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SPLA will defend its territory from Sudan’s aggression: official

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By Bonifacio Taban Kuich

February 23, 2013 (BENTIU) – The South Sudanese army (SPLA) will fight to protect its people and the country’s territorial integrity, should Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) invade the new nation, its fourth division commander in Unity State has assured.

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James Koang Chol, the SPLA fourth division commander in Unity state, February 23, 2013 (ST)

Speaking exclusively to Sudan Tribune on Saturday, James Koang Chol said the SPLA forces have been monitoring operations of SAF and its allied militias in neighbouring South Kordofan state, further accusing the Sudanese army of continuously bombing its territories.

“They have bombed our side, [but] we in the SPLA are in our position, specially this division. We have not moved any inches to the north, but they [SAF] have bombed our position in Jau [in Unity state], in which we lost one of SPLA soldier and some of the civilians were injured” said Chol.

The SPLA division commander warned that the southern army would retaliate, if provoked into war by Khartoum, as part of its mandate to protect South Sudan’s territorial integrity.

Last week, the SPLA accused the Sudanese army of bombing Jau area in its Unity state, killing two people and several cattle. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) also confirmed the attack, which it claims occurred in a “contested” region.

Chol, however, insists South Sudan remains committed to the implementation of the September cooperation agreement, both Presidents Salva Kiir and his Sudanese counterpart, Omer al Bashir signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Since then, implementation of the agreements on security and economic matters, as well as call for a demilitarized zone along the border and the creation of a “soft border” have made very little progress.

Early this year, talks between the two parties failed after disagreements emerged over security, border demarcation and the final status of the disputed Abyei area. The situation has caused a stalemate between the two countries, with Khartoum refusing to accept passage of South Sudan’s oil flows through its territories, unless Juba ends its alleged support for SPLM-N rebels, which is fighting the Sudanese army in the north’s restive Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.

During the interview, Chol said failure by the Sudanese army to withdraw from the disputed regions as stipulated in the cooperation agreement on security, could result into a bitter contest between the two armies.

“We cannot remain idle [and] we cannot remain as if our hands are tied, while the people of South Sudan are being killed. We are here to defend the people of South Sudan, [but] if they [SAF] continue bombing our position, definitely there will be a war”, the fourth division commander told Sudan Tribune.

South Sudan’s Kiir recently ordered the army to mobilise against any aggression from neighbouring Sudan, and instructed the governors in Border States to remain vigilant of the security situation.

Both Bashir and Kiir, according to South Sudan’s information minister, are due to meet at an AU summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia next month. The need to expedite implementation of the cooperation agreement, Benjamin Marial said, is likely to dominate the meeting of the two leaders.
(ST)

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  • 24 February 2013 08:14, by Michael Angelo

    Mr. Commander Chol,
    How you guys defend a nation when an enemy bomb you and you never do a damn thing about it? Now you said one soldier and some civillians are injurned while SPLA never do anything about. The more you never retailate the more they bombed you knowing that SPLA is a pussycat according to them.

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    • 24 February 2013 08:29, by Tong dut

      We trust our SPLA,No jalaba will come.But this time fuck them from A to Z.

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  • 24 February 2013 08:18, by Kim Deng

    We want these coward Jaang/Slaves to be in the frontline instead of looting money there in Juba.

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    • 24 February 2013 09:12, by Al-mezan

      Kim,
      Every one on this forum is alerted that you are there to distract our attention from national concerns.
      To CDR Chol, SPLA OYEE! WE ARE CONFIDENT OF YOUR STANCE, THE SAF IS A COMPONENT OF CONSCRIPTED FIGHTERS UNLIKE OUR ARMY WHICH IS A COMPONENT OF VOLUNTEERS.

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    • 24 February 2013 10:09, by Peter Nhiany

      Hello Kim D. The SPLA money looters in Juba include Dr. Riek Machar, James Hoth Mai, John Kong Nyuon who are SPLM government top leaders. You keeps ranting about Jaang Jaang like someone who is blind eyes and his heart. People who always wish others something detrimental will also get theirs as well. You speak greatly a language of hate and tribalisn, and that is not good for someone seem educated

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      • 24 February 2013 10:49, by julia

        peter Nyaize,
        thank u bro for ur brave,concern advocacy for unity.
        U re a hero,patriotic,nationalist guy among the web commentator
        but i may oppose u for the matter of John koang Nyuon, there is a saying in Dinka that ,the cow that don,t moo!brought next to a cows that moo!would learn.
        He of course been force to corruption by same notorious.

