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Fighting spreads to S. Sudan’s Warrap state, killing two

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January 17, 2014 (JUBA) – Heavy fighting in South Sudan’s troubled Unity state spilled over into neighbouring Warrap state on Wednesday, killing at least two people and driving out more than 400 head of cattle.

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The map of Warrap state in red

Two others were also wounded, residents and local officials said, while hundreds more remaining unaccounted for.

Multiple sources said survivors of the attack witnessed assailants using rocket-propelled grenades in addition to machetes and spears “thus overwhelming police and cattle guard forces in the area”.

Karlos Maluil Makuek, deputy chairperson of the Apuk Padoc community and lead coordinator for an SPLM youth initiative in Warrap, told Sudan Tribune that the attack on the area is believed to have been launched by an armed group loyal to former vice-president Riek Machar, who has been accused of masterminding an alleged coup attempt to overthrow the government last month.

CATTLE RAIDED

According to Makuek, Machar-aligned rebel fighters attacked Aliek payam (district) in Tonj County, raiding 100 cows and killing two people.

In a separate attack on Thursday, Makuek said rebel forces attacked Akop payam, raiding more than 300 head of cattle.

“They raided the cattle camp. These cows were [in] the grazing area when the attackers came this afternoon (Thursday). They also capture five people, one later managed to escape”, he said.

Makuek said health facilities continued to be targeted in violence caused by inter-communal cattle raids, clashes between government and rebels and the government disarmament process.

HUNDREDS MISSING

Makuek has confirmed that “hundreds of families” were still missing after rebel fighters abducted an unknown number of women and children following the attack.

“The attackers left with cattle and hundreds of children and women who have not reported back to the village”, he said, adding that the attack had caught the village by surprise.

“The Gelweng (cattle guard) is trying to retrieve the cattle from the criminals, and that will not be easy”, he said.

The official expressed dissatisfaction with the way the state government had responded to their request for the immediate deployment of armed forces to areas around the border with Unity state.

PROTECTION NEEDED

In a statement on behalf of the Apuk Padoc community bearing his signature, Makuek accused the state government of neglecting the area, appealing to the central administration in Juba to take urgent measures to improve security and protect vulnerable civilians in the area.

“We, the community bordering Unity [state], are appealing to the central government to immediately deploy extra forces to protect the life and properties of our people and to also pursue these rebels who are hiding in swampy areas and flush them out”, he said.

He claimed that community leaders and state MPs had met with Warrap governor Nyandeng Malek, urging her to press the central government to deploy more forces.

The South Sudan army (SPLA) claimed to have recaptured Unity state capital Bentiu last week, which has been in rebel hands since last month, halting oil production in the region.

Rebels said they had made a tactical withdrawal in order to avoid further bloodshed and are planning a fresh offensive to recapture the strategic town.

Makuek said rebels had since scattered to border areas of the state after being repulsed from Bentiu by government forces. He has accused rebels of carrying out attacks and looting in the area, where the security situation continuing to deteriorate.

“We are directly calling on the central government because the state governor is [doing] nothing. We have informed the governor to deploy forces to protect our people”, he said.

At least 1,000 people have been killed in the month-long conflict, with an estimated 230,000 people displaced inside South Sudan, with peace talks in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Adaba, between the two warring parties so far failing to make significant headway.

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  • 17 January 07:31, by allan

    we inform u last week to be ready and protect urselves from those food lover those ugly nuer guys are killing civilian for food

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    • 17 January 07:41, by Mi diit

      This is just a warning to Kiir. The big force is on the way to burn down Kiir’s home state. It is just a matter of time before you cry, cry and cry. I know Kiir didn’t care about Bor, Malakal or Bentiu. He only cares about Juba and Warrap and soon we are coming to Juba and Warrap.

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      • 17 January 08:13, by Mi diit

        After we capture Juba the war will end in Greater Bahr el Ghazal. Prepare to run to Congo and face the consequences of the war you started by massacring innocent Nuer civilians in Juba who had nothing to do about SPLM politics. You reap what you sow!!! This war will only end when Kiir is no more and the whole South Sudan has surrendered to the pro-democracy forces.

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        • 17 January 12:51, by Bungachier 50

          If words of the mouth could be the one killing, 90% of the South Sudanese Population would have been killed by the words of Malicious Miit.

