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Machar’s forces planning attack on Bor, says SPLA

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December 28, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s army (SPLA) spokesperson, Philip Aguer, said on Saturday that rebel forces loyal to former vice-president Riek Machar are planning an attack on Jonglei state capital Bor.

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South Sudan army spokesperson Phillip Aguer (AP)

Mutineers from the army took control of Bor a few days after conflict broke out between members of the presidential guard on 15 December in the capital, Juba, with the army later retaking control of Bor on 24 December.

A spokesperson for the dissident forces on Saturday said their troops briefly withdrew from Bor town for "tactical" reasons, admitting that government forces were in control.

"It is only [a matter] time for our forces to reclaim the town to prevent targeted lynching of individuals on suspensions of their loyalties", partly reads a statement extended to Sudan Tribune.

The United Nations says that 120,000 people have been displaced and over 1,000 people killed since the fighting spread from Juba to Jonglei, as well as the oil-producing states of Unity and Upper Nile.

“We have information that forces loyal to Riek Machar are believed to be preparing a fresh offensive on Bor. We don’t know the number, but it is estimated 25,000 youths from the Lou Nuer [tribe] have been mobilised to participate in the attack”, Aguer told reporters.

South Sudan’s information minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, accused Machar of mobilising young men from his Nuer tribe to rise up against the government.

“Riek Machar has decided to mobilise the youth in the name of his tribe. This is unacceptable. He is putting in danger the lives of these innocent youth”, Lueth said in an interview on government-owned broadcasters on Saturday.

FIGHTING IN UNITY STATE

Aguer said government troops had clashed and repelled attacks by forces loyal to Machar in Unity state, where the SPLA’s state division commander defected a week ago.

The “SPLA is fighting back”, Aguer said, adding “it is the other side that is attacking us”.

East African body, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has said that negotiations will begin before the end of the year, but there were no signs that a ceasefire agreement was being observed on Saturday.

It is feared that the situation is likely to continue unabated unless regional leaders expedite the process of negotiations.

Earlier, South Sudanese vice-president James Wani said his government was ready to begin negotiations earlier than the initial period put forward by regional leaders in a bid to end the violence.

“We are ready to meet even before that. It is now up to Machar to accept the ceasefire”, said Igga.

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  • 29 December 2013 06:37, by dude

    The White Army is coming.

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    • 29 December 2013 06:46, by Mading Makuac

      Peace is an important thing we educated youth suppose to talk about.There will be no day Riek becomes president through fighting.

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    • 29 December 2013 09:32, by Bentiu son

      Warning! Dinka Bor NUER A CI BEN!!. Yeah, Do not panic yet,Nuer warriors are coming to Juba via Bor for sure,cowards Jeenge/salves you had already waken the sleeping lion for yourselves.We will overrun Mading Cieth today n Two days we shall rescues our thousands Nuer people at UN compound in Juba who are dying with hungry,thirsty n illness.We reached deadlock, No talk while 4000 dead bodies Nuer

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    • 29 December 2013 11:49, by Hardlinner

      those white army primitives are heading for one thing, that is to kill. by the time the reach outskirt of bor 80 percent of them would be kill or wounded. the rest would be capture and paraded alone side their primitive leader riek in about a week time.

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    • 29 December 2013 22:05, by deng

      Dude,
      Riek Machar was having a wide window open for him to become the next President of Republic of South Sudan, but he miss opportunity by going back to old school ideology. I am heartbroken for the people who are innocently being murdered on both sides and I wish all fellow country men/women listen to me stop - stop- stop this senseless war. Riek is not in the frontline neither Salva Kiir.

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  • 29 December 2013 06:37, by Mayom County Boy

    What is the problem for that ?
    we know Machar will fight Dinka goverment very soon every body know that , we just know that Riek declare war againt dinka regime goverment which no body could stop it .
    please let us give Dr Riek Machar what ever he need to do ,
    that is why we will be in safe side from is goverment when he took power from Salva Kiir mayardit regime .

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    • 29 December 2013 07:07, by dude

      Salva Kiir will be forced to eat his own relative dead body because he ordered his bodyguards to make the Nuer civilians eat their own relatives dead bodies whom they shot and killed.

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      • 29 December 2013 22:15, by deng

        Dude,
        All these propagandas must stop! Nobody talk from the dead. Who ever came up with this idea human eat another human flesh is South Sudan enemy number one!!! if this true, I would like to have a video for the claim action and who ever did it should eat human flesh as well. I also do believe we people writing on this website are instigators. We need peace for our people not war.

