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December 18, 2013 (BOR) – Key military installations in Jonglei state’s Bor county came under heavy attack on Tuesday, forcing out hundreds of soldiers loyal to South Sudanese president Salva Kiir’s government to flee.

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SPLA soldiers prepare to leave Bor for Pibor County, September 25, 2012 (ST)

The attack, which occurred between 1am and 3.30am (local time) in the Pan-pandiar army (SPLA) headquarters and Malual-chaat military camps around Bor, was reportedly launched by mutinying forces led by Gen. Peter Gadet Yaak.

An army source, who is currently on the run, told Sudan Tribune that Gadet forces had taken control of heavy artilleries and tanks in Pan-pandiar.

“They have defeated us. We were outnumbered. We ran away from Pan-pandiar, some are in the bush and some are now going to Pariak. We shall see where he (Gadet) will move to in the morning”, the soldier said.

Another source said shooting began about 1am when Gadet forces began firing on the military compound at Pan-pandiar. Two high ranking officials from the Dinka tribe are suspected to have been killed in the attack.

The source said SPLA soldiers at the barracks had come under heavy fire from artilleries, tanks, motor bombs and rocket launchers.

“They first targeted places where highly ranking officers reside. I did not see any of them escaping. I tried to ask their body guards but nobody seemed to have knowledge about their whereabouts”, he added.

The source said residents of the nearby Pan-pandiar village, located next to the military barracks had fled to a nearby forest. It is believed that some civilians may have been caught up in the cross-fire.

Phillip Aguer, the army spokesperson confirmed the incident when contacted by Sudan Tribune on Wednesday.

“Yes, some clashes took place last night in Malualchat army base located south of Bor”, Aguer said by phone, without providing further details.

Gunfire was also reported in Bor slum area Ci-Nuer-Ben, largely inhabited by members of the Nuer tribe.

Pakuau, a key road junction that leads to the capital Juba and Pibor, including the airport, reportedly experienced rampant shooting throughout the night and continuing until Wednesday morning.

Many Bor residents fled their homes during the night amid safety fears, but were unable to access the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound for protection as the roads were too dangerous to pass.

“We are now moving toward Malou and Leng-guet, we don’t know what will happen next in Bor”, said Ajang Thuch, who lives on a block near Ci-Nuer-ben.

The latest incidents in Jonglei followed the killing of three people from the Dinka Bor ethnic group on Monday, which authorities say is related to infighting among the country’s army which began late on Sunday evening in Juba.

Hundreds of troops deployed around Bor from Pan-pandiar and believed to be under the command of Gadet had not yet shown aggression towards civilians.

However, South Sudanese military intelligence official Gabriel Ajak confirmed to Sudan Tribune that Gadet was behind the military raid and shooting in Bor, saying he had escaped to Kolnyang payam (district) about 25kms from Pan-pandiar, where he is now reorganising his forces.

“Gadet is the man behind all these messes. He escaped in a convoy of five military land cruisers, including jeeps, to Kolnyang. He will be operating from there”, said Ajak by telephone while preparing to evacuate his family from Bor.

Gadet has long been fighting SPLA forces from his bases in the bush. In 2012, he led a division which carried out a disarmament campaign against rebels loyal to David Yau Yau.

There are unconfirmed reports that are number of soldiers and civilians were killed in the night shooting in Bor, although Ajak said he had no information on the figures.

Phillip Thon Nyok, a lawmaker from the state, said at least three children drowned last night as their parents attempted to cross the River Nile.

Unrest has been building in and around Bor, following Sunday evening’s attack on an SPLA barracks in Juba in what president Kiir has described as an attempted coup by forces loyal to former vice-president Riek Machar.

Bor residents say people are dividing along tribal lines, reflecting how the sporadic shooting in Juba is being interpreted.

(ST)

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  • 18 December 2013 09:43, by dude

    The all of jonglei military hardware are now controlled by Nuer commanders after defeating the Kiir supporters. We are now reorganizing. For a very good war that will be told for the coming generations.

