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Jonglei: US envoy, UN condemn rebel attack on civilians

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October 21, 2013 (JUBA) – The United States envoy to South Sudan has condemned Sunday’s attack on two cattle camps in Jonglei state, which killed 44 people and left unknown numbers wounded.

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US embassador to South Sudan Susan Page (AP photo)

Several women and children, state officials said, were also abducted from their home during the attack allegedly carried out by forces loyal to rebel militia leader David Yau Yau in the remote Twic East county.

“These attacks are a stain on the progress that South Sudan has made as a new nation. We condemn any form of ethnic violence and encourage South Sudanese of all ethnicities to stand together peacefully in the face of this horrific attack”, ambassador Susan Page said in a statement issued Monday.

We join with the government of the Republic of South Sudan in expressing our condolences at the loss of innocent lives and call on the government to immediately investigate and hold the attackers accountable, she added.

The attack, government officials say, undermines recent efforts by the country’s leadership to find lasting solutions for peace in the region, especially after series of amnesty calls extended to the rebels.

“The recent attack on civilians in Twic East country by Yau Yau [rebels] is a serious setback to attempt by our president to peacefully end the fighting in the region. We strongly condemn these attacks on our people,” information minister, Michael Makuei told reporters in the capital, Juba on Monday.

The US, according to its envoy, was ready to assist the people of Jonglei in the aftermath of the attack, citing a similar assistance it provided to vulnerable communities affected by floods in the region.

“We will continue our work with the government of the Republic of South Sudan to address the pressing security and humanitarian needs in Jonglei State,” assured Page.

UNMISS REACTS

Meanwhile, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) also strongly condemned the attack on civilians in Jonglei and pledged to work closely with the country’s authorities to have the perpetrators held accountable.

The UN, through its Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS), reportedly flew health partners to the attacked areas to evacuate casualties to the state capital, Bor and Juba.

"By the end of the day, UNHAS had evacuated a total of 31 seriously wounded civilians to Bor and Juba. They also reported more wounded civilians remaining in the area and this morning UNHAS dispatched a helicopter to continue the medical evacuations," said a statement from UNMISS.

A team of investigators, it added, from its police, human rights, civil affairs and human rights component, along with SSNPS counterparts flown to investigate the attacks, ascertain the identity of the attackers, and determine the accurate number of casualties.

Area local officials, however, told Sudan Tribune Monday that they anticipate a rise in the numbers of those killed or wounded during the attack

The attackers are suspected to be part of David Yau Yau’s rebel rebel group which has been operating in from Pibor state on and off since 2010.

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  • 22 October 2013 08:27, by Chol A.

    you just react but this situation of Yau yau was about to brought to an end by general James during Buma operation but the same UN was critising goes of being more violent while this was the way of preventing such to happen because civil were callobrated with Yau Yau making more difficult SPLa to identified them.

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    • 22 October 2013 08:39, by Mi diit

      UN is simply shedding crocodile tears and I pity the people of South Sudan if they will believe them. UN actually helped to groom David Yau Yau and Murle raiders in general. They cry out and report to UNSC when others attack Murle. But when Murle attack others, they just keep quite and in some cases just shed crocodile tears. What a world!

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      • 22 October 2013 08:49, by Mi diit

        If incompetent primitive Kiir were to be somebody who understands how a government operates with a responsibility, he would have issued a public statement on that serious massacre and even visit the scene in Twic East. But the man doesn’t care about the lives of his citizens. He just enjoys the privileges of being a president. What a country!!!

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        • 22 October 2013 16:30, by yong madhal

          incompetent kiir and their component ministers has fail to find the solution on the problems in jonglei state and what will in next coming election if people are flight

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      • 22 October 2013 10:53, by Mayom County Boy

        @madiit look if murle does n,t stop such athing it look to me south sudan will not go head.

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    • 22 October 2013 22:11, by NgorKur Mayol Chier

      I myself don’t see a reason of why our people are thinking that US,and the UN would be the people to bring peace in Jongalei State? My friends,in order for our people to have peace in Jongalei,then it need a elaboration from both the government of South Sudan, and its citizens.Otherwise, no one else will come there to bring peace.It is the citizens of the So called the Republic of South Sudan.

