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S. Sudan army accuses unnamed foreign force of aiding rebels

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February 17, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese army (SPLA) loyal to the Juba administration has accused external forces of providing support to armed groups allied to former vice-president Riek Machar, claiming they had found military parachutes and weapons after capturing Gadiang; a rebel stronghold in Jonglei state.

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Lieutenant General Malual Ayom Madol of Sudan’s People’s Liberation Army (Getty Images).

The remark is the first accusation labelled against foreign actors by the government, which was the first to solicit foreign intervention to help contain the spiralling rebellion in strategic towns.

Lt. General Malual Ayom Dor, who heads military operations in Jonglei, said troops under his command found a significant weapons stash after capturing Gadiang following clashes with rebel forces in the area.

“As you can see, this is the place from where the rebel of Riek Machar used to launch attacks on the civilian settlements. It was from here where they attacked Mathiang and Kolnyang, killing innocent civilians. They refused to observe and respect the terms of the cessation of hostilities. So our forces fought them back in self-defence until we managed to push them away and take control of this place”, Dor said in statement on South Sudan Television (SSTV) on Sunday.

“Now you see the rebel [forces have] fled and left everything. As you see, there are a lot of weapons which have been captured. You see there are parachutes which were used to drop weapons and other military supplies. This is an indication that some foreign forces provide support to this group”, the statement adds, without providng further detail on the origin of the foreign forces.

Both sides have repeatedly traded tit-for-tat accusations of violating the cessation of hostilities agreement signed on 23 January in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, where the second round of talks are currently underway.

Discussions continue to make little headway despite mounting pressure on the warring parties to resolve their issues.

PEACE TALKS STALL

Rebel officials say talks remain deadlocked because the government has failed to implement the agreement on the status of political detainees without whom they cannot go ahead.

Many have expressed fears that any delay to reach a comprehensive settlement would encourage armed confrontation and subsequently deny relief organisations access to displaced people in conflict-affected areas.

Some 738,000 people are internally displaced, while a further 135,000 have fled across the border to neighbouring countries since violence broke out in the capital Juba on 15 December following clashes between rival members within the presidential guards.

The number of dead and wounded is estimated to be in the tens of thousands and the ceasefire agreement has not yet been implemented and remains shaky.

Many aid agencies have warned that there remains an urgent need for food, clean drinking water, health care, shelter, sanitation, hygiene and protection that exceeds the current humanitarian capacity.

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  • 18 February 07:41, by Wicdail

    Don’t cry yet fools, you will see more than that sooner than later.

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    • 18 February 07:43, by Mi diit

      Ahahahahaaaaa.................

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      • 18 February 08:10, by Sir King

        Please international community, rush on and form interim Administration. These two IDIOTS, KIIR KUETHPINY AND DR. RIEK DURGHON want to spoil this nation. Hurry up sirs.
        INTERIM ADMINISTRATION WILL SAVE LIVES in South Sudan

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      • 18 February 10:43, by Paul

        hahah dinkas are all gone to neighboring countries to go to schools.

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    • 18 February 07:54, by Wicdail

      If you think that the rebels would fight you with spears and sticks, so you are joking.

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    • 18 February 08:54, by Tong dut

      why to cry from macher as you bring ugandans to let bring any forces from any where.

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    • 18 February 09:20, by Tutbol

      It is quite remarkable how our Riek Machar supporters think, even with the best military help the may get in any part of the world, they dream that their Nuer tribe will change the govt of over 62 tribes by armed rebellion? It might have in other parts of the world i don’t, but i don’t think that is workable in S Sudan. What i know so far is there are some enemies of S Sudan & S Sudanese who have.

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      • 18 February 09:31, by Tutbol

        since wanted to make S Sudan their another Eastern Congo our leaders as always often wake up after they what was ploted by the enemies of S Sudan ahead of S Sudanese leaders. S Sudan air space is at the mercy of any criminal to enter & leaves at will. The UK arm forces are stationed in Nanyuki, they have trained & armed ’Lou Nuer white army’ with the UNIMISS & Qatar, but this stupid govt official.

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        • 18 February 09:43, by Tutbol

          is saying there is a foreign country that is supplying arms to Riek Machar when they were told to keep a close watch in Jonglei long time ago. Our fools in the govt aims was only to loot & loot & loot & outsource the running of the country & protection of the country air space to the UN & its NGOs. Not buying even helicopters partrol states like Jonglei & now they are telling S Sudanese...

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          • 18 February 09:53, by Tutbol

            something they already know was happening even to Dvaid Yau Yau malitias. The sooner the Riek Machar Nuers armed malitias take Warap state the better, so that the Dinkas give the power to Nuer militias & the Dinkas get out of the Nuer Malitias govt & form their rebellion against the Nuers malitias govt and we will see how many days the Nuers malitias govt of S Sudan will last!

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            • 18 February 10:01, by Tutbol

              Those discussions in Ethiopia are just waste of time. They were already rigged, the Riek Machar camp was the one that called for talks in Ethiopia, and our govt of fools just went there with out asking it self why Ethiopia & why is Riek Machar’s armed rebellion want Ethiopia as a venue? And now Ethiopia has even becomes more ASSERTIVE on S Sudan that it has even included criminals like that group.

