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Machar camp claims troops recaptured strategic town from SPLA


December 31, 2013 (JUBA) – Rebel forces loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar have declared that they managed to retake South Sudan’s Jonglei state capital, Bor.

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Civilians queue outside the UNMISS compound in Bor, South Sudan on December 18, 2013 (AFP Photo/Rolla Hinedi)

A Sudan Tribune reporter in Juba received a text message from one of Machar’s aides reading "Machar forces recapture Bor town on Tuesday".

There was, however, no confirmation of losing Bor to rebels from South Sudan’s army (SPLA) as phone calls to its spokesman, Philip Aguer were not returned.

Heavy gunfire erupted Tuesday morning in the capital of the country’s largest state, fading hopes for possible ceasefire between rebels and government forces.

Bor was the center for much of the conflict during the 1983-2005 Sudanese civil war.

Multiple sources said armed Luo-Nuer youth, popularly known as the White army, entered Bor area, days after government forces recaptured the town, initially under rebel control.

“It is true that there is fighting going on right now around Bor,” a resident told Sudan Tribune by phone.

“The fighting started at 7am and is continuing right now”, he added.

The armed youth, a military source said, were on Monday cited in Mathiang and Baidit villages, which are situated near Bor town. Another unconfirmed report said forces loyal to Peter Gadet, a dissident army commander, were “just 4km” from Bor town.

An eyewitness said nearly all civilian population in Bor have fled the town into neighbouring bushes in anticipation of clashes between the rebels and government forces.

The army on Saturday warned that rebel forces loyal to former vice-president Riek Machar were planning to attack the town.

“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 said.

Mutineers from the army took control of Bor a few days after conflict broke out between members of the presidential guard on 15 December, with the army later retaking control of the Jonglei capital 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 their statement extended to Sudan Tribune.

More than 1,000 people, according to the United Nations, have been killed and nearly 180,000 displace in nearly three weeks of the conflict in South Sudan.


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  • 31 December 2013 09:27, by Gabriel KK

    I have just talk to people on the ground and it is confirmed that Government forces are still in control.

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  • 31 December 2013 09:27, by Daniel Dak

    Congratulation to Dr.Machar forces for recapturing Bor town again. Go ahead and God of this land be with you until reaching Juba. Machar oyee, Gen Gatdet Yak Oyee and South Sudan Army Oyee.

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    • 31 December 2013 10:17, by Hardlinner

      guys don’t waste your time on these primitive nuers and their wishful thinking. it is same all lies like they did about malakal. primitive bastards you have no place in south sudan along side your greed power hunger king of the jungle riek.

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    • 31 December 2013 11:46, by Makuen Ci Nhomwan

      @ Daniel Dak
      your absent minded Nuer will be finish by the SPLA. Your region destructed and all resources including humanresource destroyed no benefits idiots who think like your Machar the tribal leader. Dinka will get rid of you soon by eliminating you from SS. You r evil dogs.

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  • 31 December 2013 09:29, by cholabdi

    That is really guys, they town is under the rebel

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  • 31 December 2013 09:34, by Jalaby

    Well, this is Tom & Jerry game, it’s clear that Machar rebellion has exhausted SPLA and they can’t do it without the help of Museveni army, I believe Museveni will push his whole army into S Sudan soil and heavily be involved in this fighting!
    Ugandan warplanes will soon bombard Machar’s troop in Bor, Machar troop will withdraw again during the daylight but

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    • 31 December 2013 09:44, by Jalaby

      will come back during the midnight and recapture Bor again, there is no winner/loser in this fighting but it’s Tom & Jerry game!
      Ironically, instead of being part of the solution, idiot Museveni is now part of the problem and is pouring more oil to the already flaring fire!!
      Dictator Museveni is the disease which kills people around the great lakes in central Africa!

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      • 31 December 2013 10:25, by omoni jr.

        I recalled your words you said sometimes back,you said that PRESIDENT Museveni a big threats and an obstacle to the peace in the great lake countries,he was responsible for genocide in Rwanda,and also instabiolities in Congo,and CAR, and now in south sudan.

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        • 31 December 2013 10:52, by Jalaby

          Absolutely, dictator Museveni is behind all the hell that is taking place in great lakes area, he is mentally sick and living in dream of ocean, Africans people will only be able to live in peace once he disappears from their lives, in other words, from this earth!!

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      • 31 December 2013 11:00, by Mading Makuac

        RIEK MACHAR,you are just wasting time capturing Bor and you will run away soon!