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    • 18 December 2013 09:50, by Dinka Nhialic

      Dude
      Nuer is not greater than Dinka, how many States do u own fully to talks like that? Nuer is just subtribe of Dinka, if we decide to kill u all like they way u say last year that u wanted to kill all Murle tribe u cannot be here in South Sudan. But let me tell u some things, Peter Gatdet will be out soon as our forces are underground to eliminate them all no single Soldier will remain!Mark me!

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      • 18 December 2013 09:58, by Akook

        Dinka Nhialic, I know you are agent of Salva Kiir hired to spread propaganda about him. You have been everywhere saying all these nonsense. Yes Dinka is bigger than Nuer but not all Dinka is ready to fight your shit Gogrial dictatorial war! I’m dinka from Rumbek. Mind you all those political prisoners including former Lakes state Gov now in prison are Dinka. Your lord salva arrested them

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        • 18 December 2013 11:04, by whatsayyou

          Akook
          Brother, if you are from Rumbek which is our state capital. Am belong too but i can’t support Riek coup against the gov’t.But remember the song of Akutkuei say "muonyjang aci than e than angon" Exactly this is what happen with Nyandeng and Majak d Agot.

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          • 18 December 2013 11:10, by whatsayyou

            What Nyandeng report to BBC yesterday that Nuer are being targeted angered Nuer solders in jonglei and begin to reverge in Nyandeng state, is that one Than Angon? it has become opposit so if she can now report like today what would she told BBC.

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        • 18 December 2013 12:34, by mathem jech amer

          Akook
          which clan are you in Rumbek and from which area? Name any name in Lakes State called Akook, go and lie your Nuers people.

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      • 18 December 2013 12:00, by Whortti Bor Manza

        Bravo, Nuer worriors: Teach these thugs a lesson that they will not forget. Learn from the fertit tactics in 1985/86. My memory reflects on the dead Dinkas scattered like rats. These guys know only violence. See how they are killing innocent nuer children and women in BLK 107 and mangat. Salva is a great liar and fabricator. Pls don’t waste time replying to his prefabricated lies.

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        • 18 December 2013 13:44, by Reconciliation

          I told those stupid supporters of Riak not cause conflict but the refused to listen.now i want to tell you that we have killed more than 900 nuer soliders in the first day.now more than that are in the nile.so just wait and collect them there and we shall get you there.

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          • 18 December 2013 14:46, by Mohammed Ali 2

            Reconcilation, should we say congratulation to you for killing 900 human beings ! You sound proud of that !Yet, you call yourself reconcilation!!!!How much you will kill if you name yourself Mars ?! We wouldn’t be there I guess!

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        • 19 December 2013 06:05, by Simbaya Afrika

          You are a refugee somewhere and yet you couldn’t regret what is happening in your own backyard. Just think twice what you guys did in 1990s, did you succeed? Riak have been forgiven three times but he still not satisfied. I hope the people of South Sudan should not forgive this moron and his followers who love food.

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      • 18 December 2013 13:35, by Adodi Jotuwa

        Dude and your associates,
        Listen carefully, was it the first time for Peter Gadet to take with him military hardware and switched sides back and forth at his disposal? Even when Dr. Defector Riek Machar went to Khartoum in 1991, he didn’t think he would one day come back to join SPLM but only to rule with his party called SSIM after all these pardons. VP granted in a golden plate w/out pain.

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      • 18 December 2013 16:10, by Rami Tot

        we Nuer don,t depend always on the quantity for fight but quality of fighting do you think you are greater number to Nuer liar who told you liar show us here, you able to kill coz of your power and our oil money we give you that is all

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      • 18 December 2013 17:44, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        I hoped the mad man had not killed his new deputies, namely Mr A and M.

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    • 18 December 2013 09:53, by mathem jech amer

      This is a very good news for Nyandeng and Mabior, I told them yesterday that this is a story of black, white and red cows.Let Gadet finish them as they continue supporting Riek.

