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Warrap state under heavy attack from rebels: official

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February 18, 2014 (JUBA) – Heavy fighting broke out on Tuesday evening in South Sudan’s Warrap state after two of its counties were attacked by anti-government forces loyal to ex-vice president, Riek Machar, a senior state official said Wednesday.

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Rebel leader Riek Machar talks on the phone in his field office in a rebel controlled territory in Jonglei State February 1, 2014 (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

“The attack started yesterday [Tuesday] in the evening, but until now we did not get any full details because the commissioner is there and forces are also engaged in that fight,” Warrap’s deputy Governor, Akech Tong Aleu told Eye Radio Wednesday.

He cited Tonj East and Tonj North counties as the two affected areas.

The senior official, however, said they had very little communication with authorities in these two counties attacked by the rebels, but confirmed fighting was still taking place in those areas.

“These new attacks were launched by the rebels based in the neighboring Unity state”, he noted, adding that hundreds of people had been forced to flee their homes in fear.

The spokesperson for South Sudan army (SPLA) was not immediately available to comment, but military sources confirmed the attacks in Warrap, also home to President Salva Kiir.

Another attack, in violation of a ceasefire deal, occurred Tuesday in the oil-rich Upper Nile state with both the rebels and government forces claiming to control its strategic town of Malakal.

RESPECT CEASEFIRE

Meanwhile the United Nations in the country said it was deeply concerned about the fighting and reiterated the necessity for the parties to fully implement the agreements on cessation of hostilities and status of detainees.

“The parties must cooperate fully with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Monitoring and Verification Mechanism, which the United Nations is supporting”, a statement from the mission partly reads.

Overall, the UN mission said it was currently protecting 75,000 civilians in a number of bases around the country. Also, at least 740,000 people have reportedly been displaced in the country, with hundreds said to have fled into neighbouring Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and Ethiopia.

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  • 19 February 13:31, by Gat Gan Kiir

    It’s just a beginning not the end, we will left no stone unturned in this mission. Mayardit didn’t know that the country is at war, it’s a missed call and the loud tune is under way.

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    • 19 February 13:39, by Awei-ngok

      Warrap people have been very neutral in this sensless war caused by Nuer led by their disaster-Riek Machar. This marks the end of the war as Warrap people in all their walks of life will join it fully and kick out Nuer in all the seven Counties they occupy in Unity State. This is anyway, a wakeup call and we will respond emminently. Just wait. And where is Mi diit? He should now join and face us!

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      • 19 February 14:02, by Sir King

        I blame Kiir for being weak politically, democratically, and mentally.

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      • 19 February 14:04, by Hardlinner

        What are the gelweng waiting for?. It time to mobilize 3 millions gelweng and send them to disarm riek and his militias. Let the hell loose. We have been quiet on this form of nuer rebellion. Time as come to put this rebellion to an end. Attack has nothing to do with kiir power but dinka lives.

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        • 19 February 14:05, by Malakal county Simon

          Let’s them taste the sense-less war, they have cooked.... This time Kiir will think twice.... Well-done to rebel forces, for reaching Warrap State through green light from Lake state who have been marginalize by kiir dictatorial regime!!!! Malakal is a done deal, and there should be no more oil money to funds foreig forces by Kiir dictatorial regime!!!! Once again thank you....

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          • 19 February 14:15, by Hardlinner

            Attacking warrab should now be consider as attack against all dinka not kiir goverment. Let the hell loose . It time to launch dinka defend force/gelweng. Nuer intention have now change cause from coup to attacking dinka civilians. We must response swiftly to end this rebellion once and for all. As people with dignity we must kill all nuer militias with exception of their unarm civilians.

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            • 19 February 14:41, by Malakal county Simon

              The HARD-FACT is; Nuer can beat Dinka with their eyes close, if it wasn’t of use-less Uganda air support in South Sudan internal war, leave alone in battle field!!!!

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            • 19 February 19:16, by denng

              Hardliner mind your business, we know that you are arab. U used to encourage the Nuer to rebel all these years and now the dinka. Go back under your rakuba and wait for your doomsday.

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          • 19 February 14:35, by michael coma

            Breaking news....Rebels have been flushed out in Malakal today.In Warrap state there will be no Nuers to return to Unity state just believe my word.Wait for our two days planning.

