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South Sudan army denies using Egyptian airforce in rebel areas


February 4, 2017 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese army (SPLA) denied on Saturday reports the Egyptian force was used to bomb rebel-controlled areas north of Upper Nile state.

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SPLA soldiers in Malakal, capital of the battleground oil-state of Upper Nile on 15 May 2014 (Photo AFP/Ivan Lieman)

The acting SPLA spokesman, Col. Santo Dominic dismissed the report as "false", adding that South Sudan government had not received any form of military support from Egypt.

“There are no Sudanese rebels in the republic of South Sudan and it is not true the Egyptian air force bombed places in South Sudan. It is a propaganda”, said Dominic.

The SPLA official’s remarks was in reaction to the armed opposition spokesperson’s claims that government forces attacked them using Sudanese and Egyptian air forces.

“At around 8:00am yesterday Thursday February 02, 2017 the brutal and ruthless Juba regime allowed and sneaked into South Sudan from Angathna base in Blue Nile a 70-vehicle convoy of four battalions of heavily armed Sudanese rebels of the SPLM-North (SPLM-N) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) to attack and retake Mustakbal, Wadekona and Detang which the gallant SPLA-IO forces had taken full control of after defeating a combination of Juba regime solders and other Sudanese rebels late last month," said the armed opposition spokesman, William Gatjiath Deng.

Clashes between the rival forces, he further claimed, left so many dead bodies and 43 PKMs and 300 AK-47s were captured.

"This devastating and catastrophic defeat of the Juba regime soldiers and mercenaries by the gallant SPLA-IO forces forced the remaining JEM and SPLM-N elements to Makal (Malakal), Renk and Palouch. At around 8:00am this morning Friday February 03, 2017, the Juba regime Sudanese mercenaries once again attacked SPLA-IO positions at Detang," said Deng in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune.

It added, "The gallant SPLA-IO forces repulsed the attack and pursued the Juba regime aggression to Lelo".

According to the armed opposition spokesperson, the Egyptian air force dropped more than nine bombs and explosions in rebel-held territories around Kaka on Friday.

"In the fighting at Ataam, the gallant SPLA-IO of the Special Division captured one Juba regime soldier alive and he is being held as Prisoner of War at the SPLA-IO Special division Ataam headquarters," further stated the armed opposition spokesperson.

“In that of Mayom road, the gallant SPLA-IO forces captured eight (8) regime soldiers alive and four (4) Juba regime military vehicles were destroyed. The continuous involvement of the Sudanese rebels and the escalation of the Egyptian participation in the ongoing war in South Sudan are clear indications to the people of South Sudan, the African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN) and the international community that the Juba regime is provoking the region and tilting South Sudan for a regional war”, he added.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and nearly two million displaced in the country’s worst ever outbreak of violence since it got independence from Sudan.


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  • 4 February 2017 23:00, by Dinka-Defender-General

    That’s lie. No Egyptian air force in South Sudan. Rebels are laying about Egyptian air force. They want cheap gains. They also want Ethiopian government and North Sudanese. Therefore, no valid information about this news.

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    • 5 February 2017 12:38, by Nuer is the Same Like Isreal People to God.

      Dinka Defence please! You are lying Egyptian troops are Bombing our Forces with the Jets fly and we are in fighting with Sudan Rebels, and Torbora in Darfure now in Upper-Nile and Egyptian troops.

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    • 6 February 2017 09:17, by Sadam Kuikoy

      @ Dinka coward, when will you be accepting the truth?I know that it is your culture to deny even if someone inserted penis into your anus, you can still deny that there is nothing in your anus.

      Are you denying the present of JEM, SPLA-N, support from M7 and EGYPT when the whole world is aware of? Coward Dinka who will never, never withstand the mighty SPLA-IO. SHAME ON YOU, you will be uprooted and defeated, its just a matter of time.

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  • 5 February 2017 02:21, by barbayo

    why are you calling international community to do what ? for outlaw just wait for coming two days you will see’’’ SPLA has much capacity to defend South Sudan ,

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    • 5 February 2017 09:26, by Malakal county Simon


      Liars and empty proud became Dinka culture right???? Why did your mighty SPLA invited the UPDF and Sudanese mercinaries to fight on your side if the weak SPLA have the capacity to defeat the Rebels than

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  • 5 February 2017 09:29, by Kush Natives

    William Gatjiath Deng.
    When you’re defeated in battle field, you looters talk nonsense. If "we" the SPLA used to lie this much, we would have not gained any supports from the world. Where in the world could rebel that’s not even well trained captured 300 AK 47s and 43 PKMs from the well known an army called SPLA? Why always JEM and SPLA-N when you’re defeated? Well, as of now, Hell is your destiny

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  • 5 February 2017 09:45, by Kush Natives

    If Nyatiin that always comes from 1 tribe don’t want to accept the truth that, they’re the cause of everything ones and every decades, then I don’t know who else should we "South Sudanese" blame! Now we’re coming to exposed all the stories of the trouble makers in South Sudan, since Adam and Eve came to this world! South Sudanese needs a break, but some jungles who don’t know what break mean.