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        • 17 January 13:41, by chol

          Midit motherfucker you are not going win a war on internet.Your idiots rebels are dying in big numbers.So where is your fake Arabs to back you up this time.You where used and again now west is using you.After this war the Nuers will be small tribe.Chol Y

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      • 17 January 08:28, by Mohammed Ali 2

        Diit, you will cry cry cry...and you will kill kill kill women & children !!!Does that make you happy? Do you think that any country could be ruled by killing it’s pple ?What a brutal mentality and pungant hatred! I can’t imagine that there is a human who can advocates such a brutality.Unbelieveable!

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        • 17 January 08:59, by omoni jr.

          Ali.
          which side are you supporting? are you with kiir militias or with Riek’s democratic forces?? Ali, are you happy when kiir’s gangs murdered innocent nuer civilians in juba mercilessly? First, who started this catastrophe?? Even your government in khartoum NEVER killed junubiins civilians mercilessly like SPLM kiir did or doing now.

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          • 17 January 09:16, by Bravo Nuer

            Ustaz. Midit, Ali 2 is right because Nuer are not cannibal or man-eaters like Dinka BEG who did massacre Nuer in Juba for feeding. all Dinka BEG man-eaters ate all corpses and a few that were mass graved were also disinterred by those merciless dinka man-eaters in the eve of 2oth Dec. also let us not imitate those ruthless and uncivilized tendencies because we are fighting for fundamental freedom.

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        • 17 January 10:12, by South South

          Mohammed Ali2,
          You think people of South Sudan can not see what you are doing here. You are laughing on the them. Please leave us alone, we do not need anything from you. All the problems South Sudan is facing today are planned by Fake Arabs. Tomorrow Kiir and Riek will ink peace, You had better go back to your GATHA JAMARA now.

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        • 17 January 10:22, by South South

          Mohammed Ali2,
          Watch you uncle here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06qsUYfYD0w
          Arab culture.

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      • 17 January 09:48, by Peter Nhiany

        Mi dit, with all due respect may I ask you? Is this democracy moment? Is this political crisis or tribal war? You know, I respect your opinion, but I have some trouble understanding what is the motive of encouraging this kind of war? Mi Dit, I feel so bad for those young kids who are brain washed to come and participate in this filthy war and I careless who will win. It is not right.

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    • 17 January 09:22, by jubaone

      Makuek is making a hopeless appeal to a more helpless SPLA. The Dinka youth must mobilize themselves and face the Nuer, instead of letting others do the dirty job for them. Now is time for reckon. Perhaps they must bring in Darfurians or Messiriya to help them. Does not look good for the Warrap Boys.

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    • 17 January 10:01, by mathem jech amer

      Civilians were disarmed, since government is not capable, they should be armed to protect themselves

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    • 17 January 12:41, by Tong dut

      TO all dinkas, I think your madness had started, you are going to kill every one, who will you ruled?

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  • 17 January 07:32, by dinkdong

    They have reached the birth place of those idiots that started this mess in Juba. Now, how does it feel?

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    • 17 January 07:41, by Gat Gan Kiir

      It’s the beginning, wait for next move. Those who laugh first must start weeping and those who weep first are going to celebrating. No stone will be left unturned, let their souls rest in hell

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  • 17 January 08:00, by Naath Raani

    Criminal Kiir will cry more now. Where is Gel Weing you talk about? You Earrap alcholics, why you start appealing for 5 peeople? Why Nuers are fighting Ugandans and Kiir soldeirs yet never appeal to others countries? Killer, cowboy, Gogrial jungle old man will learn the lesson from Nuers. You killed all gens. from Greater Upper Nile and now your turn crazy child molested.We will get you a life.

