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Unity state rebels admit loosing Mayom, thousands flee Bentiu

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January 8, 2013 (BENTIU) - Fear that South Sudan’s military could soon retake Bentiu, the capital of oil-producing Unity state, from a faction of the army that defected over two weeks ago has led to thousands of civilians fleeing the area.

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Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, visits locals sheltering in a temporary camp in Bentiu in South Sudan December 24, 2013, in this handout photo from the United Nations Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS).

Over 8,000 people have taken refuge in a United Nations bases in Bentiu, the UN’s top humanitarian coordinator in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, said on Wednesday. Over 60,000 people are already sheltering in UN bases in Juba, Bor and other parts of South Sudan.

Lanzer that the United Nations Mission in South Sudan base in Bentiu was "witnessing a lot of new arrivals" from "Different communities coming to seek safety."

On his twitter profile the UN’s second top diplomat said that "extra teams" had been placed at the "UNMISS gates to ensure that all civilians trying to enter can do so, safely."

Heavy fighting broke out on Wednesday between government forces and the opposition soldiers in the western part of Unity state Mayom County despite ongoing face-to-face discussions delegations from the government and those opposed to President Salva Kiir’s leadership in Ethiopia capital Addis Ababa.

Peter Riek Gew the spokesperson of the rebels in Unity state told Sudan Tribune that the government troops and a group of former rebels - the South Sudan Liberation Army (SSLA) - who are now allied to president Kiir attacked their positions in Mayom county on Wednesday.

The rebel spokesperson said that their forces lost control of Mayom county after serious clashes. However he claimed they would retake the Mayom town with the next 24 hours.

News that Mayom had fallen to the South Sudanese army (SPLA) caused panic among many civilians in Bentiu. The BBC has reported that government troops are believed to be about 25 kilometres from Bentiu.

Gew and other officials of the administration appointed by commander James Koang, who led the defection of the Unity state division of the SPLA against the government, called on the public to remain calm and not flee their homes in an address on state-run radio.

"We are telling our people to remain in homes and should not move their children away into bushes for no reason. We are capable to crush them in the next hours to come and am sure by tomorrow you will hear different story", said Gew.

This is the most serious incursion into Unity state’s Mayom county since the division defected on 21 December following clashes between members of the presidential guard in Juba on 15 December.

Over 200,000 people have been displaced in fighting since President Kiir accused some members of the ruling SPLM, including his former Vice President Riek Machar, of attempting to stage a coup.

The international community is urging the warring parties to resolve their differences through peace talks, which are being facilitated by East African mediators.

South Sudanese oil production has dropped by 20% since the conflict started in part due to oil workers being evacuated from Unity state’s oil fields.

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  • 9 January 07:45, by Deng II

    Kim
    Bentiu residences are panics.

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    • 9 January 08:01, by Peter Mading

      It is just a report on progress and status: We wait for final update today. It is still a clapping of left and right hands altogether since Riek Machar did not name his rebellion and its objectives although majority belief that he is implementing Ngundeeng prophecy

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      • 9 January 12:01, by mathem jech amer

        Kim and his likes
        You are saying it is war between Dinka and Nuers,what about your spokeman, Mabior Garang and his mam,re-married by Riek, are they Nuers?

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    • 9 January 08:15, by Deng II

      Our brother Nuer always claimed that this is Dinka government that wasting country resources, but they did not know that, much of country resources were used to brides high Nyagate Generals in Army. Nuer made 60% in army, which put them in a position of taking 60% of army budgets. And army take 60% of country budget or resources. So what is left is leadership for Nuer to claims which is absurd.

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    • 9 January 09:26, by Crude Owner

      Where is idiot called Kim who always run his stinky mouth against south Sudanese people on this forum. Stupid DO NOT pretend sleeping, just wake up and see how your dump commander James Koank Choul run away.

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    • 9 January 09:31, by Crude Owner

      My message to Bantiu’s civilians.
      Please, please and please. DO NOT run away. The SPLA will NOT and will NEVER kill civilians because they are fighting to save you from those idiots. Just watch James Koang on run.