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            • 19 February 14:47, by Malakal county Simon

              michael coma Just drink your usual bears, and go to sleep!!!! You have no different with those of Makue Lueth and Phlip Aguer, who always feed public with full of liars....But be informed that’s South Sudanese have already known you, and no one will pay attention to your use-less claimed!!!!

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          • 20 February 07:31, by BM-21

            Malakal@
            Warrap youth are stronger s then food lovers Nuer.
            Malakal@ Make sure that these war you sing like a song does not fall into the hearts of all Dinkas as an ethnic war.mark my word ! One day you will regret and cry to the world communityfor help.

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        • 19 February 18:48, by Joseph Canada

          Hardliner, those Gelweng you are calling for are the IDPS in Equatoria. The person who need to be disarmed is Killer Kiir and his home trained Presidentional Gwek!!! The time has come when peace will prevail. He started killing innocent women, men and children in Juba who were un armed. God’s punishment is back to him and his gangs!!

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      • 20 February 03:29, by Bentiu son

        Idiot Gogrialist Awei-ngok,what neutrality are you taking about son of thief? What happened in Warap was just miss call from Major Changkuoth Puok who recently defected from Lake State.Don’t not panic yet,we White Army or Thokjiok Bentiu are coming soon to compensate 4000 of Nuer civilians Warap State boys murdered in cold blood on 15/12/13 Juba.Gelweng n their allies burned Unity State H/Q plus c

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    • 19 February 17:09, by Tong dut

      Museveni was in juba today becouse of captured of malakal to Machar.
      MACHAR KEEP FIGHTING IN WARRAP STATE, TO REDUCED THE NUMBER OF HIS RELATIVES,REVENGE WHAT HE DID TO YOU.

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    • 19 February 22:40, by Never

      The god way to been solution is Kiir must have to step down on this S Sudan chair and then we will see who will going to defeat who ,because those dirty mind so call Nuer has talk to must about war declaration between them and Dinka.

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    • 19 February 22:49, by Never

      when you have injure and become the wound you could not put your hand in it to crag again, then it become more worst and worst. they Nuer frighten a lot now but when Dinka going to accept this they will been see not to hear.
      if am Dinka now , I could say yes to this fucking war, let death going to death. fuck Riak

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    • 20 February 09:45, by Johndumo14

      Dr Riek got support from Khartoum in 1991Again he is getting support food and guns from Khartoum inorder to kill our people,let us unite to treat Dr Riek and his generals the same we did to Khartoum during our 20yrs struggle.Most of the rebels are from Nuer,only only one tribe,can one tribe defeatCan we sit by us all the 66 tribes of South sudan? Can We justsiby and let this guy distroy us.

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  • 19 February 13:54, by Jalaby

    Shit!!!
    Warrap is merely Dinka home and no other tribe,Why Ugandan army didn’t show up and fight for Dinka?
    Ask dogs SPLA-N to fight Nuer on behalf of you,they’re cheap mercenaries!
    I heard that Nuer do not have just white army but now Orange and Purple armies are added too!
    I really feel sorry for Dinka,they can’t defend themselves but addicted of using mercenaries!

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    • 19 February 14:35, by Majongdit

      Jalaby, what kind of an animal are you? Of what level of education are you? Silly dog, Dinka don’t talk... They act. We know the history of this country. The Dinka fought for this country and they can defend it. Only 3% of Dinkas have joined the fight. If Dinka move on the Nuer full scale, there’d be genocide.

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      • 20 February 08:13, by Whortti Bor Manza

        Majongdit,
        Come on. See how a small tribe the fertit tribe rooted Dinkas out of Wau in 1985. You depend on government resources to kill people. Why do you depend on UPDF and JEM to protect Kiir if you were mighty? How did Riek manage to reach Warrap? Soon you will see. All the equatorians in the army should stop fighting for this crude president. His end will be sooner.

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    • 19 February 18:56, by Kalo

      Jalaby,leave south Sudan alone,your time is coming soon,just wait for someday,we are not cheap,people,we are known all over world that is now NCP depends on leaders like Makasu,Tawir Jeroham ,Mubarak Kuti etc,i know you are interesting of helping Machar,go ahead we will finished all OF YOU,Dinkas are stronger than you Jalaby,you don,t fight for your own,you used Black to fight for you.