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  • 29 December 2013 06:45, by Jalaby

    Idiot Museveni does not have MIG29 and he probably bombed Machar troop by MIG 23 & Sukhoi 30!!
    Uganda air force does not have MIG29 jet fighter among their squadron of warplanes, very few countries in Africa that have MIG29 like Sudan, Ethiopia, Algeria,etc but Uganda does not have it.
    Idiot Museveni does not trust Machar and he suspects him

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    • 29 December 2013 06:45, by Jalaby

      of some how he has some ties with LRA, remember Machar was a mediator between Ugandan government and LRA and he gave LRA few money when he hosted their leaders in Juba and that made Museveni very angry and questioned Machar about the money he gave them,Machar proposal was rejected by dictator Museveni because he believes in security solution only while Machar believes

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      • 29 December 2013 06:47, by Jalaby

        in political solution.
        I believe Museveni gave himself the right to intervene in S Sudan issues all the time and gave himself the veto to keep his front yard (S Sudan) under his custody!
        Well,Mr. Kiir should know that Museveni will never bring his army and fight with SPLA for free but that will come under very high cost and Mr. Kiir might not be able to pay him back

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        • 29 December 2013 06:54, by Jalaby

          his debt and Mr Kiir will repent it but that will come too late!
          Sudan should be very careful in dealing with this issue, Sudan should intervene only by fixing and reconciling the problem between Southerner brothers because Sudan considers to be their older brother and never fight with one group against the other!
          Machar might come back as VP with powerful privileges!

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          • 29 December 2013 22:18, by dengdanger

            @jalaby hahahahahaha that wil never happen and please keep ur cack suckin mouth off our affairs bitch

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    • 29 December 2013 10:44, by zulu

      The billions in oil we are paying debtors is working in place. 3 mig and 6 gunships. Hooooray SPLA, Hooooray Kiir.
      The white army will be down graded to ashes and since Gadet is dead, Riek is the next target.

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  • 29 December 2013 06:48, by dude

    My message to president Kiir is run for your life to Uganda or you will be hung in 8 months in Juba by Dr.Riek Machar forces.

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  • 29 December 2013 07:07, by dude

    Salva Kiir will be forced to eat his own relative dead body because he ordered his bodyguards to make the Nuer civilians eat their own relatives dead bodies whom they shot and killed.

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  • 29 December 2013 07:20, by Thyinka

    I find Reuters reporting to be stupid and irresponsible. How can you force someone to eat corpse. Was it cooked or uncooked. Western media is becoming increasely stupid in their reporting.

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  • 29 December 2013 07:22, by Thyinka

    I find Reuters reporting to be stupid and irresponsible. How can you force someone to eat corpse. Was it cooked or uncooked. Western media is becoming increasely stupid in their reporting. And now they are being quoted by similarly stupid individuals to inflame passions.

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    • 29 December 2013 07:29, by Malakal county Simon

      Another good news; Chollo tribe here in Malakal some Equotoras, have decided to join the war against illegal president Kiir, due to his constantly marginalization policy against minority tribes!!

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      • 29 December 2013 07:37, by Malakal county Simon

        This is a fight for democracy, Justice, and freedom against dictatorship government... Therefore we argus the sons of land, to joins the democracy forces against dictatorship government of Kiir, until its collapse for lasting peace in our country!!!

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      • 29 December 2013 08:11, by Hardlinner

        mayom shit, people you meansioned don’t think with their asses but their brain. they are not primitive like you guys to be fool around by what riek is doing to primitive nuer youth. we are just observing your move. but when we response, it will b decisive. I don’t know why are you guys attacking bor and not bar el ghazel where kiir come from. I bet you are scare of being wipe off the face of earth

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  • 29 December 2013 08:18, by wang

    Those are pure army not white army (civilians)….Thank Mose Ruai Lat for clarification…Riek has had learned his lesson from 1991 incident, which he gave Dinka that huge opportunities by taken advantage on Nuer….this will not be an easy war as many Dinka think… we are declared and ready to fight with those Nuer sell out and Ugandans…go head Peter Gatdet Yak…

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  • 29 December 2013 09:27, by dude

    PanomLual Bil
    You drink to much wisky just like Kiir. Gundeng cursed the land of South Sudan and its people not Nuer. You are really dump. The cursing is over now. IT ends with you Dinka, you made a big mistakes by killing Nuer civilians in Juba. Now the curse is turning around to eat you up. It is Nuer time to rule by force because Gundeng said So.