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    • 31 December 2013 09:46, by Malakal county Simon

      Any one that have about Bor Town being captured by Dr Machar forces, must be deaf.... Otherwise he or she is not in South Sudan!!! People’s like Kennedy and his likes....

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      • 31 December 2013 10:01, by jijury

        Kiir’s father Museveni fought Kony in Uganda for 30 years and never defeated or captured him. What made him think that he can defeat Riek?

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  • 31 December 2013 10:00, by Marco Bul

    If this rumour is true,then the president is crippled.There was a leak that Bhar Ghazalians were deserting.They wanted sons of the area to defend their counties.They don’t know that the rebels want the presidency.

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    • 31 December 2013 10:16, by Tom D

      Congratulation!!to the fighters loyal to Dr Machar for defeating Kiir and Museveni fake forces in Bor twon, someone told me that, the fighting did not last for hour. Kiir forces have lost 13012(Bor) to Machar fighters and they are on the run Juba and then Uganda. What a defeat!

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    • 31 December 2013 10:24, by Mapuor

      Marco Bul
      Those guys can not desert if there is truly support from the sons of the area.You Bors and Dinka Ngok of Abyiei only want to be more in positions but when it comes to fighting,you always look for people from greater Bhar Elgazal to protect you and your land.Riek will not take Juba even if you and Dinka Ngok joined him.He wants strong negotiating position by flashing you out of Bor

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      • 31 December 2013 10:31, by Hardlinner

        why do riek attack bor not bahr el ghazal?. he knows very well that he will meet his end.

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    • 31 December 2013 10:25, by Hardlinner

      no matter what, bahr el ghazal the powerhouse of dinkas will never desert or joint any visionless rebellion. we can never follow animals like riek. retard greedy bastard. he must be kill. he curse to south sudan. if it won’t because of primitive nuers, people like riek would never be had. primitive cocksucker as no place in south sudan.

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    • 31 December 2013 10:28, by Mapuor

      All Riek sympathizers must know that Riek will not rule this land come what may.Take it from me.Attacking Bor is not defeating the SPLA.His home area Adok will not see peace in days to come.Mark my word,they will be living in swamps feeding on water.Riek is a prophet of doom and will never win by cannibalizing the conflict.Cowards will only kneel down to him but his demise is imminent.

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      • 31 December 2013 11:02, by choldit

        Hard liner, mapuor n the rest of m7 protected team
        It seem u sharky abt Bor taken by white army. But guest where Gen. Gatdet is n what Yauyau may be doing and the angered south Sudanese abt u inviting m7 to ss to fight ur created war? I am happy that perhaps it gonna be a short war. By the way, BEG civilian like others are not target, no Nuer want to kill Dinka civilian becos of Nuer massacre

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      • 31 December 2013 11:24, by Bentiu son

        Mapour son of bastard, I told you guys waging a tribal war against Nuer warriors is not easy as stealing public nation money n its resources or grabbing others people’s lands in South Sudan. Dinkas BEG are not free while we Nuer are in RSS.on 28/12.2013, our gallant forces destroyed completely 12,000 troops sent as reinforcement to Mayom County from North BEG Kuacjok n Aweil.

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        • 31 December 2013 11:32, by Bentiu son

          Do not doubt,we are coming to you in Warap State for sure, it may be one week,one day,an hour or a month.We had already reached deadlock,No negotiation,No peace talk under dictator Museveni,No sorry,No reconciliation n No power share till genocidal regime of Salva Kiir collapse completely.Kiir won’t bring South Sudanese people once more under his brutal regime.

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        • 31 December 2013 11:36, by wang

          Bentiu son
          That reinforced was sent to Mayom County from North BEG Kuacjok n Aweil were almost all Nue, led by Commander Jock Riek Lual from Greater Akobo region...n...we True Nuer sent them to hells...God bless Nuer and their alliances

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      • 31 December 2013 11:28, by wang

        This is not a Dinka vs Nuer war...its Ugandans and Nuer sell out Nuer vs True Nuer...Dinka and Nuer war cannot last for that long Dude....

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    • 31 December 2013 11:43, by Kenyang

      M. Bul,
      In war many things happen with even switchings to winning side & it may not only some Bhar gazalians deserting but locals as well -some soldiers, police, etc are among thousands to have crossed to Lake State. It can happen anywhere, war is bad thing. What is important here, this coalition of lunatics & militias will not endure- they’ll be defeated &chased away from any town they now held.