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  • 19 February 13:55, by Tong dut

    Let Machar sent his army to Kiir state, he will cray soon.
    They kill Nuers like dogs,since there was no coup,They kill people said coup.

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    • 19 February 14:10, by hamil

      A big shame on a government that can’t defend itself but instead depend on a foreighn army so where are the promises made during independence day to defend the territories of South Sudan by South Sudanese? South Sudan is under leadership of a blind leader only no one needs a lecture over this fact and the omnly way for South Sudan is backward

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  • 19 February 14:32, by hellonearth

    Hey Dinka cowards talking nonsense Karma is a bitch. you were celebrating the deaths of innocent Nuer civilians killed by your Gulweng militias. now it has reached your state and its time to pay for your crimes.

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    • 19 February 14:42, by michael coma

      What i know from Nuers is just to say later in story that they have attacked Warrap but not winning to captured it..Is suicidal war that Nuers are doing.

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      • 19 February 15:28, by hellonearth

        A Cat that has been cornered has nothing to loose and is the most dangerous. food for thought for all the Dinka idiots

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  • 19 February 14:44, by Gangura

    Good job Dr. Machar I love you, we are tired of thise called Dinkas with their stupided show them what is mind. I will be grate if you take full control of this country we Equatorian will be happy.

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  • 19 February 15:06, by Gatluak

    That what we been waiting for...let them see if fighting is good.

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  • 19 February 16:03, by Mohammed Ali 2

    It is sad that this dirty war will not see an end any time soon.The poor, innocent and vulnerabl will suffer most.The greedy SPLA thieves have decided to lead the peopl to misery, starvation and death.The astonishing thing is that you don’t hear a word of reason or logic.The only word which is resonating here is KILL.Itis frightening !

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    • 19 February 16:16, by South South

      Mohammed Ali,
      You shut up and start talking about huge corruption your NCP is practicing in Khartoum, that is what you should be talking about. Really you know now there are innocent people in South Sudan? When did you learn that? How about 2 million people killed by you and your fake Arabs? What a cheap shot!!!!

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      • 19 February 16:58, by Oppressor

        Where were you hiding South South big shit mouth i heard u some where in jungle shitting out coward .. Nuer are heading to u now get ready to have a Sudanese bullet in ur forehead idiot all with Machar provided by Sudanese so some how u a dead walking Rat..haaaa haaa ..

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  • 19 February 18:03, by Joseph

    This is Alfred Lado,Tanginga and many other freedom fighter. If I am Kiir I could have step down. This fighting will finished half of south sudan population. It good this fighting is in home of salva kiir. Nuer and other tribe who are in division 3 & 5 will leave incompetent kiir and the wife Dinka wiil joint us.

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  • 19 February 18:59, by Joseph Canada

    Mager General Uliny is short on the neck!!! critically wounded!!!.. death is eminent!!!!

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  • 19 February 20:17, by Whortti Bor Manza

    US president George W. Bush, 2001: Take the fight straight to the back yard of the terrorists. Even the birth place of Kiir will not be immune from the fire power of the Nuers. How did Riek managed to rich the Holy Land of Warrap? We live together we die together.

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    • 20 February 01:02, by Hardlinner

      It is matter of time before we repeat what we did to nuer in 1991. Those rats that went to warrab will never return alive. We will finish them one by one like we did to tanganya forces in lake state. The nuer primitive and their low IQ war lord riek will never test leadership in south. Resorting to hit and run ain’t gonna aide your nuer rebellion.

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  • 19 February 22:14, by Predicted

    Dinka of Warrap like to talk tough. That they know how to kill Nuer Warriors. They killed innocent Nuers civilians in Juba..Let them face Nuer warriors. Gelweng militia ran away from real nuer warrios in Malakal back to Warrap. They will be chased deep into Warrap until there is no where else to run.

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    • 19 February 22:15, by Predicted

      Gelweng Warrap fucked with the wrong tribe and they will learn.

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  • 20 February 11:13, by TUR-ANGON

    The level of human intelligent is measured by his actions, a few NUERS living in UN compound in BOR upon hearing that salaries were being given to the workers, they left the compound thinking they will be given their due. Well be the judge of their fate.

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