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February 8, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudan army (SPLA) forces on Thursday repulsed a militia attack, in which seven rebels were killed in the Obudi area of its Upper Nile state, a military source said.

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South Sudan’s SPLA soldiers hold up their weapons as they shout at a military base in Bentiu 22 April 2012 (Reuters)

“The army was able to repulse an attack carried out by the militias in our territory. The SPLA will continue to protect the people of South Sudan from such aggression”, SPLA spokesperson Phillip Aguer told a media briefing in Juba, on Friday.

He accused the Sudanese government of backing the militias.

The incident comes barely a week after the SPLA said one of its soldiers died in a ground and air attack allegedly carried out by the armed forces from neighbouring Sudan in the Renk county of Upper Nile.

At least three people, the army said, were wounded during the attack, which has reportedly displaced thousands of women, children and the elderly in the state.

South Sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011, but tensions between the two nations almost triggered a border conflict in April last year. A 2005 peace deal allowed South Sudan to opt for independence, but many other aspects of the deal, such the status of disputed areas and demarcation of the border have not yet been fully implemented,

The two sides signed a deal in September last year that would have allowed South Sudan to resume oil exports - stopped a year ago over a transit fee dispute - and create a demilitarised buffer zone on the tense border.

However, implementation of the deal has stalled over security issues, with Sudan accusing the South of backing its former comrades who fight the Sudanese army in South Kordofan and Blue Nile - both of which border Upper Nile state.

Khartoum and Juba deny accusations of supporting rebel groups from both sides.

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  • 9 February 2013 06:37, by Sundayw

    SPLA Oyeee!!! These are just a bunch of misinformed SAF/NIF Stooges who will not succeed in disrupting the lives of citizens in South Sudan. As long as the NIF/NCP regime comes to its senses, we will always succeed in moving our country forward.

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    • 9 February 2013 06:42, by aguotwany@live.com

      Long live SPLA and defend us . We proud of you .

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  • 9 February 2013 06:38, by Tong dut

    Kill those mad dogs one by one.That is not the solution,they will come in good number next time.

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  • 9 February 2013 07:02, by Guandong

    Kill,Smash them n don’t leave even awounded one, this will be agreat lesson to them bocz the good thing is that,u are killing them inside ur teritorry u didn’t go to attack them.Go upto the of Khartoum, if it will be difficult we are ready to join you as soon as posible.

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    • 9 February 2013 08:07, by julia

      Gaudong those killed re Nuer Riek boy who want to secure for Riek a presidency.
      This time no compromise to triators,nyigateen,malitias.
      Who want to distabilise our people will face it rough.
      SSPLA oyeeeeeeeeeeeeee
      S.Sudan oyeeeeeeeeeeee.
      Hoth Mai oyeeeeeeeeeee
      Garang killed thousand triators.
      Hoth mai killed ten thousand triators.

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      • 9 February 2013 10:07, by Nyakuzuny

        Hey ya Nonsense jullia shut up your mouth Son of Bitch , Dr.Riek Machar is your Leader , will leading you in up Coming Election believe me , you stupid Boy without Nuer Tribe here in South Sudan There was and there will be no South Sudan as whole because God Know our situation here in South Sudan that is why he is bring Nuer Tribe to be apart of South Sudan.

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        • 9 February 2013 10:18, by Nyakuzuny

          hey Brother Julia you Understanding my word again,the people of Nuer is the People of God the same like People of Israel Land,if you Look Nuer Land you become very Compatible because it is the Land of God, Nuer People are Respecting people they Loves their Neighboring and they have Law,Kind ship& Good marriages they have good Religious background.Nuer they love them self,they are not Loving food.

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          • 9 February 2013 15:30, by Wad alnas

            To Nyakuzuny or whatever your names is and let me ask you something. SO if Nuer where like the way you just describe them. then why do they betray the SPLA and Bor Dinka or the South Sudanese people during the war when we where suppose stick together and face the enemy?

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      • 9 February 2013 13:04, by panchol

        Julia
        Let us develop respect towards our leaders for they are selected by Heavenly (God). Dr. Riak had appologised for what he did in 1991. Dear South Sudanese commentators, our comment must indicates unity in the South.
        By jech el Hameer In Kazuk. SPLA Oyee!

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        • 9 February 2013 19:16, by julia

          oh mr.panchol.u re right,ur name soud like panchol Deng Ajang.with is song,title ee.ngag bee ook tiaem,oog riel Wani,riek machar.oog riel Bentieu.Nhial Deng Nhail, Pieng Deng majok ku George Athor.makuei Lueth ke Loog,Deng Athorbei ke weui,Malong dit ka Gard.
          Bro,Nuer keep on provoking like Deng hanbol&Nuer empire,Kim Deng.thank u,i know thank Riek apologies.but those,dogs don,t accept the change.