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              • 18 February 10:10, by Tutbol

                of (7) seven, the Deng Alor group in the negotiation; a group that has no constituency in S Sudan, but govt of S Sudan as always agrees to every bullshit so long as the talks are in Ethiopia, were the fools get free prostitutes & free lodgings. Guys like Makuei Lueth would then use their halting english as the representatives of S Sudanese when they know they are behind on the games that....

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                • 18 February 10:21, by Tutbol

                  are already rigged against them & the S Sudanese peoples & their country. Its happened before during the S Sudan—N Sudan negotiations in Adis Ababa, Makuei Lueth rebuked Northern Bhar el Gazelle citizens & S Sudanese peoples about the issue of the So-called ’14’. The same Makuei Lueth is now being bullied by even our lowly neighbours in Adis Ababa. Why doesn’t he just come back & resigns, for...

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                  • 18 February 10:34, by Tutbol

                    he is being played for a fool in that negotiation? Why do we take our negotiations to Ethiopia? Even as simple as wars we created ourselves? The guys like Makuei Lueth knows the negotiations in Ethiopia that involved, their govt camp (their camp), Riek Machar camp & Deng Alor(group of 7) camp. Who created this war so that they can go to Ethiopia for talks? Both of them, the three groups...

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                    • 18 February 10:44, by Tutbol

                      Now the same groups that are being by the so-called mediators & the international community are just wasting their times & even S Sudanese time, by trying to make up something that will even divide S Sudanese apart, the Group of (7) Seven, Deng Alor group, shouldn’t be in Ethiopia at all if our so-called mediators & the international community were for peace in S Sudan.

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                      • 18 February 10:51, by Tutbol

                        But the govt of S Sudan & S Sudanese stands on the ’moral high ground’ against the Riek machar’s brats camp & the Group of (7) seven, Deng Alor thieves & egomaniacs camp. President Kiir was elected by the S Sudanese majority & would be de’elected by the S Sudanese majority comes to 2015 & by the way, the Riek Machar’s camp & the Group of (7) Seven, Deng Alor wanted to reform the party...

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                        • 18 February 11:03, by Tutbol

                          SPLM/A & a reformed was then exacted by starting the reform from them, because they were thieves & no do gooders to Sudanese & Sudan peoples & didn’t even disapointed the way S Sudanese view them. They are only after their own jobs & to rule S Sudanese peoples. Good luck to them though, but should go & search for another country where they can take the AFRICOM young Nuers....

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                          • 18 February 11:11, by Tutbol

                            otherwise S Sudanese aren’t going to buy our so-called mediators & the international community that they are playing peace negotiations for the interests of the S Sudanese, when the opposite is glaringly obvious.

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    • 18 February 09:29, by Mapuor

      Wichngoth
      Wure bia lac ninti.Your traitor will be dead soon.SPLA is an experience army and have already reorganized and will teach you good lessons.

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  • 18 February 07:42, by Mi diit

    Don’t contradict yourself fool. You brought foreign Uganda troops and now you complain of other foreign countries aiding rebels. Why do you want to regionalize the war, cowards if you cannot face the Nuer head-on?

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    • 18 February 07:50, by TUR-ANGON

      Haha let’s see who will have the last laugh, the problem is, you getting helped and loosing. Next offensive is on Akobo where six MIG 24 with be in operation. NO stone will be left untouched.

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      • 18 February 07:58, by Mi diit

        Malakal is recaptured by the rebels on Tuesday.

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    • 18 February 07:58, by Snipper

      When the war ended in Rwanda, they became peaceful! When the world wars ended in Europe, they became peaceful! When the American civil war ended, they recognized peace! I don’t know why our Dinka brothers are holding back for nothing? We should do away with these savages in two days! Why leaving Nuers to wonder around when they could be contained with minimal effort?

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      • 18 February 08:22, by omoni jr.

        Sipper
        The different between Dinka and Rwanda is , Rwandists are more Human while Dinka are dogs. Dont ever compare south sudan and other nations.we have animals here,in south sudan.

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  • 18 February 07:56, by Ross

    Dear Friends
    For your information, Malakal is under control of the Riak Machar army starting from 6:00 am today. all the Government forces defieated.

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    • 18 February 08:20, by michael coma

      We know Eriteria is supporting Rebels.Capturing of Malakal is false.From Baliet to Malakal is 55 km while rebels were thoroughly defeated on sunday by SPLA.That might be dreaming.

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  • 18 February 09:08, by Kiir

    Mrs. Akiir Museveni thought that Rebel will fight Ugandan troop with stick and spears. It is surprise to her that Machar have a friends. Akiir and her husband Yoyeri Museveni must face justice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 18 February 09:15, by Tom D

    Miceal Comma, you are really professonal lies in this article, as iam responding to your dead comment now, Anti-government forces have taken a ful control of Malakal twon and your SPLA and UPDF are on the run as many of them drowned in the River Nile in Makal shulluk opposite to UNMISS camp.

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  • 18 February 18:55, by Kim Deng

    Aliel Bol,
    The other cowar Jurs (Teet, Bar, Chai, Nya-Nyam...) have only two choices either to be neutral and watch the dirty war or join the coward Jaang/Slaves as they have already done it. The Mighty Nuer Warriors are capable of confromting those coward 60 tribes had it not been Uganda involvement.

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