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  • 17 January 08:15, by panda

    Just try to go Warrap state and you will see who are those people they are not like Dinka Bor in Jonglei state.Go there where there are really Dinka we know very well Dinka of Jonglei are they minority in the state.Let me tell you this Nuer you have really planned A war against Dinka but we Dinka did not and ignore a war against you simply because we have the knowledge of responsibility where te

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    • 17 January 08:55, by Joseph Canada

      The knowledge?? À A A AH AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!!!! THE KNOWLEDGE!!! AAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! MY FRIEND, THE KNOWLEDGE THE DINKA HAVE EVEN THE EDUCATED ONE IS HOUW TO TAKE PEOPLE’S THINGS BUY FORCE. HOW TO CLAIM EVERYTHING BELONGS TO THEM, HOW TO MANIPULATE, TO STILL, HOW TO MOVE TO OTHER PEOPLE’S LAND BY FORCE AND HOW TO TIE THE COW UNDER THE TREE AND SLEEP BESIDE THE COW!! OH THE NEW PNE!!! HOW!!!!

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      • 17 January 09:02, by Joseph Canada

        HOW TO DRINK MORE ALCOHOL IN CENTRAL EQUATORIA, AND HOW TO DESTROY AND DISTORT THE COUNTRY AND GO BACK TO ARABS THE WAY ABEL ALIER DO!! OH! THE NEWEST!!! HOW TO SUCK MUSEVENI’S BALLS WHILE WAIVING THE LEFT HANDS UP!!! A A A A AHAHAHAHAHA!!! A A A A AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! YOU STARTED THE FIRE AND NOW YOU WILL EXTINGUISH IT NOW WITH H2O BUT WITH BLOOD!! I MEAN "BE DOM" THE ILLITERATE KIIR PAID A P1 GAM

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        • 17 January 09:06, by Joseph Canada

          HE LOVE TO CLAIM THAT RIEK KILLED PEOPLE IN BOR AND AT THE SAME TIME HE USED BOR AS THE CENTER OF HIS KILLING SINCE HE BECAME THE LEADER OF THE SPLM PARTY. SOME OF YOU DINKAS WHO HAVE GONE TO CLASS ARE SO BLIND TO SEE AND JUST DEFEND A MURDEROR WHO IS USED BY MUSEVENI JUST LIKE JOSEPH KABILA OF DRC. YOU TALK ABOUT 1991 WHILE MORE ARE BEING KILLED BY KIIR THAN ANY OTHER REBALION IN THE HISTORY!!

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          • 17 January 09:14, by Joseph Canada

            HERE’S MY FRIENDLY ADVISE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE EARS AND THOSE DINKA WHO HAVE LIVED IN EQUATORIA AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. PLEASE YU HAVE AQUIRED ATLEAST 3/5 COMMON SENSE THAT YOU CAN USE TO TELL THE TRUTH. YOU WILL BE USEFUL AND BETTER THAN "AGOK MARIAL" WHO LIVES FROM TREE TO TREE!!!. THEY SAY A DEAD DINKA IS A GOOD ONE AND IT’S NOW TRUE!

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      • 17 January 09:03, by omoni jr.

        Joseph canada,
        u made me laugh man, anyway,please use the small letters.

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        • 17 January 09:18, by Joseph Canada

          Omoni jr, you are laughing man but there’s no other way you can tell these people the word no mater how educated they are. They can read the book but they can’t understand the meaning behind the book. They see the choke as a choke. they have no mental processing centre like medulla oblongata!!! shame shame shame!!

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    • 18 January 06:37, by hellonearth

      we are coming just wait man. wait for your turn. you will go back to Refugee camp.

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  • 17 January 08:18, by Naath Raani

    Mi diit, Killer Kiir cares about Bentiu and Paloch because of the oil. The guy loves food more than hyenas. He lost whisky and Marialnyang. Makuei Lueth put his body guards jail before attending the meeting b/c the market ran out of termits. Body guards went to marketlate due to the insecurity in Juba but Makuei don’t give a damn if you mess upwith his Agany (marialnyang) or his termites.

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  • 17 January 09:17, by Marco Bul

    Panda
    Do you know why I blame Nuer always?? They attacked Bor for nothing.If they want revenge,they could have gone to Warrap.You have been calling Bor cowards yet they are not state but 3 counties.Let us see your bravery now.

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    • 17 January 09:27, by Joseph Canada

      my friend, look within you. Kual Manyang Juuk is not a Nuer. Salva Kiir is not a Nuer but they called generals from Bor "Garang’s Orphans". No one who can called the SPLA freedom fighters who brought the nation to date the Orphans. Kiir and the Dinka leadership is making Bor the place where the humans lives don’t matter. He want all of you Bor people dead!!! in turn, he blame Dr. Riek Machar!

