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August 20, 2016 (JUBA) - The command of South Sudan army (SPLA) announced on Saturday that it will on Monday hold multiple military drills of the rapid reaction forces.

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SPLA soldiers stand to attention at a containment site outside Juba on April 14, 2016 (AFP Photo)

The event, according to a statement from the army, will involve the use of different weapons as well as aircraft and helicopters in the drills which will be carried out at Gorom.

Military sources say the recruits largely drawn by the ethnic group of President Salva Kiir and his army chief of general staff, Paul Malong Awan, have been trained by foreign instructors from Egypt and neigbouring Uganda to perform airborne landing to seize an enemy’s airfield and retain it until the arrival of the main forces.

The recruits also received an advance reconnaissance detachment training about the Airborne Force held reconnaissance and tactics related to search operations, camouflage blocked and destroyed the command posts of illegal armed formations after seizing bridge-crossing sites in the area of responsibility of the rapid reaction collective forces.

“The SPLA GHQs has announced that the SPLA Military Academy in Gorom shall be conducting live fire exercise on Monday 22nd August from 0600 hours to 1100 hours. The drill is aimed at honing the assault intensity, precision, stability and speed of troops”, the statement obtained by the Sudan Tribune and widely circulated on social and other media sources for purpose of information reads in part.

It urged residents of Gorom to avoid the area for their own safety. The direction of fire will be West and Northwest. It also urged the public not to panic.

The recruits shall be conducting the exercise using AK-47 assault rifles, PKM light machine guns and RPG launchers, the army’s statement further stressed.

(ST)

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  • 21 August 2016 06:50, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Give the citizens Food, Medicine not RPG, PKM, Helicopter gunships and war planes while you go begging for food and money all over the world. the people must be given chance to choose the government and system of governance they want you cattle people.

    repondre message

  • 21 August 2016 14:09, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Correct food must be provided to the citizens Instead if such activities in the country.
    Food and solving economy problem is a key issues than everything.

    repondre message

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