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        • 25 February 2013 00:22, by Lotodo Awino Odug

          don’t his inocent look fool you,John King nyon is a millionaire now just like Hoss and Riek Puot.

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      • 24 February 2013 12:35, by Peacocktail

        Peter, Leave him alone,
        Kid Deng is a witchcraft son and too He is mad from illusion of Gunddeng shrines.
        SPLA is not for Pres Salva Kiir nor for Reik or anyone but for the entire South Sudan.They bleed and died smiling in thier ugly grave, defend it from Arabs and foolish fastor Yau Yau.Weapons without brave army is just like having beautiful wife without Sex.Recouncilation must be CANCELLED.

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      • 24 February 2013 12:35, by Peacocktail

        Peter, Leave him alone,
        Kid Deng is a witchcraft son and too He is mad from illusion of Gunddeng shrines.
        SPLA is not for Pres Salva Kiir nor for Reik or anyone but for the entire South Sudan.They bleed and died smiling in thier ugly grave, defend it from Arabs and foolish fastor Yau Yau.Weapons without brave army is just like having beautiful wife without Sex.Recouncilation must be CANCELLED.

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    • 24 February 2013 16:51, by no peace with north

      Kim you are totally kid you don’t know what you are talking about, I personaally knew CDR James Koang physically I met him several times all his bodyguards are Dinka even I have my cousin who is his close bodyguard, he was the one let me meet with him I think you were just born in Kakuma or in America when you hear the name of Nuer you just praise him/her while you have not seen him/her.

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  • 24 February 2013 08:19, by Sundayw

    The gallant SPLA forces have proven time and again that they are more than capable of defending South Sudan. Even though the SPLA does not have air superiority, they are able to defeat SAF on the ground. They proved this when they were able to repulse SAF attempts to retake Panthou. It was the international community outcry that forced our political leadership to pull back. So, CDR Chol is right.

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    • 24 February 2013 09:34, by Rezingving monynok

      SOUTH SUDAN Army (Mighty SPLA) chase these fake Arabs on land , over the mountains , in valleys and forest up to where they came from , should they respect them and don`t play with fire because they consequences will be very high , should they understand that this time will not listen to any intentional body , jalaby and your brothers listen carefully , will chase you like rats

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  • 24 February 2013 08:35, by Mapuor

    Hahahah modern warfare has moved away from attrition to most advance forms some of which are only understood long after they have occurred.Nonetheless, war is always internecine and should be avoided by all means.

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  • 24 February 2013 08:48, by mudfish

    I believe in old SPLA who offer their life to liberate S Sudan,but present SPLA the joint Army for seek of getting money and promotion.
    please stop lies and practice what you speech.
    you demote soldiers who fought for more then 20 years,and promote sugar mamies.to hall!!!

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  • 24 February 2013 09:16, by master

    guys
    when SAF crushed your ass in heglig and mr visionless said we.would’t withdrow and then SPLA run away he said he obeyed international pressure
    wa allahy if SAF want to be in jube no thing will prevent it and they can be there after five day
    you can fool your self and your people

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    • 24 February 2013 09:30, by julia

      master.
      Capture kurmuk,kuda first to take of Juba.ur gay spokeperson have disappear completly.

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    • 24 February 2013 09:44, by Rezingving monynok

      chunky funky master
      listen or read carefully son of bitch this time will get your ass , fake Arabs if you have ears or eyes please collect your things and move back to where your grand dad came from before the bravest SPLA kick your ass ,last warning

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    • 24 February 2013 09:45, by Rezingving monynok

      chunky funky master
      listen or read carefully son of bitch this time will get your ass , fake Arabs if you have ears or eyes please collect your things and move back to where your grand dad came from before the bravest SPLA kick your ass ,last warning

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    • 24 February 2013 12:25, by hellonearth

      oh please answer the question on Kurmuk and Mafo idiot before you think of Juba

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  • 24 February 2013 11:12, by bolingo

    For how long will you james koang chol and phillip aguer keep on singing the same song to the people while the enemy keeps on bombing your positions and the poor civilians.
    Our greedy leaders are using the money for buying expensive cars and sleeping with prostitutes in hotels instead of buying Anti air craft guns and paying our gallant forces their salary every month.