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      • 17 January 10:58, by Jewish Ally

        BIRD OF SAME FEATHERS FLY TOGETHER, THERE IS NO MATTER WHETHER I AM FROM BAHR EL GHAZAL OR BOR, IT IS THE SAME MONYJANG(DINKA)YOU NUER HAVE DECLARE WAR ON THEM. BUT UNFORTUNATELY SOME DINKA ARE SLAVE AND COWARD DISTANCING THEMSELVES FROM THE MATTER BUT THE WILL DIE LIKE DOGS AFTERWARDS. AS THE GOES IN DINKA "GON THOK ACE OK, OK YIN AA OK OK GONTUI, NA COK AA YIN, YI LOI NGO?"

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        • 17 January 11:08, by Jewish Ally

          THE EGRET AND THE GRASSHOPPER STORY IS WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW AMONG DINKA PEOPLE. BUT LATER ON WHEN THE COME BACK TO THEIR SENSES IT WILL BE TOO LATE FOR THEM. AND NUER AS USING THIS CHANCE TO BOOAST THAT THE ARE THE STRONGEST OF ALL LOOOOOL,
          PEOPLE WANT PEACE NOT BECAUSE THE ARE AFRIAD BUT BECUASE OF VICTIMIZING INNOCENT CIVILIANS IN THIS SENSELESS WAR.

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    • 17 January 09:27, by dinkdong

      Exactly Bul!

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  • 17 January 09:52, by wang

    Marco Bul
    We Nuer do not have problems with you Bor people...but we wanted those two thugs to die before Kiir...Kuol Manyang and Makuech.

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    • 17 January 11:16, by Jewish Ally

      YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ALL DINKAS HAVE YOU JUST FORGOTTEN WHAT YOU DID IN 1991 TO BOR PEOPLE, IT IS THE SAME TACTIC YOU ARE USING NOW TO SALVA KIIR GOVERNMENT, WHY HIDING YOUR AGNDA BEHIND ALWAYS,
      WE SHALL DEAL WITH YOU THE WAY YOU WANT, SHOULD KIIR LEAVE THIS LEADERSHIP WITH TIME, YOU ARE FOOD LOVERS WHO DON’T REALLY THINK IN MODERN WORLD. YOU ARE FIGHTING FOR FOOD AND MONEY ONLY, NO MORE LOOOL

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      • 17 January 11:28, by Jewish Ally

        I DEAR THINK ALL DINKA ARE MERCIFUL PEOPLE, THEY ARE LEAVING WITH NUER BUT NUER ARE KILLING DINKAS IN THEIR LAND.
        WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE THAT DON’T HAVE FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS.
        NUER ARE CREATED PEOPLE BUT THEIR HEART ARE OF ANIMALS.

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        • 17 January 20:54, by Joseph Canada

          THE JEWISH GUY, YOU MIST TOOK THE WORD. IT SHOULD BE " THE DINKA PEOPLE ARE MERCILESS" THEY ARE CORRUPT, SELVE PROTECTING MAGOTS AND PARASITES. EXAMPLE: what does Dinka do when he marry from another tribe? THEY KILL THE MOTHER OF THE CHILDREN AND TAKE ALL THE CHILDREN AWAY FROM HER. AM I WRONG? DINKA HAVE ARAB AGENDA. IF DR. RIEK HAVE AGENDA HOW ABOUT NYANDENG? IS SHE A NUER TOO? YOU FOOL!!!

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          • 17 January 21:00, by Joseph Canada

            I TELL YOU IT WAS A MISTAKE OF EVOLUTION TO EVOLVE DINKA AS HUMANS THAN DINOSOROUSE OR SOME KIND OF APES UNDER THE LULU TREE. EVEN A 4LEGED ANIMAL CAN REASON OUT MORE THAN A DINKA WHO HOLD’S A PHD. YOU SAY RIEK HAVE ARAB AGENDA. WHO IS RUNNIG TO BASHIR AND MUSVENI NOW? WHAT AGENDA IS THAT? TALKING TO YOU IS LIKE TALKING TO A DEAD WOOD.

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  • 17 January 10:31, by 4Justice

    This young man was delivered from 375 demons
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwZ85oLr49c

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