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      • 9 January 18:45, by Deng Tut

        General James Koang is a hero, will finish you all yah idiot Dinka, Kuol Manyang Juuk who want to recapture Bor is now in grave; just go to his funearl tomorrow morning and you will not see him again and actually playing with fisher. Nuer are not playing with you, we decided to kill you and they rest will be send to seek for asylum in your fucking mother Country Uganda

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    • 9 January 10:05, by Johndumo14

      We are telling our people to remain in homes and should not move their children away into bushes for no reason. We are capable to crush them in the next hours to come and am sure by tomorrow you will hear different story", said Gew.
      In bor when the rebels were coming, to recapture bor Kiir`s forces told civilians to run far away to avoid cross fire.
      In bentiu there will be more deaths.

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    • 9 January 10:06, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

      Kim Deng,
      Please, make reasonable comment like someone having brain.
      1. There is no what you call "Nuer nation" on this planet.
      2. Dinka didn’t declare war on "Nuer nation" as you claim.
      3. It is your uncle Dr. Fool Riek Machar who declared war on elected government and believes that it can be toppled by one tribe militarily.
      4. Only two commanders from Nuer tribe declared their support to Riek

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      • 9 January 10:07, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

        I said yesterday that let South Sudan bleed for at least three more months to see who is who. Dr. Fool will never rule South Sudan on my watch. Believe me or not. Dr. Fool Riek Machar & his associates must be ready to suck my dick. Got that?

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        • 9 January 10:14, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

          Dr. Fool Riek Machar believes that releasing detainees will encourage more defections and the other 62 tribes "might" join the senseless rebellion. Dr. Fool has never been patient to learn how the government works in Khartoum and in Juba or around the world. Dr. Fool believes that one tribe can topple govt. and rule at any cost. What a fuck?

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          • 9 January 10:42, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

            Suleiman or siliman,
            Wish you good luck on arrival to Juba. We have been waiting since last week. Why does it take long to reach Juba while it didn’t take us that long to reach Bor, Bentiu and other places where Dr. Fool’s forces are hiding? We don’t live or survive on internet/phone propaganda without reaching the destination. Is Juba stationary or mobile, keeps moving away from you?

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    • 9 January 10:17, by Johndumo14

      The SPLA and rebels have been dancing in Bor for severals days, now is the time for music to be played in Bentiu,and is the mordern dancing.Please don`t drink too much,and if you if you want to safe better run away,so you can see 2mor. SPLA says they canot kill civilians,no grantee,some SPLA lost their relatives,some will make revenge,be on the run,is better to live than to die.

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    • 9 January 11:27, by Hardlinner

      Spla please leave civilians out of riek greedy for power. Kick the ass of riek rebels well. Any one that want presidency must do through civilians vote. Only civilians can tell kiir to step down through vote. Kiir must also know that government is for people not for himself or his crooks around him. Riek must resign from politics for good. You too tribal and at the same time a mass murderer.

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      • 9 January 19:03, by Deng Tut

        Hardinner, kiir is a killer, no president in this world can kill his voters, those who will vote for him tomorrow. he is a president for only Dinka; he decided to declared war against Nuer in general and we accepted it but the consequences will be numberous. if we are not capture him than he will go with his family to seek for asylum to any Country he want otherwise Nuer will kill all his family.

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    • 9 January 12:33, by Jewish Ally

      BAD NEWS TO MI DIIT, KIM DENG, AND OMONI
      BENTIU IS NOW IN THE CONTROL OF NATIONAL ARMY WHAT NEXT? LET ME HOPE YOU ARE NOT CAUGHT THERE THIS MORNING.
      YOU BETTER SURRENDER BEFORE WE CHOP OFF YOUR HEAD.
      NB: ALL INNOCENT CIVIL OF RSS ARE SAFE IN UNITY STATE NOW

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    • 9 January 14:21, by Michael Anyong

      please no looting we need only our people to get freedom moment from state to state like before !!!!!!!!

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    • 9 January 15:23, by Johndumo14

      At night the 15.12.2013, when the bullets started, in Juba Dr. Riek is my neighbour, immediately he rushed to 107 [an area of the capital often known in Arabic as miya saba] where he was commanding the coup plotters in juba barack ,from until he ran away. If Riek is not into [a] coup why did he run away?

