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S. Sudan army downplays rebel threats to Warrap, Jonglei

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April 29, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese army has downplayed recent warnings from rebel forces who have threatened to attack civilians in Warrap and Jonglei states should they fail to vacate the areas.

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South Sudan army spokesperson Phillip Aguer (AP)

The rebels, in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, warned civilians in Bor and Warrap state to either leave their homes or camp at the nearest United Nations base.

“This statement serves a warning to the civilian population in areas adjacent to Unity state and those in Bor town. We want them to leave where they are settled at the moment before our forces on rescuing mission carried out peremptory and rescuing operations to liberate our people from the bondage of dictatorship. We want them to leave as soon as possible," partly reads the statement, bearing names of Major Gen. Gatwech Dual and Unity state’s military governor, Major Gen. James Koang Chuol.

"Our forces are coming anytime from now," it added, further warning civilians not to ignore the looming attack on the two states.

Bor, the capital of the country’s largest state, recently witnessed the killing of dozens of civilians, largely from Nuer ethnic group after they were attacked by an armed youth groups who stormed the UN base in the area.

Describing it as operation rescue, the rebels claimed they were advancing on Bor town in a "lightening speed", threatening to crash anyone who stands on their way.

They also reiterated calls for Ugandan troops, currently fighting alongside South Sudan government forces to immediately leave the country they invaded.

"Our people fought against war of invasions for hundreds of years until the country became independent state, in 2011. Now, Uganda has invaded this precious land, which we fought to liberate. We will not accept," noted the rebel statement.

"We have an obligation to reclaim our country from the hand of invaders," it added.

WISHFUL THINKING

South Sudan army spokesperson, Col. Philip Aguer, described the rebel threats to retake Bor town and attack Warrap, as an “unachievable wishful thinking”.

“This is not the first time we are hearing these threats to attack Bor. We have heard them issues these threats before," he told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday.

Both sides have been accused of violating the cessations of hostilities agreement signed in January to end the conflict that spiraled since its outbreak in December last year.

The United States government recently threatened to impose sanctions on individuals seen to be obstructing the peace process in the world’s youngest nation.

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  • 30 April 2014 08:14, by Chol A.

    Laughable threat, let try to come brave do warn. Coward can talk balabala.
    Good luck

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    • 30 April 2014 08:39, by ngadodo

      those leaders for ROSS should come to table for peace talk which is going on in the ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia for seek of citizen of ROSS. Those style of war which is most clever Countries left wars to be for animals not FOR human being any more and looking for economics side to growth Countries to being powerful in the World. So why not ROSS we rich in resources.

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    • 30 April 2014 09:37, by Bentiu son

      Chol A, don’t panic yet buddy rebels attacks are imminent in those two States Bor and Warap States respectively.The Rescues Mission task forces had already been sent to liberate our innocent civilians kill by genocidal regime of Salva Kiir and his mentor Museveni Of Uganda.It is now obvious that rebel acts like Government and brutal government of Salva acts like rebels.What a joke?

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      • 30 April 2014 09:47, by Bentiu son

        I have never never seen a government destroying his own facilities/properties/institutions like Schools,hospitals, Government buildings,bridges,markets and roads.Last week they burned down Ayod county to ashes,and destroyed greater Upper Nile State capitals Madina Bor,Malakal and Unity State- Bentiu with all its counties H/Qs namely:Mayom,Parieng,Rupkona,Abiemnhom,Guit,Koch,Leer and Payinjiar

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      • 30 April 2014 10:16, by Jewish Ally

        bentiu son
        i guest you are pointing the fingers to yourself because all destruction of properties and life is the work of vision less rebels who want to rule vacuum not a country. there is no need for warning just come and see the truth of the matter on ground and wish them good wishes of propaganda war.
        action speak louder than words.

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        • 30 April 2014 11:02, by Bentiu son

          Jewish Ally,moron,I don’t blame you but your origin,I wonder why all Dinkas who support alcoholic President Salva Kiir-a Jurchol bred integrated into Dinka Rek of Gogrial turn to be liars,rumors carriers,gossipers,money lovers,flatters,false accusers and vision less mongrels.You might be caught be shocks and heart attacks if you watch Dinka BEG owned SSTV where they do manufacture pure lies,

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          • 30 April 2014 11:12, by Bentiu son

            baseless allegations and unfounded accusations against Rebels,Dr Machar,Mama Nyadeng Mabior,Nuer Society and Hilde Johnson of UNMISS.Yes,you all imitated your Dinka chief Kiir’s behavior whose government feeds the public with lies,fake failed coup attempt instead of assassination attempt against Dr Machar and his SPLM mates allegations,hearsay,rumors,fabrication reports and dictatorial system.

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      • 1 May 2014 09:32, by mathem jech amer

        Bentiu son
        After the killing of all Nuers about 1,000 who attempted to capture Renk, now it is excluded from rebels list and you are now concern with Bor after 4 months when 5,000 Nuers were killed there.Again come to Bor and this time, all of you will never make back.

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    • 1 May 2014 06:13, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      captain Nyapuoc is stranded south west of Duk with the rests of her food lovers, since SPLA took Ayod behind them. they can not move forward because it is too dangerous, 200 had died on their side with many wounded, when they tried to resist spla there.

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  • 30 April 2014 08:46, by The rock

    too much threats wouldn’t work anymore, you guys know how did the coin turns so stop saying so many fuckin threats, just go a head and you will see. the army is fully supplied logistically and you know what I mean and if you dare try you will regret for the rest of your lives. You can just gauge what am saying from the moral of the army.the fighting tactic will change in the field and you be choke

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  • 30 April 2014 11:07, by Big Boy

    Dear Bentiu
    You are dreaming as ur huband food-lover destroyed their state and new generation of nuer..but new general staff Malong Awan warn you,either peace or face defeated in upcoming days..no kidding this time mr food lover..

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    • 30 April 2014 11:24, by Bentiu son

      Big Boy,son of bastard brought up with our oil money from Greater Upper Nile by your thievery dads, mums and uncles. How comes,the Nuer warriors can devastated their ancestors’ homeland greater Upper Nile region whereby 88% of territory is occupying by Nuer from west to east and from north to south if you have a sense of humanity.Notice,the greater Upper Nile Region was destroyed intentionally by

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      • 30 April 2014 11:33, by Bentiu son

        genocidal regime of Salva Kiir and his husband Museveni as punishment to Upper Nileans as whole and Dr Machar n his tribe the Nuer in particularly.Well,those morons,oafishes and foolish Dinka Bahr el Ghazal(Salva Kiir,Malong Awan,Matur Chut Dhuol, Tillar Ring,Salva Mathok, Daniel Awet Akot) forgot that this feudal war will devastate their poor region which has nothing than Aweil rice scheme.

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        • 30 April 2014 13:12, by J P Puok

          think dinka dominated SPLM is among the Juba victims because never heard from him ever since the conflict erupted 4 months ago. God gives and God takes. May his name be praise for taking away this dangerous orphan from our society RIP

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