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SPLA launches military operations against SPLA-IO forces in Bahr-el-Ghazal region

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April 9, 2016 (JUBA) -The command of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), has launched a large scale military operations against fighters of the country’s armed opposition (SPLM-IO) forces in the states of Bahr el Ghazal and Equatoria regions.

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SPLA) soldiers sit before the start of celebrations on the 31st anniversary of the SPLA in Juba May 16, 2014. (Photo Reuters/Andreea Campeanu)

“The only space for them (SPLM-IO) forces is the sky. Everything is closed for them. There is no permission for them to establish cantonment sites in Bahr el Ghazal and Equatoria. We have no such information. The general command has issued outstanding orders to clear these criminals within one month”, a senior military officer at the army’s 5th division headquarters in Wau said Saturday.

The officer said moral of the soldiers was boosted by the deployment of attack helicopters and heavy artillery in Western Bahr el Ghazal state where clashes continue between pro-government forces and armed opposition forces within the area.

“There is no problem. The chief of general staff came and he personally oversaw the operations. His presence boosted moral of our soldiers and now it is high with the deployment of Mi-24 attack helicopters and Mi-17 carriers. Our soldiers do not have to walk any longer”, he said.

The high level military officer, who preferred to remain anonymous since his assignment does not allow him to speak to the media, claimed soldiers would fight because of the rise in their pay and the ongoing mass promotion of lower level and middle rank officers.

“The recent increase in the pay of soldiers and the ongoing promotions of lower level and middle ranking officers has boosted the moral of our fighting forces. Those who were hesitant to take instructions and orders are now taking orders and instructions. The ongoing operations in Western Bahr el Ghazal and Western Equatoria are being led by the officers who have just been promoted”, he explained.

Analysts fear that lack of commitment to implement the deal by elements from the rival parties may ruin the peace process, coupled with continued violation of the ceasefire.

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  • 10 April 2016 03:18, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    The attack on SPLA/IO in Bahr El Ghazal and Western Equatoria is a clear indication GRSS has a bad faith in peaceful resolution of conflicts in the country. It is yet another proof that it believes in belligerence. It is clear Machar and other’s lives will be in danger in a demilitarised Juba. Refusal for Kiir-Machar meeting is another factor adding to suspicion of a plot to kill our leaders.

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  • 10 April 2016 03:34, by Black Africa

    If Paul Malong is behaving that way and majority of Dinka are keeping silent that means they are part of Malong campaign of killing non Dinka. Now,n I am calling for non Dinka , it’s time to kill any Dinka in your city,state and everywhere . The blame goes to Malong.

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    • 10 April 2016 06:55, by dinkdong

      Start where you are.

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    • 10 April 2016 07:06, by denng

      The majority of Dinka did not even join the war against Riak so did that mean they supported it? Let me ask u Black A, when the north was killing us and u kept silent, did u support them?

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  • 10 April 2016 07:14, by hellonearth

    Jieng,
    what is coming your way will not be good for you. it has come to time that you are going to be refugees and slaves for the rest of millennia to come.

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    • 10 April 2016 12:04, by Khent

      hellonearth

      Somebody get this mentally afflicted idiot the psychological help that he so clearly requires. Your great, great-grandchildren will not be in any position to subdue the Dinka. LOL!

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  • 10 April 2016 15:04, by Black Africa

    @dinkdong,right now I’m in Juba,it’s a matter of time. I can tell you right now we are prepare and we’re arming our tribesmen before we busy focusing in rebuilding our country but now we are preparing ourselves for the coming genocide in Juba.

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  • 10 April 2016 15:17, by Black Africa

    @denng, the Arab regime in Khartoum were fighting the people of South Sudan not only the Dinka if it was because of the Dinka the war was over to prove to you my words is true, the all land of Dinka was under the control of Jalaba during the movement that proves that the Dinka are the weaker people in South Sudan. Now, you see how the Dinka are running their dirty mouth is because the government

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  • 10 April 2016 16:10, by Black Africa

    Contact
    the government is dominated by Dinka tribes and they are arming their tribes with the resources of the people of South in the name of government. Anyway, this time we’re prepared for the genocide the is coming in Juba.

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    • 10 April 2016 17:06, by Khent

      Black Africa

      Yet another mindless blowhard comes out of the woodwork. So the Equatorians were fighting against Khartoum while being armed and supported by them at the same time? Do you expect anyone to believe that the Bari were fighting against Khartoum when the Bari dominated Popular Resistance Movement/Army was working for Khartoum!?

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      • 10 April 2016 17:21, by Khent

        The Bari also had another Khartoum sponsored militia group — the Equatorial Defence Force. Khartoum also armed and supported the Mundari militia and supported tribal militia groups from the Toposa, Lotuka, Didinga, Boya and Acholi tribes. I don’t even need to mention the Nuer — Khartoum’s favorite tribe.