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    • 9 January 15:35, by Johndumo14

      At night the 15.12.13, when the bullets started, in Juba Dr. Riek is my neighbour, immediately he rushed to 107 [an area of the capital often known in Arabic as (miya saba] where he was commanding his Nuer army ,from until he ran away. If Riek did not plan a coup why did he run away?"
      He had planned this coup for a long time,The government have no idea at nuer people can do that.

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      • 9 January 16:09, by lakoda

        Johndumo14
        Please stop stupid comment you did here only child can post this, who are you to witness how Dr. Machar escape that assassination attempt by Stupid President, Machar is coming back soon to Juba with his brave men will you wait us or will defecate.Stop liar Ugandan or Nyam Nyam only men can talk here let me talk with Dinka not you shit helpless people.

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    • 9 January 18:25, by Deng Tut

      Deng II. you are talking about Mayom County, your Father Kuol Manyang Juuk is killed yesterday by Gatdet force; even you can’t claimed for the victor for Mayom, it is only Nuer and Nuer who fight, not Dinka of Salva Kiir, they can’t confronted Nuer forver,your time has come, take sooner yah Jaang

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    • 9 January 18:32, by Deng Tut

      Deng II. you are talking about Mayom County, your Father Kuol Manyang Juuk is killed yesterday by Gatdet force; even you can’t claimed for the victor for Mayom, it is only Nuer and Nuer who fight, not Dinka of Salva Kiir, they can’t confronted Nuer forver,your time has come, take sooner yah Jaang

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    • 9 January 18:52, by Bentiu son

      BREAKING NEWS
      Thanks God,the pro-democracy forces of Dr Machar had badly defeated the Guelweng militias who attempted to advanced towards Unity State capital Bentiu.On their arrival to Mayom, Dinkas went to destroyed the tomb of late Paulino Matip Nhial Nyak n looted the prophet Gatdeang’s herd of cattle, such aggressive behaviors angered Nuer sellout Sons within their ranks which caused heavy

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      • 9 January 19:02, by Bentiu son

        fighting among themselves before our mighty forces flushed them out of Mayom Town.Those Guelweng militias of Salva Kiir are on run towards their Warap State helplesslywhile Dr Machar’s freedom fighters are persuading them now. In other development the Minster of Defense Kuol Manyang Juuk was confirmed dead while Major Gen Paul Dador was captured alive by M- Gen Peter Gatdet Yak n Gen David Yau Ya

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        • 9 January 22:52, by Maguangdit

          1) What kind of alcohols do you have around you now Bastard (Bentiu) Son?
          2) Where is the criminal Kim Deng? Is he dangling his dicks in the bushes or is he already dead of heart attack?
          Keep dreaming up your propaganda machinery but they will not change the equation on the ground. Taste it hot with spices.

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  • 9 January 07:59, by BM-21

    Maj.Gen James Koang Chuol
    please leave Bentiu
    otherwise you will follow your idiot
    Maj.Gen Peter Gadet Yak.

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    • 9 January 08:08, by Reconciliation

      I told the fool to leave Bentiu two days ago and they did not listen.they though i was joking.now we shall not let them go unfunish.this is the most massive operations design to recapture all the areas held by rebel.now it is upto Riek supporters to surrender or be killed all.

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      • 9 January 08:19, by Monydit

        Bravo the spla forces took control of Bentiu town since ysday @2.00pm ..James Chuol Kong send his Appologised ysday on facebook that he was mislead by his Nuer Groups to Joint Riek Machar Rebel so James is anknow place since ysday evening

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        • 9 January 08:31, by Deng II

          Monydit
          This critical times is for truly telling, not telling lied and joking. I know Bentiu will be liberate soon, but yet bro.

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          • 9 January 08:31, by Deng II

            but not yet bro.

