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S. Sudan army and REMNASA forces clash in Maridi county

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June 18, 2015 (MARIDI) – A spokesperson for the Revolutionary Movement for National Salvation (REMNASA) claimed their forces successfully raided Maridi town, rescuing the county commissioner and locals from “well armed government allied Dinka tribal militia”.

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The incident, Col. Sunday John Martin alleged, caused heavy losses on both government forces (SPLA) and the allied tribal militia groups.

“The incident happened after the community of Maridi issued a press-statement on 11 June 2015 condemning the evil acts of the Dinka cattle keepers with backing of the government forces (SPLA), whereas they burnt houses, killed innocent civilians and looted people’s properties between 7-9 June 2015,” he said in a statement.

He added, “Our brilliant forces intervened and destroyed the SPLA’s production unit as per our press release dated 9th June 2015”.

The Maridi community, in their press statement, called for full implementation of the 8 April presidential decree, which demanded that all cattle Greater Equatoria deployed in Maridi be evacuated.The South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir issued the order.

It further called for respect of the constitution and that civilians be protected, without discrimination and bias toward some ethnicity.

Col. Martin claimed the armed militia group invaded the residence of the Maridi county commissioner with “intention to assassinate him and his family as well to massacre the population of Maridi town, allegations which Sudan Tribune could not easily verify.

“Our revolutionary forces killed at least 20 SPLA and their allied tribal forces and injured several others and were in control of Maridi town for five hours before it tactical retreated,” he further claimed.

The REMNASA spokesperson appealed to the civilian population in Maridi to refrain from using military mobility as well to remain in demilitarised zones for safety reasons.

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  • 19 June 2015 11:21, by Son of Ngundeng

    Good Job Nyam Nyam Boys.

    Let the gangs and thugs go out from your bless land toward Warrap.

    Son of Ngundeng
    currently in front line
    Pathay Jonglei
    ............State.........

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    • 19 June 2015 11:45, by Mapuor

      Son of satan
      Shut up.Zandes are not fools like you idiots.The War that destroyed greater Upper Nile will never be allowed in our two great regions. We lived for centuries with Equatorians,intermarried and intermingled, you will never hear of tribal massacres in Equatoria in the way you Nyagats murdered innocents in GUN region. Shut up. Those are lies

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      • 19 June 2015 13:25, by Malakal county Simon

        Slave/Mapour

        Don’t get too emotional and hoping the sons and daughters of Equatorian will buy your pretending responses, trust me you started first and they will finish it last...... Anyway good luck with your fake comment above but I,m sure, the Vast majority of Equatorian know you very well that you’re number one enemy of peace, in South Sudan.....

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        • 19 June 2015 16:40, by Hardlinner

          simon,the war was started by nuer when they thought that they would overthrow the government. so there is no need in crying for help in equatoria. majority of equatorians aren’t foolish like majority nuer. as longer as the top positions remain in hands of fews individual, you would never find smart equatorians joining foolish rebellion.so don’t expect majority equtorians joining any local rebellio

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      • 19 June 2015 18:52, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

        Iam in Maridi now and what these guys are reporting is laughable,no single gunshots was fired yesterday,however only today has a combine groups of community leaders and states govt officials come to call for peace in this town,let mad dogs always dances to rumours and propoganda

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  • 19 June 2015 11:44, by Thondet Manyang

    Son of Satan<
    Do you really know the meaning of Nyam Nyam? Do abuse them I warn you!!

    Then why people say that they are farmers. Olony did it and it finished in 3 days you go ahead but soon be on Congo.

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    • 19 June 2015 16:05, by marie

      Thondet Manyang,
      Do you know why Dinka is called Ariang Jenge? Go ask the council of elders

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      • 19 June 2015 22:51, by Force 1

        Marie;
        If you pay attention and read Thondet Manyang comment; you would realize that he is defending equatorian being called "Nyam-Nyam"! Your emotion completely blocked your brain’s ability to comprehend what he said!

        When it comes to the term "Arianjenge" you still don’t have any idea that they are your masters and how dumb would you be for someone naked to be your superior!

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  • 19 June 2015 16:30, by Hardlinner

    the usual rebel lies. if you indeed killed 20 spla soldiers with your light weapons,how hundreds of your men have been killed. I don’t support dinka cattle keepers settlement in maridi and equal disapprove of maridi militias. stop attacking innocent dinka civilians and same apply to dinka soldiers. dinka soldiers should equally respect locals. those militias need to be keep in check.

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  • 19 June 2015 18:05, by hellonearth

    Jieng will suffer for a very long time.

    It’s God’s words

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