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  • 31 December 2013 10:46, by Konan

    Indeed Bor is the most cursed city in the World. Really, I feel sad for its poor people, who have nothing to do with the real cause of this unwanted war. The question is; why Bor ?

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    • 31 December 2013 11:01, by jijury

      More pictures and videos soon of Museveni forces captured in Bor. They are cursing and blaming Museveni for sending to die.

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      • 31 December 2013 11:02, by Kurnyel

        The reason why Nuer will end up as slaves of Dinka in that Country.

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  • 31 December 2013 11:15, by wang

    Deng 11
    Response if you still alive...Mading-Bor are burned to ashes and Juba will soon follow it...all the army hardware has seized by our almighty freedom fighters... God bless Nuer and their alliances

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    • 1 January 05:26, by Deng II

      I did says Nuer can captured city, but not going to stay longer. I question the Nuer an endurable to face fires on daily basis. Let waits for some days to come.

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  • 31 December 2013 11:23, by Makuen Ci Nhomwan

    Why other commencts are not publicise? Sudantribune became Nuertribune.

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  • 31 December 2013 12:05, by Gatluak

    Leave alone Bor we are now at magir 10km to Juba town......Kiir will be capture alive

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    • 1 January 02:44, by Peter Marko

      Breaking News!!!!!!!!!!
      The mighty SPLA has recaptured Bor from the prophet of doom militiamen. These motherfuckers have sustained heavy causalities. SPLA Oyeeeeeee.

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      • 1 January 03:20, by Wicdail

        Peter Marko,
        SPLA under the command of Kirr Mayardit are in a very bad shape as we speak. Instead of feedings the public with lie, you better tell your tribal leader (Kirr) to prepare for his country of asylum. The fight is going to be break out in different directions if there is no immediate ceasefire within these 2days.

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  • 1 January 04:01, by Bolong

    Bor battle will be like the battle of Stalingrad of the Soviet Union and Germany. The so call Lou Nuer white army will not make it back to Nuer areas this time. I am not in the field, but go down to the history. In 1991, they did the same, they were beaten back by SPLA, and for sure this time SPLA will find a way to end this interference of the civilians.

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    • 1 January 04:33, by kumkan

      Hard liner,
      You Bhare gazel has not learns anything yet about Nuer, I know your community has it own worriers whose job is to protected it from any danger posed to its citizens. I wish we could trade state, where Naath from Bentiu could be in Jonglei and Lou-Nuer in Bentiu. With in two weeks period, your motherland Bharegazeel would be a gazing ground for the animals leave alone human being inh

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      • 1 January 04:35, by kumkan

        inhabitants it. we, could burn it to ash my dear. We are the one who wants people to live in peace.
        we don’t just fight for sake of it, we lived it, therefore, please reframe from the echo of war tone. we executed it to its maximum where there is no blame. We the Lou Nuer alone can take your Bhareegazel in 30minutes but if you resisted than in about hour or two three hours human corpse would fed t

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        • 1 January 04:37, by kumkan

          to vulture... Honestly, the only people that withstand Nuer sometime in the fight is Murle and no one else...therefore, a dog could bark and hyena doesn’t flinch whatsoever. To break it to you, Bbzl, your people has no chance again us bro!!

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    • 1 January 04:59, by kumkan

      You must come out of that closet you are trying to hide-yourself in. There is no reason to hide your Dinka Agents which self-centered on supporting the genocide of the Nuer civilians; Do not pretend to be Nuer nor our supporter; those days of slavery are bygone just reveal yourself. Nuer are not in needs of Dinka!!! the likes of Marial Benjamin Bil Lual, are not welcome in the Greater Akob

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  • 1 January 05:02, by kumkan

    We are glad that you shown us who you really is we will kill you along with other traitor.. Once was a Dinka, will always be Dinka!! Lou-Nuer blood which you carry in youwill get you your share.so Bolong, you failed to see beyond your nose just stick with being Dinka ok!! Support your uncle Salvadore as you wish but bear in mind that sooner or later you will mourns with huge anguish not only for "

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  • 1 January 05:04, by kumkan

    beny" but as Gelweng community... Dinka at large is breathing through our nostril, we the Nuer Nay ti Naath is the ticking bomb ready to explode at any given times!!!
    ..James Koang Chuol, Peter Gatdet Yaka, Mr. Wang Chiok you kept our Nuer dignity alive! we know who are our beloved sons when Nuer superiority is being test by our enemy.

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