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  • 22 October 2013 08:30, by wang

    They just accusing most honorable David YY for nothing…Dinka Bor themselves are technically in war…those of Koul Manyang vs Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior… the obvious question we should ask is why Dinka Bor are raiding each other cattle and a abducted their women and kids?

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    • 22 October 2013 08:47, by Thongdit

      Mr Wang I personally disturbed by your comment I personally is native of the area affected. But since the time I become an adult up to now I have never heard any Dinka-Bor people looting each other of property.you mother fucker if you have a case with us leave the issue to us, your argument is bias based of you being an enemy of the community,

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    • 22 October 2013 09:22, by Thongdit

      Mr Wang what is between those appointed by president and those not, is political moves where you appointed some one who serve your best interest, Like Madam Rebecca openly criticise the ruling party that they have lose a vision which is directly warning party official to keep party a life, those of Manyang’s and Rebecca’s don’t have personal tension, they always meet in the community gathering!!

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    • 22 October 2013 16:23, by yong madhal

      mr Wang you are mad and stagnant person you digest your words before you talk,jonglei atrocities also affect the whole country

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  • 22 October 2013 08:36, by Thongdit

    I personally welcome the condemning of US special envoy for the killing of the innocent civilian of twic east especially the two communities of Pakeer and Ajuong. likewise this is what is expected of the president to do regardless of those who committed massacre of their identity. Please I am appealing to those who dine with president to teach him to do normal things world leaders does,

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  • 22 October 2013 08:36, by omoni jr.

    Why the president is so quite about this horrific act? Always the head of the state should issue the strong condemnation words and warning as well. 44 lives lost and president is very busy with cup of whisky and white Bull. This alcoholic leader is the worst president in the history of Africa.He should sent ARMY so called SPLA to recover the deads and wounded ones.

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    • 22 October 2013 08:57, by Thongdit

      our president has let us down, my fellow Dinka men why don’t you groom your son to become a good leader. I used to be a soldier like him but what I like about him is the way he accomplished his vision of liberating southerners from oppressors. But if he was wise enough he would have stood down and give leadership task to a capable young leader. the remain phase of development need good thinkers.

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    • 22 October 2013 09:00, by Tutbol

      The likes of Makuei, Kiir and Kuol blindly renewed the present of the UNIMISS that was unnecessary, when they know the UN peace-keeping in Africa is nothing, but to keep an eye on the Africans resources for corporate America and Europe & to keep the Africans not to choose who they would want to trade their resources to....and the clowns often lie to S Sudanese that Yau Yau is being supported by...

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      • 22 October 2013 09:14, by Tutbol

        ...but the devils behind the Yau Yau are the same corporates America and Europe who employed this Susan Page & their UNIMISS mercenaries. Our leaders still think the nations like the US and democratically run by for the benefits of their citizens, but rather for benefit of the corporations, fascists and plutocrats that are in bed with the cabal gulf states...

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        • 22 October 2013 09:31, by Tutbol

          ...and the corporations, fascists & the plutocrats who control these countries and can even lent their armies to countries like Qatar or Saudia Arabia as mercenaries to get a grip on other nations resources. These same criminal have realised that S Sudanese aren’t going to be tricked into another cosy relationship with our So-called N Sudan arabs that we don’t want to have anything to do with...

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          • 22 October 2013 09:54, by Tutbol

            ...them never ever again, but the geo-policists are blackmailing the S Sudanese to go back to their status quo because of their damn pipeline, little do they know the hatred implanted into S Sudanese by the so-called N Sudan arabs won’t be solved by blackmails of pipelines and Secretly supporting Yau Yau. These guys are playing their dirty psychology games with, but it will explode on their dirty.

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            • 22 October 2013 10:04, by Tutbol

              ...faces some day, when the S Sudanese would say to hell with these creeps who are playing with our peoples’ minds and lives through their corporate greed and their geo- political nonsenses. And they will not even get our resources they greedily covet through those blackmails.