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          • 9 February 2013 19:45, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

            Julia yesterday u comment like know how person, today ur comment show it that u are not educated, if u are Dinka from Upper Nile or Jonglie I thing u spend 2 day with out water or food during 1991.
            please my advice to u don’t wage the war for Nuer again, Nuer was petiance for long time, the Just show the good leadership of Dinka to other tribes in S.Sudan.if the S.sudanese we siad it’s bad rule

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            • 9 February 2013 20:10, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

              Julia if u where outside sudan in 1991, please come with one leg, don’t comment like those who for get Nuer wars
              what i know now all s.sudanese they learn the leadership of Jieng(Dinka).
              Nuer where so quite since, they don’t mean it that, they like ur bad ruling of S.S. we just give the chance to other tribes learn u very well.
              if they siad Nuer, we are very suffering for Dinka role.

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              • 9 February 2013 20:27, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

                the lesson that we give in Africa will be the first then Rwanda,I really mean it Julia.becouse no tribes will convince Nuer for killing Dogs (Dinkas), we will wash u a way in South Sudan.
                Just pray for God b/c Nuer will no siad kac lora Jangi.
                All Equatoria the learn Dinka now that is what we waiting.
                All minority tribes in Wua learn Dinka roling and Minority tribes in Upper Nile State they l

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            • 9 February 2013 20:17, by julia

              pinyin Gatkuoth what do u mean?u mean a person who have reveal the truth about Nuer is un educated,foolish&atriator as u claim.
              Pls.am not ur type.
              Ask Hon.Wang,i change my pseudonmy form Nuer food lover to Julia.ur stupid bro Nuer Empire&Kim Deng provoke me by reminding me of 1991 incident.
              Plse try to condemn ur Nuer mat.to condemn my comment.

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        • 9 February 2013 20:53, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

          Pancol go a head young brilliant man.

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  • 9 February 2013 07:20, by master

    haha
    yes we backed these men and soon you will hear bad news
    oyeeeeee hahaaaaaa

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    • 9 February 2013 13:06, by kamal

      those seven solidiers will go to heaven. b,cos they are JIHAD died while carrying thier keys in THIER POCKET TO OPEN THE DOOR OF ALAH SHAME TO ALL FAKE SUDANES.

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  • 9 February 2013 07:49, by Mapuor

    War is often internecine,supporting rebel groups by both sides will not yield good results on both sides.Just have a glance on Ethiopia Vs Sudan during Mangistu and Numeri regimes.What happened?Eriteria separated from Ethiopia and South Sudan separated from Sudan hahahah come on,what is then a possible scenario?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 9 February 2013 07:51, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Yes good news, SSPLA can defeat any external and internal aggression. Master, Jalaby, mohemad Ali, Northern Sudan e.t.c are about to be asessinate in any more time.

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  • 9 February 2013 08:10, by George Bol

    Gaar, jin be liu baang gore mieth/nyamnyam/kuen. Maa te mieth ree S.Sudan. Wicda midit te reech, pieu, bel etc. Gaar che naath be liu gore kuen(food in Khartoum). Your liove is not equal to food please, stop being nyagat!

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    • 10 February 2013 07:47, by Nuer Empire

      George Bol:Which language is this?

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  • 9 February 2013 09:58, by Nyakuzuny

    Congratulation SPLA for Defeated Rebel in Upper-Nile State
    Spla Oyeeeee! New Nation Oyeeee! and were is he Jalaby now let us move forward untill Khartoum .

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  • 9 February 2013 10:29, by Gaddfa

    Yeah keep on kick their ass, south Sudanese should them as much as the want. they are shameful fake people claiming to fight for the right of south Sudanese why is not true. i wish the SPLA teach them a lesson.

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  • 9 February 2013 16:44, by Moral Agent

    is wishful thinking for food lover and people who support them eater think Riek (Dr massacre )will be a president of south one day, because our nation will never and ever be represent by chief of food lover or somebody a betray,or may be over the dead body of people of bor,if there is any alternative one rather Riek than you may have chance one day keep dreaming
    death to food lover

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    • 9 February 2013 20:37, by ViVa Sudan

      I feel sorry for Neur coz they fought for nothing but Dinka Aims & they must stand & fight for thier oil & ther own counrty now.. Dinak are rotten in all ways they can’t fight by thier own hahaha long live Dr . Reik to kill Dinak

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    • 9 February 2013 20:45, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

      Marol Ageng pls u can thank Dr Riek for self determination that was created Dr machar,If u don’t like Riek joint SPLA North who fight for unity of Sudan, the food that u eat and drink is for Dr machar plan.
      what I heard from Equatoria is really truth, they siad Dinka have no thank whether u give him/her all ur thing. No thank at all.
      pls siad thank for Dr machar plan and cursed Dr Jonh plan.

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  • 9 February 2013 23:07, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

    Panchol,Moral and malou please advice the mentality ( orphan ) boy Julia(former Nuer food Lover)his/her wards will lead him/her to die, b/c is disunity, why don’t u have good comment like a man for one day?
    don’t u known that all people read ur comment?
    those who pass a way for disunity in S.S.will call.

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