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  • 24 February 2013 11:20, by master

    Rezingving
    son of unknown monkey
    i know in your fake culture you can marrige the wife of your dead father and get baby from her but what mystrifed me whether this baby be you son or your brother?
    plz answer

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    • 24 February 2013 11:27, by Darkangel

      Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaakakakakakaka ahahahahahahahahaha
      You know they offer their wives to a visitor as a sign of respect. So the child is a guest also .. or does he marry his sisters.
      waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaakakakak hahahahahha

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    • 24 February 2013 11:30, by Darkangel

      Look at that fat commander .. cant even run 10 meters. Look fact is fact. SPLA is not an army. They are rebels .. come n go depending on who pays more. No weapons, no skills, no command. Only reason why you make any gains is because Sudan is at war with Israel and West. You are a proxy, a step stone. Stop telling youelves otherwise. They fund your weapons and soon will be fighting your battle.

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    • 24 February 2013 14:19, by Rezingving monynok

      sorry mr chunky funky master
      son of known monkey, am not responsible for your carelessness and stupidity wrong assumptions ,am not from that side crab ,our culture is very unique and that respects every human not like you ,I could n`t imagine how much fool you are!!i have never seen or heard someone marriage his mother unless in animals be informed about one your brothers who raped 70yrs old

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      • 24 February 2013 14:30, by Rezingving monynok

        master
        who raped 70 years woman in Omdurman few days ago . that one resemble your real actions and culture , It is true people of your kind sleep with animals ,any how it is not the topic of now , I repeat to you son of known donkey master that collect your things get the hell out of there and informed your uncle Tayeb Mustafa of intibaha newspaper, that the brave men are on the way ,tim

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    • 24 February 2013 15:19, by panchol

      Master!
      hahhahahahahahahah! who will reach Juba? You mean SAF or an other’s army? coming to Juba is like making suicide ya luti.
      The best option to all these is to solve pending issues ie,
      1.Border demarcation
      2. Disputed areas
      3. Claim areas 4. Abyiei Right and the list goes.

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  • 24 February 2013 13:03, by master

    James
    plz we are not in need to show us your fake shampionship

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  • 24 February 2013 15:00, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    The Arab has already stipulated the Republice of South Sudan the invasion of some area in the south. But SPLA is keep bold eye at the SAF in South Sudan borders.

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  • 24 February 2013 18:00, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    How good is it Mr.Koang Chol when you look smart with such ranks? How do other Nuer people deserve this kind of looking? Rebelling is not the key, but devotion to our need is what we should have to understand first. Rebelling is not a good choose. Rebelling is not a good choose at all.
    By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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  • 24 February 2013 19:37, by cbuongdit cholkua

    Master, at least we do not sleep with family members. we don’t do that in our culture, that’s animals live.

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    • 24 February 2013 21:47, by Northern Sudanese

      cbuongdit cholkua
      it seems that drinking urine gives you much sense of imaginations loool

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      • 25 February 2013 00:38, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        Spla is in a better position to defend this land,you guys don’t follow up with my comments here.the regime in Khartoum is now in tailspin.it has no soldiers to fight it’s wars this time.what you saw from Hegliq parade are republican guards, and this are the last elite units of this crumbling government of ncp.watch the news, this ncp will finish this year. by LOKO EL POLLO[THE MANIAC]

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        • 25 February 2013 01:56, by Lotodo Awino Odug

          the deserts of DARFUR ARE EMPTY,BN AND SB YOUTHS ARE NOW IN SOUTH SUDAN WHERE THEY CAN’T FIND THEM. YOUTHS FROM DURFUR HAVE FLED TO LIBYA, EGTYPT AND CHAD WHERE THEY ARE NOW CLAMPING CITZENSHIPS.ONLY IN KHARTOUM AND SENAAR ARE THE PLACES THEY CAN FORCED STUDENTS TO JOIN THE ARMY WITH SCHOOLARSHIP REWARD IF YOU MADE IT BACK ALIVE OR MAIMED.

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        • 25 February 2013 02:19, by allan

          To kim deng first of all u are an idiol hommesexually living in westernworld thinking that know something abt spla which u know zero abt it did u ever find any unite in spla witout dinka in frontline stupid shit

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          • 25 February 2013 02:34, by Lotodo Awino Odug

            KIM ONLY REACT WHEN HE IS AGGRAVATED BY ANTI-NUER COMMENTS,WHAT SPUKE HIM TO DAY MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH HUNGER,

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  • 25 February 2013 05:27, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    SPLA operations at the border is very poor some times but now SAF have seized 13 inches from south sudan borders. But now SPLA watchdog are open BOLD EYES against SAF.

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