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    • 18 December 2013 10:13, by Michael Anyong

      Rebecca Garang and Mabior should answer or question who are those mutiny forces attacking Bor county town

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    • 18 December 2013 10:19, by Bungachier 50

      Those of you who are inciting inter tribal conflict are very stupid. This is not a problem of all the NUERS nor is it connected with all the DINKAS. It’s only for the allies of Dr. Riak and his colleagues who want to take power by force. Leave those innocent Nuers/Dinkas alone.

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    • 18 December 2013 10:44, by Wicdail

      Do not picnic yet the worse is going to come.
      Long live Dr. Machar
      Long live the people of RSS
      Long live democracy

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    • 18 December 2013 12:02, by Paul

      SO AFTER ALL THIS MADNESS IS SUBDUED AND BEHIND, DOES ANYONE THINK HE/SHE WILL RULE THIS COUNTRY IN PEACE. ANYTHING ONE GAINS THROUGH VIOLENCE IS TAKEN FROM HIM/HER WITH VIOLENT. MADNESS!! MADNESS!! MADNESS!!!

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    • 18 December 2013 13:32, by Adodi Jotuwa

      Dude and your associates,
      Listen carefully, was it the first time for Peter Gadet to take with him military hardware and switched sides back and forth at his disposal? Even when Dr. Defector Riek Machar went to Khartoum in 1991, he didn’t think he would one day come back to join SPLM but only to rule with his party called SSIM after all these pardons. VP granted in a golden plate w/out pain.

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    • 18 December 2013 13:44, by sanduksanduk

      Is that anything to be proud of: the lost of innocent lives? It is a shame for us in Equatoria to share this country with people like u. Take ur oil and go. Remember to take along Kiir and Riek. What? All can not be leaders at once. Equatoria is fed up of conflicts from ur regions.

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    • 18 December 2013 21:52, by Southern Boy

      Dude
      you are lealy stupid like ur uncle, what are nuer stupid pple fighting for, which freedom do they need in South Sudan,ur uncle Peter Gatdet will die like pualino Matip because in ur own country you start to kill ur own civilian how it is are you? are you a dog, cow or fish, because fish go were water to to, that like Peter Gatdet is follow water but it will die like fish, you Nuer community,

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      • 18 December 2013 21:58, by Southern Boy

        you Nuer community if you are not changing your mind you will finished like fish in small nile of water in drying season, if not making any change, please my pple of Greater Nuer listing to my advices.
        thanks.
        hahahahahahah i am loving the die Dr Riek,Taban and peter Gadet,

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  • 18 December 2013 09:54, by dude

    Dinka, you are truly dump, You know jonglei is a country on its own and it is heavily Nuer. Bad warriors Nuer. Nuer has three big states. we are the majority, not you and we are better fighters too. So shut up. You are winning in Juba because it is very close to Uganda, It is not in the center of South Sudan.

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    • 18 December 2013 12:31, by mathem jech amer

      dude
      So you can win the war when you are close to Bashir.

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  • 18 December 2013 09:55, by Tiitrot

    Gadet is just joking with his forces,SPLA is a united army and Machar together with this old Gadet are nothing to us.
    ICC is the only answer for Riek, his group in the detention and other thieves like Peter Gadet Yak.

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  • 18 December 2013 10:01, by dude

    Titrot, you are truly Dump. Yau are now United with Gadet Yak. No body will come to Jonglei. Do not even think about it. We are coming to juba.

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  • 18 December 2013 10:04, by dude

    We are in contact with the Unity state with Bapiny now.

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  • 18 December 2013 10:06, by wang

    Kiir has had crossed the redline….South Sudan will never be same as we frankly speaking today…273 Nuer civilians were died in Juba will cost Dinka heaps…

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    • 18 December 2013 10:17, by Maguangdit

      Criminal Nuers, you talk as if you will fight with dead bodies. Your nonsenses are nothing. No forgiveness this time. Just wait and see. Don’ t weep about genocide this time. Bear the cross. You Online criminals inciting violence and your criminals will face it hot this time. We have never had a chance of settling our old scores; this is the time for us.

