Home | News    Saturday 13 August 2016

Clashes occur between South Sudanese rival forces between Lobonok and Rejaf East

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

August 12, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudanese rival forces have clashed east of the River Nile, southeast of the national capital, Juba, for the first time as fighting escalates around the capital.

JPEG - 26 kb
South Sudanese SPLA soldiers in Pageri in Eastern Equatoria state on August 20, 2015 (Photo AFP/Samir Bol)

Official spokesperson of the forces loyal to the former First Vice President, Riek Machar, said fighting erupted on Friday after government forces attacked their forces on the eastern side of the Nile River.

“There was fighting on Friday between our forces and those loyal to President Kiir. It occurred between Rejaf East and Lobonok on the eastern side of the River Nile, about 30km southeast of Juba,” said James Gatdet Dak, spokesperson for Machar.

He said 15 soldiers were killed on the side of President Kiir’s forces that fell into ambush. Four military trucks, he added, were destroyed and only 1 truck managed to escape back towards Juba.

He said there was no reported fighting in other areas south, west and northwest of Juba as their forces have taken full control of Juba-Yei and Juba-Mundri roads as well as northwest of the city.

It was the first time that the fighting has escalated across the Nile to the east of the capital since the resumption of violence in Juba last month.

Lobonok area where the latest fighting took place between it and Rejaf is the home area of the country’s second Vice President, James Wani Igga.

Dak claimed that their forces have besieged Juba from different directions and that it was a matter of time before they could take control of Juba.

(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.
  • 13 August 2016 05:07, by Hardlinner

    It is usual gatdet fantastical lies. The fact that they run away from juba when ceasefire was signed will sum up every thing. Sound of gun does not necessarily mean rebels present. It is indeed least place where rebellion can take hold. It is indeed similar when rebels claim that they are present in heard land of kiir home. Only short sighted will believe gatdet lies.

    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


Darfur, the most ‘successful’ genocide in a century 2017-04-21 23:16:47 By Eric Reeves The Darfur region of western Sudan has been recognized since 2004 as the site of genocide since 2004 by dozens of political officials and bodies (including the U.S. Congress and (...)

Open Letter to AU and IGAD: Festus Mogae be relieved and JMEC disbanded 2017-04-21 23:12:39 By Dak Buoth It is an opportune time for President Festus Mogae, the Chair of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation commission (JMEC) to pack and go back where he came from. And if he so wishes to (...)

The Nile Basin In Transformation: research uptake and what’s at stake? 2017-04-20 14:55:55 Mohamed s. M. Yassin (Ph.D) The Nile basin territories have witnessed huge transformation since prehistoric era and continue to be subjected to enormous transformations. The transformations (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


HRW denounces "collective punishment" in South Sudan’s Wau 2017-04-15 07:06:48 Human Right Watch South Sudan: New Spate of Ethnic Killings Urgent Need for Justice; UN Should Increase Patrols in Wau (Nairobi, April 14, 2017) – Government soldiers and allied militias (...)

Statement by South Sudanese Communist Party on the National Dialoguel 2017-03-22 05:44:42 The Communist Party of South Sudan On the Initiative of the National Dialogue The initiative taken by the President of the Republic of South Sudan declaring a need for a national dialogue is an (...)

An Appeal to President of the Republic of South Sudan 2017-03-15 07:22:45 Dear. Mr. President, I write to appeal to you for the release of political detainees now in the custody of the National Security Service at Jebel and other detention facilities. In doing this, I (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.