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  • 22 October 2013 08:53, by Murle agent

    The mission accomplished,
    Thank to my holy warriors for successfull attacked dinka donkies. This was a clear message to coward kuol manyang juuk, that this year is going to be the deadliest year for your bor insects. We murle have declared war on you the entire bor counties will be under attacks from now on until we are certified enough then we can halt our campaign against you hopeless creatures

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    • 22 October 2013 09:12, by Thongdit

      you talks like that because your are hiding behind western civilisation, if your were in the remote you won’t be talking like that, because today is your victory and tomorrow will be some one else. You called us insect but you don’t know our culture heritage, I was in your area in 1996-1997 your people are still wearing animal skin to cover their naked body, we don’t have a match with you guys,

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  • 22 October 2013 09:21, by Murle agent

    It’s really funny when dinka pigs get attacked they uncontrollably all over the world with their ugly scars on their faces shouting like birds with tremendous complaints to this fake government dominated by only one stinky tribe of greedy dinka cockroaches.

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    • 22 October 2013 09:35, by Thongdit

      Marks on the forehead and also on lower jaw are cultural themes that we are proud of, what about your people, we sipped fly when it falls in the milk!! Shame on you agent, even if your are in west or in east Africa your civilisation compare to us is nothing

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      • 22 October 2013 10:55, by Murle agent

        Next year around this time we murle will celebrate the attack which took place yesterday in twic east and anyidi, as a victory and we still eager for more dinka bor rats to be slaughter ruthlessly with no mercy in our hearts. Death to dinka bor along with their narrow minded kuol money jugs!!

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  • 22 October 2013 09:26, by Murle agent

    It’s really funny when dinka pigs get attacked they cry uncontrollably all over the world with their ugly scars on their faces shouting like birds with tremendous complaints to this fake government dominated by only one stinky tribe of greedy dinka cockroaches.
    You must brace for worst to come you must pack and leave early before next attack!

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    • 22 October 2013 13:31, by Malakal county Simon

      US, UN should condemn big red eyes Kuol Manyang, for arming Murle tribe against poor twic east people.

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    • 22 October 2013 13:45, by Wani khooto

      useless murle agent,
      you are stupid how come you celebrate the death of innocent people,who are not army;shame on you and know soon you will cry loud,all south sudanese are ready even us here in eastern equatoria to fight useless murle animal

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      • 22 October 2013 13:54, by Murle agent

        Hahah
        Wani, you’re stooge mother fucker. The enemies of dinka that we killed were not innocent as you donkies claim to be. They were arms SPLA soldiers. And I want you to tell me what area of equatoria are you from?

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        • 22 October 2013 16:36, by yong madhal

          murle Agent you have petic and talk shit and son of bustard man and street child you look like exiled person God will watch at you sorry

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    • 22 October 2013 16:32, by moto

      PLEASE !GUYS LET US THINK LIKE CIVILIZED SOCIETY.SUCH ANALOGY THINKING/COMMENTS WILL TAKE US NOWHERE.IF YOU HAVE HUMANITY IN YOUR HEART,YOU SHOULD NOT CELEBRATE ON THE DEAD OF YOUR FELLOW BEING.IT IS SOUND USELESS 2 THOSE WHO HAVE CLOSE MINDED AND BACKWARD THINKING TO PRAISE SUCH EVIL ACTS.PLEASE LET US REMIND TOLERANCE AND VIGILANT TO HELP THOSE SUNK DEEPER IN2 THE DUNGEONS OF POVERTY THAN KILLIN

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  • 22 October 2013 15:54, by Thon de Agok

    It’s good to hear that US, UN and our RSS condemning the Murle’s attack at Twic East attack. Our government should find a possible way to protect helpless civilians. How will the assessment of loses help? did it help in Akobo, and several repetitive attacks around Bor? What’s the role of division 8 and other brigades around Jonglei? My condolences to the families, relatives of deceased. RIP

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    • 22 October 2013 16:45, by moto

      HOW CAN THEIRS BE SEEN AS THE IDEAL IN HUMANITY IN A SOCIETY WHERE MILLION OF HUMAN BEING GROAN WITH PAIN IN POVERTY AND DAILY PERISH EVEN FROM RASPING HUNGER AND DISEASE THAT ARE COMPLETELY PREVENTABLE.THOSE MURLES SHOULD KNOW IN THEIR CLOSED WHAT GOES AROUND COME BACK TO YOU.MAY GOD CONSOLED THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LOVE ONE IN SUCH HORRIFIED KILLING.

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