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            • 9 January 09:31, by mathem jech amer

              Kum deng,Malakal County boy
              Nobody is talking,what is your problem, happy,angry,defeated.Watch your way,Yau Yau is coming soon and will finish your white army.He said he refused peacetalk because of Riek plus Gadet.Now he will wipe away all areas bordering Murle land & will fuck any mother fucker playing with S.Sudan freedom

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        • 9 January 19:33, by Deng Tut

          you are very liar, and too much lied, bentiu is not recapture yet, listening just to the bad news, Kuol Manyang death has been declared by SSTV.

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  • 9 January 08:11, by Simbaya Afrika

    I know that not all the Nuer are the pockets of Riak Since most of them have learned from previous defection.

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  • 9 January 08:16, by BBCs

    Big mouth talk,let the Innocent people leave before you make them victem of your crimes your day are count down. no peace not hope for that fucken Nuers or evil

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  • 9 January 08:44, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    My appeal only concerned of innocent civilian base in Bentiu who are facing hardship condition due to Riak Machar runing poor politics. God recuse Bentiu venurable population.

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    • 9 January 09:10, by Bentiu son

      All Dinka thugs,it is your nature to dance before you achieve victory,that is the nature of war idiots, our pro democracy forces had drawn tactically as scenarios of Bor Town previously.We are optimistic to recapture Mayom Town today n flush out Guelweng militias elements of genocidal President Kiir Mayar,SPLA-N N UPDF just celebrate today but u will mourn in coming hours ya cowards.

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      • 9 January 10:01, by Maguangdit

        Where is "Criminal (Kim) Deng"; the self-declared "Military Historian"?
        Did he suffer cardiac arrest? Our people will not die in vain. Get yourselves prepared for the worst with your White Army militia. Criminals need a lesson to learn from and they will get it. South Sudan is not for "Prophet of Doom". We respect good Nuer brothers and sisters but not criminals like Riak and his groups.

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  • 9 January 09:55, by Suleiman

    It is not true that Bentiu fall under stupid kiir force.
    Am in Bentiu now

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    • 9 January 13:13, by Jewish Ally

      I THINK THIS TIME THE WORLD AND THE SOUTH SUDAN PEOPLE KNOWS WHO SPEAK THE TRUTH. COUP IS DIFFERENT FROM THE TRIBE. THIS IS A WAR BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND OUTLAW POWER HUNGER VILLAGE DOCTORATE WITH THE PHILOSOPHY OF NGUNDENG. BUT MOST OF FOOL MAJORITY NUER WHO DON’T THINK DEFECT AND JOINT IN. THERE IS NO BETTER POSITION THAN THE ONE YOU LEFT. LOOOOOOOL
      EVERY NUER WANT TO BE CALLED KUOR/RWOTH

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  • 9 January 09:56, by Suleiman

    Almost 25KM for Teny Dhurgon’s force towards Juba Capital

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    • 9 January 10:41, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

      Suleiman or siliman,
      Wish you good luck on arrival to Juba. We have been waiting since last week. Why does it take long to reach Juba while it didn’t take us that long to reach Bor, Bentiu and other places where Dr. Fool’s forces are hiding? We don’t live or survive on internet/phone propaganda without reaching the destination. Is Juba stationary or mobile, keeps moving away from you?

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      • 9 January 11:44, by lakoda

        Labotonyom
        Wait what will happen to you shit force you claimed have recapture Mayom today. My friend you will defecate when we decide to come to Juba, ask Kuol Manyang what we taught him yesterday at Magire. it is because of International pressure on us not to attack Juba before Addis Ababa peace talk out come, you will see us very soon, just we are waiting for order from Dr. Machar to storm Juba.

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        • 9 January 11:59, by mathem jech amer

          lakoda
          Look at this new lier,do know any law,or do you know any God except Ngundeeng?If you know any imternational law, why do you kill women,children,wounded, disabled and prisoners of war?The people you killed will wait for you till you go there for God to make your judgement..you are sons of evil..God bless good Nuers who know the truth

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          • 9 January 15:52, by lakoda

            mathem
            Sorry for you devil how come you call me lair. I never seen any Dinka speak the trust,you killed Nuer in Juba who have nothing to do with war what do you thing we can do for POW who killed our civilians in Juba they are the most wanted one then any body else. we have Ugandan soldiers here with us we will keep them till our victory.

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