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Rebels forced out of Duk county in Jonglei: MP

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March 12, 2014 (JUBA) – Anti-government forces aligned to former vice president Riek Machar moved out of Jonglei state’s Duk county on Monday, a lawmaker representing the war-ravaged area has told Sudan Tribune.

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Duk county lawmaker Philip Thon Leek (Borglobe)

Philip Thon Leek, the MP representing Duk county in the South Sudan legislative assembly, said local youth forced rebel fighters from Duk Payuel Payam [district] and that fighting continued late Monday 8 March as both sides fought running battles.

"They were attacked on night of March 8 and they started burning all the shelters in Duk Payuel, including a medical clinic," he said.

"Whatever they cannot carry and see it as useful to people behind them, they destroy it either by burning or breaking it," added Leek.

Two people, including a woman, were killed in the incident and three injured, according to the lawmaker.

No information has, however, emerged from the anti-government forces - the SPLM/A-In-Opposition regarding the fighting.

Due the security situation and remoteness of the area, Sudan Tribune could not independently verify the claims. Also, the SPLM/A-In-Opposition spokesman did not respond despite several attempts to reach him for a comment on Wednesday.

Duk county authorities alleged that anti-government forces started attacking the villages on February 24, forcing 68,000 people to leave their homes.

The county’s lawmaker further said the rebels fled towards Ayod area in Jonglei.

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  • 13 March 2014 06:06, by mathem jech amer

    Instead your youth running to refugees camps in Kenya and Uganda and you expect Bar el Ghazal to defend your territory, but arm them this time and defend your own.

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    • 13 March 2014 09:41, by Mi diit

      Philip Thon Leek has become a big liar propagating for Kiir’s forces nowadays. If it was true that the rebels were forced out in that big fight by your youth, why was the death toll one person? The youth from Ayod withdrew voluntarily to exempt your Duk county from being used as a war field. Yet you don’t appreciate the move by the Nuer youth and instead lied about it. Shame on you!

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  • 13 March 2014 06:40, by George Bol

    You are very stupid my friend. Don’t talked like coward!

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  • 13 March 2014 15:03, by Kim Deng

    When the Mighty Warriors (White Army) declare "Kac-lora," they wrongfully believe that it’s Dr. Riek’s forces. Jaang/Slaves, you have to know the difference between the Mighty Nuer Warriors (White Army) and Dr. Riek’s forces. These two entities are not the same provided that they are fighty the same Dinka Kingdom.

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