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    • 29 December 2013 09:45, by Hardlinner

      just same all nuer big mouth cocksucker. you jungles will never rule south sudan with your mass murderer king(riek). kiir has guns, tanks and 3 millions bar el ghazel youth behind him. your king of the jungle will only rule in hell. leave bor alone and start your rebellion in bar el ghazel.

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  • 29 December 2013 10:28, by Marco Bul

    Murle will soon ransack Nuerland,rape their women and abduct all their children.They are wasting their time mobilizing themselves against Dinka Bor.Why don’t you go to Bhar Ghazal if you are men?? When this thing turn tribal,The Greater Dinka will dehorn you and you will regret.

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    • 29 December 2013 10:33, by Malakal county Simon

      South Sudan started wrongly in first place. to be honest the Jaang/slaves have no hearts of nation building, what they want is to enrich themselves through corruption, grab the land of Equatoria with the view of colonizing the people of Equatoria. I believe many Equatorians now regret, why they voted for the separation.

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      • 29 December 2013 10:48, by Malakal county Simon

        moreover, Senior Equatorians’ officials are assassinated, murdered, abducted, poisoned and burned with hot oil by their new masters. James Wanni Igga has been successfully dinkanised by the SPLM/SPLA-Dinka-extremists. He has been worshiping unwanted president Kiir as his Lord and Saviour, since the establishment of the so-called Government of South Sudan in 2005!!!!

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        • 29 December 2013 10:50, by Malakal county Simon

          cont....
          The Equatorians’land was sold by the people who call themselves first-class-citizens of South Sudan and he never react against illegal activities.

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  • 29 December 2013 17:03, by Mapuor

    Lou Nuer are cowards who were defeated by the smallest tribe in Jonglei.They are bluffing.Gadet is dead and helicopter gunship will fall on Riek Nyagaat soon.Kiir oyee,democracy oyee,South Sudan oyeee

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    • 29 December 2013 17:51, by dude

      Mapuor, there is a good chance that you may win this war. These are the reasons. (1) you have many Nuer on your side. (2) you have the whole south on your side. (3), you have Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia government on your side. (4) you have billions of money from Nuer land oil. (5) you have Nuer officials who are working for the government on your side. Like Koak Rue who just talked to White Army.

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      • 29 December 2013 17:53, by dude

        Now we will try our best just to have a power sharing as the solution to stop the war. We will also try to defeat you with everything we got including our penis. We will slap you with out penis.

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  • 29 December 2013 19:20, by Kenyang

    Power-hungry man, aka traitor Riek Machar is dispair. Untrained youth can’t fight and win his war. His disappointed supporters with big mouths are coming to sense. Backstabbers, it’s year 2014 not 1990s.

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  • 29 December 2013 21:36, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

    If Lou reasoning capacity was of human being then they would have learn from 1991 incident if Riek was doing right thing then why don’t he go to Leer and mobilize his youth to fight government, and now Riek is telling you to fight your own people in ur state by name of ’’ DEC-ABOOR’’ and u say yes like termites in frying fans think twice before Lou-Nuer area become a man-made desert

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  • 30 December 2013 07:29, by siddaw

    What a poor strategy by the Nuer” Red Army? How would they fight the entire govt without the gallant support from the other countries? I’m worried of how they gonna stage it yet Kiirdit is affiliating himself with the East African countries to sporadically bomb them when they retaliate. Didn’t they take example from the recent bombardment, which expel them from Bor Town. It’s going to be worse thi

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  • 30 December 2013 07:31, by siddaw

    Tene k?c ke Jië? t?u ne Thudan Tribune. Du?ke bi ri?c ni ku??r cii Nuer ke t????k biki Bor beer d?m. aye lueel ne kuarkuo ??n wu “Adhu??? de wunne kuc wunnë”. Këk akuc riel de jech de Junub, yene ka ye këk ku?c jam. Këk aabi daai ne kenyin ci m?n wan ci këk kaar ben dhiel. “A?un ci ciu acie b??r cam”. Du?ke dieer ne jam den ???.
    Dr. Siddaw de Junub.

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  • 30 December 2013 07:36, by siddaw

    Tene k?c ke Jië? t?u ne Thudan Tribune. Du?ke bi ri?c ni ku??r cii Nuer ke t????k biki Bor beer d?m. aye lueel ne kuarkuo ??n wu “Adhu??? de wunne kuc wunnë”. Këk akuc riel de jech de Junub, yene ka ye këk ku?c jam. Këk aabi daai ne kenyin ci m?n wan ci këk kaar ben dhiel. “A?un ci ciu acie b??r cam”. Du?ke dieer ne jam den ???.
    Dr. Siddaw de Junub.

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