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SPLM-N rebels say they have no fighters in South Sudan

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January 22, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) Sunday said it has no fighters harboured in the neighbouring South Sudan, pointing that its forces are in control of vast areas inside the Sudan.

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A SPLA-N rebel soldier, in South Kordofan (AFP)

South Sudanese Defence Minister Kuol Manyang Juuk disclosed that an African Union team would come to verify that his country is free of SPLM-N combatants, pointing that the latter moved its fighters from Raja, areas in Western Bahr El Ghazal province.

It was the first time that a South Sudanese official mentions the presence of SPLM-N rebels in the neighbouring country. The Sudanese army in the past years carried out air attacks on the area and accused Juba of harbouring Darfurian rebels.

SPLM-N negotiating team spokesperson Mubarak Ardol dismissed any presence of his group in the South Sudanese territory saying "The Movement has no presence at all in the territory of the Republic of South Sudan."

"The SPLM-N controls a liberated territory larger than Belgium and other countries in the heart of Sudan," he said pointing that this territory is inhabited by more than a million civilians. He added that their forces are at five kilometres from Kadugli the capital of South Kordofan State, and 24 km from the capital of the Blue Nile State El-Damazin.

In line with the peace agreement signed by the South Sudanese political forces in August 2015, the warring parties committed themselves to disarm, demobilize and repatriate the Sudanese rebel groups from the country.

In the past, UN and SPLM-IO rebels pointed to the participation of some Sudanese rebel groups from Darfur region in the fighting alongside the forces loyal to President Salva Kiir.

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  • 23 January 06:49, by Wau son

    The Janjaweeds re in Raja and RPF soldiers are there in the boarders cities of South Sudan n Sudan .they are used to attack S.Sudanese rebels from behind when they are serious attacking SPLA’s soldiers,specially in Raja town.

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    • 23 January 07:25, by Midit Mitot

      Kuol Manyang and Makuei Lueth will not tell the truth until the end of the world.

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    • 23 January 07:37, by Midit Mitot

      Kuol Manyang and Makuei Lueth will not tell the truth until the end of the world.

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  • 23 January 07:10, by Eastern

    ...but does anyone have to believe what an SPLA outfit says? Be it SPLA-Kiir, SPLA-IO, SPLA-N; take what they say with a pinch of salt!

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    • 23 January 11:24, by jubaone

      Eastern,
      I mentioned it 2 months earlier, that there was/is no verification mechanism in place: who would do the independent verification? Where are these SPLA-N going to be cantonned? What if they renege and slide back into SS, what would be done and who would be held accountable? What will be of them? Lose mercenaries on the run or bandits at large? Kiir and his jienge men are liars.

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  • 23 January 08:10, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Correct, South Sudan didn’t accommodate any arms personal in its territory, that was false accusations by Sudan, and African Union in order to drag South Sudan into long problem.

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