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      • 18 December 2013 10:30, by dude

        Illegal president will no longer rule this country. South Sudan has changed and war is now on and will be on and on until Salva Kiir is removed or accepted democracy.

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    • 18 December 2013 15:10, by Tiger

      I have never like this dumb ass president,he is a shameless to his parents and shameless to the whole Dinka.Kiir has called the death to himself,there is no way whatsoever,he should not have ordered his foolish malitias to go and slaughtered innocent Nuer civilians just because of one man’s mistake.

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  • 18 December 2013 10:14, by Joseph Canada

    The Innocent Southerners are dying just because of the tribal fights from Dinka and Nuer. Why do you pretend to be the national leaders while you divide people in tribal line? Kiir is surely playing the tribal game just to keep the presidency. This is what happen when education is lucking. The brink of Idiocy.

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  • 18 December 2013 10:19, by Gatluak

    Dr. Riek is not an easy man to deal with. Kiir he is not fit to deal with Dr. Riek.

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  • 18 December 2013 10:20, by dude

    Kiir will not be in Juba within six months.

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    • 18 December 2013 10:32, by Maguangdit

      Criminals will live in Ethiopian Refugee Camps in six months.

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    • 18 December 2013 10:35, by wang

      dude
      6 Months are very long time for Kiir to hold on with that power….GatHoth Mai’ s brother-in-law was killed in Juba…so he may changes his mines to join us… or we will get rid of them before NEW YEAR if he is going to stick with his master Kiir

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    • 18 December 2013 10:47, by Chol A.

      @dude you make me laugh, you always said Kiir will not celebrate charisma n now you extended to six month? Being militia and committed crime act against your own people will bring you nothings and it I am sorry for your heartbreaking. Juba it centre to Equatoria and Dinka are far away from it if you need them just wait there in areas your militias now held don’t worry your white army will meet us.

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    • 18 December 2013 10:54, by Wicdail

      Dude,
      Six months are not our choice they too many. Kirr will see what it meant to be a dictator in 21st century sooner than later.

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    • 18 December 2013 11:10, by J P Puok

      the number of those killed in cool blood is not 200 as some of you are misinformed. today 700 Nuer civilians killed in block 107 alone had been discovered in a container including pple you may know very well regardless. many had been thrown into Nile and many are rotting secrete locations lets wait and see

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    • 18 December 2013 11:12, by J P Puok

      the number of those killed in cool blood is not 200 as some of you are misinformed. today 700 Nuer civilians killed in block 107 alone had been discovered in a container including pple you may know very well regardless. many had been thrown into Nile and many are rotting secrete locations lets wait and see

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  • 18 December 2013 10:53, by dude

    Remember Salva kiir is now an Illegal president. He will be flush out soon, We are planning carefully. We will make sure that he is captured or dead or flee.

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  • 18 December 2013 10:57, by dude

    On those six months we will control The Dinka all.

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  • 18 December 2013 11:04, by dude

    Wichdail, Cu Dier bro. We will get him the only problem now Is the unity state. When the unity states rebels that will be the end of Kiir. I hope they already heard that Naath Nuer civilians are killed. When they here, they will take up arms and rebells.

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    • 18 December 2013 11:20, by Chol A.

      Dude sorry man but stop crying you always ignore my comments so please event if you crying for help from unity state nyagat it will not help you unless you surrender to us. There is worsted to come for people like you who still ignoring us so don’t cry yet.

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    • 18 December 2013 11:20, by Wicdail

      Dude,
      Kirr has already spoiled his presidency by using his own militia and national army to Kill Nuers and other non-supporters of his leadership style. So he is no longer a legal president of RSS in the eyes of his victims as well as in the eyes of international community. So he must to go now.

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      • 18 December 2013 13:45, by Malakal county Simon

        Thanks general peter Gatdet for freeing jonglei from the hand of unwanted president Kiir....Our next target should be Juba in few days, to over throw this unwanted dictatorial leadership for good....