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        • 10 April 2016 17:26, by Khent

          Our sons in Mour-Mour division were in control of Gogrial, Rumbek, Tonj, Aweil, Yirol and many other Dinka areas when the CPA was signed. This is in complete contrast to the situation in Equatoria. We also managed to fight and die for many areas in Equatoria while your militia groups did Khartoum’s bidding.

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          • 10 April 2016 17:27, by Khent

            You want to trivialize and denigrate the sacrifices made during the war because you weren’t really part of it. You didn’t fight on multiple fronts. You weren’t targeted by Khartoum. You didn’t starve to death in apocalyptic, artificial famines. You didn’t lose a million people. You don’t know sacrifice. Keep your mouth shut.

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  • 10 April 2016 18:27, by Black Africa

    @khent,you are running your mouth now because of Muzeveni if it was not Muzeveni using his airforce by now only Nuer warriors alone have cleaned Juba from Kiir and Malong gangster.

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  • 10 April 2016 18:33, by Black Africa

    @khent, the people of South Sudan were busy building their country while the Dinka who are dominant in government were busy preparing to establish the Dinka kingdom in South Sudan with the resources of South Sudan people in the name of government.

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  • 10 April 2016 18:41, by Black Africa

    Cont, Now we have discovered that the Dinka domination in the government must go or changed otherwise each and every tribes must arms their tribes to protect their citizens from Kiir and Malong gangster. When you see the all battalions are Dinka in your areas, the are there to kill you but before it happens kill them first.

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    • 10 April 2016 20:32, by Khent

      Black Africa

      Where were the Ugandans when we defeated you in retaliation for the 91 massacres? You idiots keep on whining about the presence of a maximum of 4,000 Ugandan troops and claim that without the Ugandans the Dinka would lose despite the fact that you were defeated in the 90s when you had the SAF, PDF, Murahaleen, LRA, Fertit militias, Equatorial Defence force...

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      • 10 April 2016 20:39, by Khent

        The Nuer can’t explain why we were able to burn down all their counties in Jonglei following the Bor massacre when the Ugandans were nowhere to be seen; when the SAF was bombing us and attacking us with an entire army. We also had to grapple with more than a dozen different militia groups. Why didn’t they win at that point? All they do is huff and puff.

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        • 10 April 2016 20:40, by Khent

          Salva Kiir made the mistake of allowing too many of you Nuer to return in 2006 after decades of serving Khartoum; you were integrated into the army and became 70% of the armed forces, which is precisely why Salva needed Uganda’s assistance in the early stages of the war. Any tribe could have threatened Salva Kiir if they too had dominated the army the same way...

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          • 10 April 2016 20:41, by Khent

            We were bombed with an air force many times larger and more powerful than the Ugandan air force for well over a decade. A plethora of deadly munitions [including the cluster bombs that you complain about] were used against us. Artificial famines were created in our lands while Khartoum fed Nuer militias in Unity State, Jonglei and Upper Nile State, like dogs.

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            • 10 April 2016 20:43, by Khent

              You’re just just mindless fools that keep on repeating the same nonsense over and over again. You keep on whining about the presence of 3,000 Ugandan troops and claim that without the Ugandans the Dinka would lose despite the fact that we defeated the Nuer in the 90s when they had the SAF, PDF, Murahaleen, LRA, Fertit militias, Equatorial Defennce force...

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              • 10 April 2016 20:44, by Khent

                ..Popular Resistance Movement/Army, the Didinga, Toposa, Mundari and Lotuka militias. We defeated Riek’s forces even while fighting the SAF which had 100, 000 fighters. The PDP had around 70, 000 men. Altogether this anti-Dinka alliance was composed of almost a quarter of a million fighters and you fools are complaining about 4, 000 Ugandan troops?

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  • 10 April 2016 21:19, by Black Africa

    @khent, you are still running your dirty mouth again and again. What I try tell to you that if it was not Muzeveni "AIRFORCE " the Nuer Warriors only would have taken Juba. Every Dinka knows that better than you that why the called for M7 to rescue them as soon as possible.

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  • 10 April 2016 21:27, by Black Africa

    @khent, I hope you are not in Juba. If find people like you in Juba I will cut their head off because the blood of innocent Nuer is still crying in Juba Soils. You supposed to shut your dirty mouth otherwise wait for revenge inside Juba.

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    • 10 April 2016 21:30, by Khent

      Black Africa

      And I keep telling you idiots that there were no Ugandans in the 90s when we defeated you, even as Khartoum’s air force bombed us. Keep asking for a war that you can’t possibly handle and be ready to suffer the consequences. Why didn’t you win the 90s?

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  • 11 April 2016 02:40, by Black Africa

    @khent, Dam ! You haven’t give up yet. The government of the people of South Sudan is for the people of South Sudan but the Dinka domination in the government are using the resources of the people of South Sudan to arm their own tribes Dinka when we were busy rebuilding what was been destroyed but now we are going to focus on you guys Dinka. Now our focus is each and every tribes to get rid of Di

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  • 11 April 2016 02:44, by Black Africa

    Cont, Dinka in their own towns, cities etc ,that way there will be peace in our town and cities without those criminal.

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