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S. Sudan rebels say killed 6 pro-government forces


January 22, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese rebels claimed they killed six government soldiers during a road ambush, which occurred along Magwi-Pajok road Sunday.

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

The rebel-appointed governor of Imatong state, Oyet Nathaniel Pierino, claimed militias loyal to South Sudan president, Salva Kiir attacked civilian hideouts in the area.

At dawn on Sunday at around 10:43 am, forces loyal to President Salva Kiir accompanied by local militias in Magwi county fell into a laid ambush, explained Oyet.

He further claimed pro-government forces and its allied militias went and burnt villages in Licari, a neighborhood suspected to be harbouring armed opposition faction forces.

Government troops were repulsed with heavy causalities, including military weapons, he further told Sudan Tribune.

Oyet, however, accused the pro-government forces of allegedly planning genocide against the area population.

In recent weeks, multiples residents claimed, government forces have unlawfully detained civilians believed to be supporters of the armed opposition and allegedly demand ransom of 200,000 South Sudan Pounds (SSP) for each detainee.

Should one fail to pay the ransom demanded, government soldiers allegedly demand for goats, cows as well as chicken in compensation for release of civilians detained.

“This is a policy of exploitation and making the community poor by looting their resources by themselves,” said Oyet.

Since July last year, fighting has escalated in South Sudan’s Equatoria region between pro-government and the armed opposition forces, amidst reports of gross human rights violations in form of rape and abductions of civilians.


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  • 23 January 08:05, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    South Sudan civil war, is a project by international community to increase their jobs.
    South Sudan problem is not like #Syria, #Yemen, #Libya #Iraq and #Afghanistan wars.
    Riek Machar, issue is just very tiny but international community are activating as a jobs Creation.

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    • 23 January 09:27, by Ajongtar

      Mr. Governor, if Equatorians is becoming a Liability to the DINKA and NUER becouse of their ancestral Wars after catles that they held Centuries Ago.

      EQUATORIANS ARE CALLING FOR REFERENDUM for its citizens to decides their faith.

      We can not be hold HOSTAGE by Dinka or Nuer becouse of thier ancestral fighting they DINKA & NUER had.

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      • 23 January 10:46, by jengelon

        Before we said that greater upper Nile has to call all it’s sons & daughters to come, sit & start talking Jenge,Nuer,Shulok,Morley,Unguag eg FYA Equatoria determine to move away from you sooner or later this doesn’t need referendum or else only by KOKORA when president announce national dialogue he mean Jenge & Nuer to talk but not in Juba can be some where in wakwak

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    • 23 January 10:25, by jengelon

      Deep Hot Point 100% correct this is US potential war

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    • 23 January 12:25, by Akuma


      Self-Appointed governor Oyet Nathaniel is lying. No fighting happening in Magwi-Pajok has he claims. It’s just concocted news for him to be known that he is there governing nothing.

      You better join peace process and rebuild South Sudan giving wrong information to the world

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      • 23 January 15:07, by jubaone

        Jiengeland is already having peace cos all these mathiang anyor scoundrels are busy fighting in Equatoria. You should go to your areas and start developing them instead of just accusing others for inciting regime change. To our fighting Equatorian heroes, every MTN a bullet! Wipe them, defecate into the mouths of their dead soldiers to fend off their evil spirits, for they are satanic.

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      • 23 January 16:59, by Naath

        Ayuiu Makuac Lam, Ajongtar, Jengelon and Akuma,

        Do not cry or blame international community for your white lies that caused the war. Your fake coup causes all these killings. In fact, it is international community that keeps Kiir in power at the moment. Had it not involvement of international community, the foolish Dinka tribal gang leader Kiir would not still be in power now.

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        • 24 January 08:36, by Ajongtar

          NATH or what ever you call your self?

          EQUATORIANS ARE CALLING FOR REFERENDUM for its citizens to decides their faith.

          EQUATORIANS can not be hold HOSTAGE by you Dinka Nuer and Nuer becouse of thier ancestral fighting you DINKA & your unles NUER had.


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          • 26 January 18:51, by equatoriaWIN

            my brother you will see god and his eyes

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  • 23 January 12:31, by victory john

    what a bad life in south sudan intensify by leaders of suoth sudan?to all ofyou educated of suoth sudan, how can our cuontry live in peace while the old regime still to modify the death of civilians in the cuonrty? do you think that the bloodshit shuold be controled by modifying the wars in the cuontry?second our president falled to call apeace agreement in the cuontry,we will we going do to do ?

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  • 23 January 16:49, by Naath

    Dinka gangs leader Kiir is the main causes of the wars in South Sudan. Dinka are fine with the war as long as it does not reach their villages. However, these Dinka criminals like Kiir and Malong must know that the life of other Dinka is a risk and always will be arisk as long as Kiir is in power.

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    • 23 January 16:52, by Naath

      Kiir and JCE’s vision is to vitiate Nuer political culture first and then impair other communities’ cultural lives to consolidate lasting power and enslave South Sudanese.

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