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        • 18 December 2013 13:49, by Malakal county Simon

          President Kiir declared war on opposition party by arresting them and calling it Military Coup to fool his double blind supporters to protect his dictatorship rule but killing of innocents Nuer people’s is not a solution to South Sudan government... You the Supporters of Dictator Kiir can celebrate now, but still will be said in the long run....

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  • 18 December 2013 14:47, by hellonearth

    Breaking News Dinka Bitches
    Peter Gatdet is the new governor of Jonglei.
    how about that.

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  • 18 December 2013 14:49, by garang kerubino

    Dear all, this rebellion of Nuer can not and will never surprises the people of SOUTH SUDAN, as far as Nuer are known for this action, it become something obvious for them which is already in their DNA excepts some individuals who are really Nuer-Human being not just Nuer-Devils. SPLA will face you and all of you will be brought to book. Gadet is know as U-turn so he is harmless now at all course.

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  • 18 December 2013 15:48, by Activist # 25

    While I feel very sorry for the loss of innocent lives, I am in for the change. Either some kind of referendum to take place in the shortest time possible, form an interim government without Riek and Kirr so we can determine the fate of this country. I cannot accept this president. He has created enough problems in this country. Insecurity everywhere. Corruption everywhere. Simply, INCOMPETENT Kir

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  • 18 December 2013 15:50, by Activist # 25

    While this is going on, we are getting hold of DYY to join for this struggle so that Kirr leave this country alone. Later after this, he should go back to Gogorial and enjoy life in the cattle camp. After all he is a cowboy. Damn him!

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    • 18 December 2013 16:01, by Rami Tot

      Dear readers
      first of all my condolence to all friend and families of Nuer innocent civilian that killed by organised crime against Nuer prepared by criminal Kiir, even now i was told many Dinka civilian has just arrived Unity state Bentiu but i know they can not be killed coz is not the norm of Nuer to kill in cold blood, plz learn from us criminals we are not like you

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    • 18 December 2013 16:06, by Rami Tot

      to all Nuer Plz Fight back against this genocide

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      • 18 December 2013 16:36, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        If they fight, they will lose more lives because they will be alone against the governnment.I really felt sorry for the lost of innocents Nuer soldiers.

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  • 18 December 2013 17:27, by Mounyjang

    Guys, let’s be real, who is a dinka and does not have a Nuer friend or who is a Nuer and does not have a dinka friend?
    All these talks of self-praises and thumb-biting are rules of lose to our society.
    I strongly believe the wisest decisions made for the last six months is the decision of Dr. Riek not kill civilians in Bor and the President calling for the dialogue.

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  • 18 December 2013 19:38, by SouthSudaneseviews

    Kuol Manyang and his politicians from Bor County are facing what the were wishing for. Greedy and hatred without control is always bit back to owner.

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  • 18 December 2013 19:39, by SouthSudaneseviews

    Some facts: Dinka Malual 14 miles sold (not happy), Padang Communities (Abiei Dinka, Ruweng, Paweny, Luach, etc), Dinka Hol, Dinka Nyarweng, Dinka Twi East, Atuor, Aliab, Agar, Cieic, etc. ignored.
    Enjoying government & destroy it: Dinka Bor of Kuol Manyang, Parts of Rek Dinka, parts of Twic West, etc.

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  • 18 December 2013 19:39, by SouthSudaneseviews

    Some facts: Dinka Malual 14 miles sold (not happy), Padang Communities (Abiei Dinka, Ruweng, Paweny, Luach, etc), Dinka Hol, Dinka Nyarweng, Dinka Twi East, Atuor, Aliab, Agar, Cieic, etc. ignored.
    Enjoying government & destroy it: Dinka Bor of Kuol Manyang, Parts of Rek Dinka, parts of Twic West, etc.

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  • 19 December 2013 14:00, by Marco Bul

    2 Dinka Bor boys-one graduate were killed yesterday by Gogrial thugs when they were going to collect an abandoned old woman in Suk Jebel.I don’t believe in Dinkasm anymore.

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  • 19 December 2013 14:03, by Marco Bul

    That graduate is called Ajak,from Juba University.He was born in Panyagor but he is from Maar Payam.

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