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S. Sudan army vows military offensives in Lou Nuer areas

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July 18, 2016 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese army (SPLA) has vowed to carry out military operations in the predominantly ethnic Nuer inhabited areas of eastern Jonglei state.

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SPLA forces patrol the street of Wau town on May 16, 2016 (ST)

“This is to inform above mentioned armed group that SPLA GHQS has credible and verified information indicating that you have been mobilizing for war and that over three thousand have already gathered in Yuai, Uror County and others are currently meeting in Waat-Nyirol County with a view of joining the conflict in support of SPLA IO”, partly reads the statement Sudan Tribune obtained.

The army’s general headquarters also urged youth from the Lou-Nuer not to make another fatal mistake by joining Riek Machar and Simon Gatwech Dual’s “senseless and unjust war for power”.

“With this message, SPLA top military leadership urges you to disperse from Yuai and Waat and immediately return to your homes and Luaks within 12 hours failure to which SPLA Air force would be used to bomb you,” stressed the SPLA’s statement.

It added, “Be warned that failure to listen and take this warning seriously would resort to very destructive aerial bombardment of Lou-Nuer White Army who would attempt to leave Lou-Nuer territories with the intention of joining the war in support of SPLA-IO”.

Last week’s fresh hostilities in the world’s youngest nation reportedly left about 300 people dead after days of fighting between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and First Vice-President, Riek Machar.

However, a ceasefire unilaterally declared late Tuesday last week has since held, although the situation has remained tense amidst potentials for an eruption of violence.

The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon has appealed to South Sudan’s main rival leaders to play leading roles in urgently resolving the latest crisis in the country.

(ST)

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  • 19 July 07:13, by Malakal county Simon

    That’s will be a graveyard to all Dinkas/slaves and the end of Dinkas in the South Sudan if they try to implement that devil act!!!! The Greater Dinka Bor will pay the heavy price while the stupid majority of Dinkas Bah-El-Ghazel, probably run back to Bar-El-Ghazel region leaving Dinka Bor helpless in the long run....

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    • 19 July 09:15, by Akuma

      Malakal County Simon,

      You better remain Dinkas Slave then joining war which will give you nothing later. Lou Nuer youth should stop supporting Riek Machar and begin their life activities. For all the war you fought in support of Riek Machar, you become the most victims of all those wars, please desist and back government to have peace at all.

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      • 19 July 10:32, by Malakal county Simon

        Akuma/Slave

        It’s better to burn this country to the zero level then being a Dinka slave......

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    • 19 July 13:54, by Mr. Right

      Malakal county shit,
      Learn from the past and look for a better life to lead.

      Any silly premeditated ploy against Bor people would be the end of Lou-Nuer, mark my words.

      Beware that Dinka-Bor people won’t have mercy on your dead-brained cells this time.
      ...................................................,
      PS: We are in 2016, not 2013!!!

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  • 19 July 09:30, by Eastern

    Let the Dinka army bring out their helicopter gunships out of Juba to test the wrath of SPLA-io antiaircraft arsenal. This time I hope they won’t be able to borrow Museveni’s jets and cluster bombs from Gulu airbase in northern Uganda.

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    • 19 July 12:29, by Ker.

      in fact we don’t need more war in this country,lets settle our differences amicably and peacefully then resorting to war every time. those who decided to hate Dinka let them hate Dinka,but will not change the course.Riek and Kiir must open the gate for us.

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    • 19 July 16:07, by Hardlinner

      Eastern pls come to your senses. what benefits did Lou Nuer gain from 2013-2015 war?. you have lose most of your towns and people. remember dinka are 3 times the nuer population. please act like dinka civilians and bul nuer. never get yourself in madness of Kiir and Riek. you are trading on dangerous path. choose peace over war for your goodness.

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      • 19 July 19:24, by Eastern

        Hardliner,

        Dinka may be 10 times the population of Nuer but the results of Nuer onslaught on Dinka has been the creation of Minkaman IDP camp in Lakes state, Meligo IDP camp in Nimule and numerous refugee camps in Uganda. Try something better than always saying dinkas are the majority in South Sudan. Di Kay may be a zillion in South Sudan but nobody want to hear that nonsense!!!

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        • 20 July 04:22, by Khent

          Eastern

          You do realise that around 2/3rds of Nuer territory is not in their hands and this while only 2 out of 22 Dinka sections actively participate in this war. The Nuer did have successes against significantly smaller Dinka sections in Upper Nile but don’t stand a chance against Bahr el Ghazal — the Dinka heartland.

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          • 20 July 06:29, by choldit

            Isn’t it shame now that u are worry the Nuer are responding to ur Dinka aggression in kind? What do u pple expecting the Nuer to do rather than responding to ur shameful cruelty in ruling this nation? They let Dinka lot the natural resources of a nation led by Dinka but it didn’t make a solution, Dinka are mistreating foreigners in the country in name of national army and doing all sort of bad ..

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            • 20 July 07:42, by Khent

              Chuol

              You didn’t "let" anyone do anything, you dumb animal. It’s funny how you people now decry the fact that natural resources are being looted by mostly Dinka politicians in Juba but had absolutely no problem helping Khartoum steal the very same resources for decades when you served Khartoum, dogs.

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  • 19 July 19:53, by Aarai Baka

    recruitment of civilians to go fight trained national soldiers is a stupid move. I think all young nuer should thinks twice before being dragged to war, what will be the outcome?, what will benefits them if the lost war again? because 2013-2015 nuer lost war and most human, displacement of civilians, destruction of properties.last week nuer lost the war with lost of most of their men soldiers.....

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  • 19 July 22:28, by Jojo

    Threatening words have ended long time ago. What had IO done for you last Sunday and Monday. I pity you for not being able to stand against five soldiers at Check point. The courageous Lou Nuer are ready plus the others veterans.

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