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    • 5 February 2017 19:15, by koang mi kei

      Kush liar become your nature how do you feel being a liaryer for long time this war will never end like you won it but Nuer wew will see who we are first. I believe 100% we will win the war and South Sudan will be peaceful again

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  • 5 February 2017 09:47, by Kuch

    These hooligans want to create yet another mess without thinking it over. That is how some of our cousins always do things anyway. Create a mess and later blame it on their Dinkas/Jaangs. They want to their aimless armed rebellion go regional and would blame it on the Dinkas/Jiengs. When are our cousins going to grow up really?

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  • 5 February 2017 11:35, by Lou Nuer The Great

    weak SPLA

    don’t proud yourself as professional armies but militias who wears military uniforms claimed yourself as strong.if you are true armies why updf,splm/n,jem and other fought on your side while SPLA IO still fuckin you

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    • 5 February 2017 12:53, by jengelon

      Hahahaha I’m a very Happy man Watch Jenge VS Nuer only this is a wanted fight but there is one party who fights to lose hahaha criminals,thieves,looters all devil doing IO This is your new name advise don’t ever messed up with SPLA but if insisted you really want a fight you must know that always you are fighting to lose this is the jungle rules

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  • 5 February 2017 11:36, by Lou Nuer The Great

    weak SPLA

    don’t proud yourself as professional armies but militias who wears military uniforms claimed yourself as strong.if you are true armies why updf,splm/n,jem and other fought on your side while SPLA IO still fuckin you

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  • 5 February 2017 15:10, by john akeen

    So now SPLA-IO are trying to drop some lies because the want our SS government to pay attention to them ahh, will that is not going to happen anymore, every lies you come up with against our governments, it will be in silence, our governments will take care of all your lies privately to the offices...

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    • 5 February 2017 15:48, by john akeen

      by the way I just want to send this massage to our great president KIIR, Mr. President your a commander in the military and the father of our country SS and the president of SS, plus you raised our flag above us, please forgive me for saying this you should military attention when SS national anthem is playing, not to place your hand over your chest, because you’re the nation father. thank U

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  • 5 February 2017 16:36, by Cienzhiel Lual and Lul

    stupid john akeen

    go back to school and start grade as your english seem like kiir,s inu or dinkalish not english hahahhhhhhhhhhhhhahahahahahaa SPLA IO vivaaaaaaaaaaaa

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    • 5 February 2017 18:36, by john akeen

      Oh. So Mr or Ms Cienzhiel, so you’re laughing, did I tickle your privet hall or your maid? (If yes) I’ll continue on tickling you to laugh louder, then turn your laugh into chuckling until I make you fart poop,and then from there I’ll make you funk. Then I’m gonna scream and say SPLA Oyeee Salva Kiir Oyee, and make you fart again

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  • 5 February 2017 18:00, by The king

    Am tired of these stupid propagandist who have inherited such empty talk from their Bashir. whenever he is defeated which he had always been for the last six years he goes to the media and bark like crazy dog ohhh Israel is attacking us ohhh South Sudan is attacking the same song is also sung here in south whenever they thoroughly beaten they resolve to media and bark like wild bitches on heat...

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  • 5 February 2017 18:03, by The king

    ..cont ohh we attacked by SPLA-N JEM blah blah now Egyptian forces while in day light this stupid morons who have been used by khartoum are fighting in Nuba Mountains alongside Bashir’s Force https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-news/article/splm-n-report-major-govt-attacks-in-south-kordofan

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  • 5 February 2017 18:26, by The king

    and this how hit these visionless Bashir Apparatus from south sudan Rebelshttps://www.facebook.com/Niglass/videos/1353423211350383/

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  • 5 February 2017 18:35, by Lotodo Awino Odug

    To Sudan tribune team, commentators and my fans. I am around.

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    • 5 February 2017 18:50, by nuer food lovers

      Lotodo Awino Odug ...u still A live?? i thought u went with Riek machar..

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      • 6 February 2017 00:11, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        hahahaha. me here buddy.

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  • 5 February 2017 18:57, by Cienzhiel Lual and Lul

    SPLA IO viva Dr Machar Gen Simon Gatwech Viva

    good news are coming as ugandan say no military involvement in south sudan conflict,now time has come to teach this gogrial cattles keeper,malualkom militias and kiir,s new husband egypt

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  • 5 February 2017 19:09, by john akeen

    It is illegal not to drink milk and it is illegal to lie about another country’s. Egyptians they didn’t do anything to you, Kiir and Taban and Wany they just got our military strong and they went and drop 1 bomb on you and you started complaining and ling about another country’s kkkkkk, kkkk kkkk kkkkk kkkk

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  • 5 February 2017 20:04, by the Voices of a losts

    thank for yr comment the same country and same people so they no themselves there is no lies in here except we talking bullshit.

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  • 6 February 2017 08:15, by Awet Awet

    the Egyptian Airforce bom kaka,Gabat,Wau shilluk ,you are just dening the true ,all the media house have report this,even theirs photo were taking and vidoes clips are there

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    • 6 February 2017 10:19, by Mapuor

      Nyagats are totally defeated in Northern Upper Nile and have fled to Buth and Kuek.No Egyptians in South Sudan yaa Nyagats.

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