Home | News    Friday 28 November 2014

South Sudanese rebels accuse government of renewed hostilities

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

November 27, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese rebel group led by the former vice-president, Riek Machar, have accused government troops loyal to president Salva Kiir of allegedly attacking their positions in Fangak county in Jonglei state.

JPEG - 15.3 kb
Soldiers from the South Sudanese army (SPLA) at Jonglei’s Bor airport in January 2014 (AFP)

The attacks according to the rebels’ military spokesman, Brig Lul Ruai Koang, began on Wednesday, 26 November, and fighting was continuing.

“Kiir’s genocidal forces commanded by Brig. Gen. John Maluit Wei today renewed hostilities against our combat units by launching simultaneous attacks on several defensive positions which included; Pachot, Maan-Nyang, Thak En Char, Dor and Biel,” Brig Koang said in a statement seen by Sudan Tribune.

“Phom El Zaref, the Administrative HQs of Fangak county in northern Jonglei state also came under heavy shelling for the second consecutive day from Uluak on western bank of the White Nile in Panyikang County, Upper Nile,” he added.

Koang however said that the rebel forces under overall command of Maj. Gen. Gabriel Tangiye repulsed all the attackers to Canal.

Other local sources on the ground however told Sudan Tribune that the town had fallen under the full control of the government troops.

The opposition spokesperson accused the government of renewing the hostilities, saying the attacks once again demonstrated government’s belief in military option and lack of commitment to peaceful resolution of the 11-month old conflict.

The attacks come weeks after monitors from the warring parties attended a joint workshop on operationalisation of the Matrix on Cessation of Hostilities agreement signed in January 2014.

“It seems the attacks were aimed at demoralising delegates and spoiling the would be conducive atmosphere of much anticipated SPLM/SPLA Consultative meeting with theme: “in search of Sustainable Peace and Good Governance” due to be held in South Sudan in the next few days,” Koang further explained.

He said the SPLA (opposition) reiterated its commitment to all agreements signed by the political leadership but “reserves the right to fight in self-defence in the face of continued and unprovoked attacks.”

He did not say whether there were casualties in the recent clashes.

(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.
  • 28 November 2014 06:02, by George Bol

    Time to teach Nyagat who listen through ears. You have declared amok-so you must stop crying.

    repondre message

  • 28 November 2014 07:04, by Gangura

    They have started gain attaching us, anyway this time around rebels will not compromised with any idiot dinka person we will come up to Juba where this Kirr is with his defence Minister, wait and see

    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


Who shall be South Sudan Vice President on SSOA’s ticket? 2019-10-17 15:16:16 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi The Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan R-ARCSS provides that President Salva Kiir shall continue as President of (...)

Is Salva Kiir ready to implement peace? 2019-10-17 15:14:11 By Duop Chak Wuol He began his tenure as a leader admired by most South Sudanese. The death of South Sudan’s renowned leader, Dr John Garang de Mabior, in July 2005 opened the door for him to (...)

Is South Sudan’s administrative system an ethnic fragmentation or incoming ethnic federalism? 2019-10-17 05:11:36 By James Gatdet Dak Lampuar October 16, 2019 – I neither claim to be an expert on decentralized system of governance and on federalism, in all its forms, nor a decision-making authority in our (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.