Home | News    Friday 18 April 2014

S. Sudan army says repulsed rebel attempt to overrun Renk county

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

April 17, 2014 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese army (SPLA) on Thursday said it repulsed a rebel attempt to overrun Renk, another strategic Upper Nile state town located at the North-South Sudan border.

JPEG - 20.7 kb
Soldiers from the South Sudanese army (SPLA) sit on a pick-up truck during a patrol in Upper Nile state Malakal on 21 January 2014 (Photo: AFP/Harrison Ngethi)

“The SPLA Sector Command in Paloich has repelled a rebel assault on Renk town this evening. They (rebels) attacked the town around 4:00PM on Wednesday from South West of the town," said Maj.General Garang Mabil.

"The fighting raged for more than four hours," added the military officer who is part of the SPLA command forces in the area.

Sporadic gunfire, multiple residents told Sudan Tribune, was heard in areas south of town, while details of the attacks remained sketchy. Military sources, however, claimed several civilians and military personnel sustained injuries during the attack.

Local authorities said the attack caused panic among civilian population, forcing thousands of civilians to flee and spend the night in bushes after the town was stormed.

Renk is more 970km north west of Juba and just 35km south of Sudan border.

The attack on Renk added another pressure on the government troops struggling with the insurgency to assert full control of the Upper Nile region, especially areas where oil is produced. The attack came after government lost Bentiu town, the Unity State capital on Tuesday and has since been fighting running battles with the rebels within the outskirts of the town.

Government troops in Malakal town, the Upper Nile state capital, said on Wednesday they were involved in clashes with rebel forces in Doleib Hill, located some 16 kilometers south of the town, in addition to the clashes in Renk town.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 18 April 2014 07:31, by Mi diit

    But yesterday Philip Aguer said there was no fighting at all in Renk and that rebels were lying. Today Gen Garang Mabil has told the truth that there was heavy fighting in Renk town. What is wrong with this liar, called Philip Aguer? The truth is the rebels will soon capture Renk.

    repondre message

    • 18 April 2014 07:50, by Johndumo14

      Rebels of Riek Machar are being trained in Kosti-Sudan.
      My friend has just come to Juba from Kosti,and he saw refugees WHO entered sudan be arested and forced to join training and sent to South sudan to fight,this is a true story,sudan is still playing his dirty game to s.sudan.

      repondre message

    • 18 April 2014 08:15, by Tong dut

      The confused Dinka president went to Addiss,while Nuer are on the way to Warrap state to kill good number or Dinkas there like what took place yesterday at Bor,Tribal war is the best.

      repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Call for the release of S. Sudanese arbitrarily detained by national security services in Juba 2016-12-07 07:54:53 By Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro On 22 December 2015, at around 12pm, I received a call from the National Security Service (NSS) summoning me to their headquarters for a meeting. I drove to the office (...)

Holding accountable those enabling genocide in Sudan 2016-12-05 05:30:49 Eric Reeves As grim genocide by attrition in Darfur is set to enter its fifteenth year, as Khartoum’s claim of a purely nominal “cease-fire” in South Kordofan is belied by repeated reports of Sudan (...)

Sudan’s Civil Disobedience, a model for political change 2016-12-04 05:23:21 by Mahmoud A. Suleiman According to Gene Sharp of Albert Einstein Institution in his masterpiece book from Dictatorship to Democracy, he quoted Civil Disobedience among the 198 Methods of (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Conspiracy, rumour mongering and power struggle behind alleged case of corruption in president’s office 2016-12-05 05:36:45 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4 December, 2016 Legal Watch Associates South Sudan has been following up the alleged case of corruption in the Office of the Pesident. The case involved 16 people from (...)

Amnesty urges to investigate chemical weapons Sudan’s Jebel Marra 2016-10-12 12:52:01 Sudan: International chemical weapons investigation urgently needed into horrific Jebel Marra attacksAMNESTY INTERNATIONAL NEWSFLASH 11 October 2016 Sudan: International chemical weapons (...)

UNAMID JSR’s statement read to the media on peace in Darfur 2016-10-10 20:57:56 African Union United Nations Mission in Darfur Though the region of Darfur is relatively peaceful at this time, a small portion of Jebel Marra within Darfur continues to be intermittently (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2016 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.