Canada



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