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S. Sudan rebels accuse army of burning villages, lootings

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February 26, 2017 (PAGAK) - South Sudan rebels have accused government forces of allegedly looting and burning down villages of civilians around Yuai, a former stronghold of the armed opposition (SPLA-IO) forces.

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Brigadier General Lul Ruai Koang, SPLA spokesperson, is seen at a containment site outside of the capital Juba on April 14, 2016. (AFP Photo)

Col. William Gatjiath Deng says pro-government forces launched another attack on the position held by the SPLA-IO on Saturday morning.

“In response to this aggression, the gallant SPLA-IO forces under the command of Lt General Wang Chiok Koryom of SPLA-IO Sector Three (3) engaged the Juba regime soldiers just as they were leaving Yuai and pursued them towards Wariwar to the west Yuai,” he said in a statement.

It added, “At the time of this press, the gallant SPLA-IO forces have so far counted some fifty-three (53) bodies of dead and rotting Juba regime soldiers, including members of the Sudanese rebels, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and SPLM-North (SPLM-N)”.

He said, two militarily land cruisers mounted with BM12 and 14, each four barrels and a good number of light machine guns were seized in "good conditions".

“It should be recalled that the Juba regime is still trying its best in provoking a regional war. While the Juba regime has succeeded in luring Egyptian air force into bombing SPLA-IO positions in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile States, the same regime is asking Ethiopia to counter Egyptian influence in South Sudan,” stressed Col. Deng.

However, the spokesperson for South Sudan army, Brig. Gen Lual Ruai Koang was not immediately available to react to the armed opposition’s claims.

An estimated 3.5 million people have been displaced by conflict in the country and 5 million are in urgent need of food due to conflict and economic instability, aid agencies said early last week.

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  • 27 February 08:26, by Eastern

    The war theatre should be left yo the armed belligerents, the unarmed civilians must vacate the theatre.

    Thanks,

    The Eastern Rock

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    • 27 February 09:29, by South South

      Eastern,

      You are right, unarmed civilians should be allowed to leave war zones, but there are two things connect with this article.
      1- IO are still crying for losing Yuai
      2- IO is holding unarmed civilians to protect their necks from SPLA.

      Eastern, this is war you are calling for day and night through internet. War is war, people killed, properties destroyed, development stops.

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      • 27 February 10:23, by Eastern

        South Sudan,

        If you have any problem with Internet, please stop its usage. The internet is the fastest and secure means of communication. You, "Brig." Lul Ruai and I are using it. What’s your problem?

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        • 27 February 16:09, by South South

          Eastern,

          I use internet to call for peace in our country. Unlike you, you are using it to call for war, that’s my problem with you.

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    • 27 February 14:37, by Joyuma John

      IO are cheating themselves for recapturing Yuai, white cheating, the SPLA are still controlling Yuai.

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    • 28 February 14:33, by Paul Ongee

      The headlines supposed to be titled IO rebels are accused of using violence, wanton killing, pillaging, inhumane torturing, highway and road robbery, raping old and young girls, and burning villages since 1991 in Bor. The words "South Sudan rebels" which, of course, denote Riek Machar’s political and violent ambitions for positions only should have not been used because they represent evil only.

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      • 28 February 14:38, by Paul Ongee

        The words "South Sudan rebels" which, of course, denote Riek Machar’s political and violent ambitions for positions only should have not been used because they represent evil only compared to the real objectives of the popular movement (SPLA/M) of 1983 up to the present. Riek has been in Khartoum, shuttling between regional, African and international cities struggling "only" to look presidential.

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        • 28 February 14:47, by Paul Ongee

          Riek has been in Khartoum, shuttling between regional, African and international cities struggling "only" to look presidential in conference Halls in Addis Ababa or any cities in the world because he knows that his ignorant internet supporters in the diaspora can only contribute money for his hotel upkeep and publicity but would never make any difference on the ground.

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          • 28 February 14:48, by Paul Ongee

            Riek has been in Khartoum, shuttling between regional, African and international cities struggling "only" to look presidential in conference Halls in Addis Ababa or any cities in the world because he knows that his ignorant internet supporters in the diaspora can only contribute money for his usual hotel upkeep and publicity but would never make any difference on the ground.

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            • 28 February 14:59, by Paul Ongee

              They (Riek Machar’s ignorant supporters and war mongers) are busy working hard to pay their bills in the Western cities to survive and worst of all pretend to look like busy army generals and political icons making planning to take over the government led by the well-known peace lover and the most forgiving president South Sudan has ever produced H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit.

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              • 28 February 15:12, by Paul Ongee

                We keep telling them , "Please, work hard to pay your bills", do not ever waste your time to contribute money that will never make any difference on the ground because the real SPLA Generals are still closely watching every move made by Riek Machar and when the times comes, either you regret and remain in limbo as one Khartoum Arabman said sometimes back that Riek is a "disgrace" to Nuer people.

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                • 28 February 15:19, by Paul Ongee

                  The violent transfer of power is initiated by Riek Machar since 1991 and is still struggling to achieve it at any cost. He failed in August 1991, December 2013, and again in July 2017. Those who have ears, eyes and bran can hear, see, analyze and understand who is Riek Machar by the way. The choice is theirs "to remain ignorant about "peaceful transfer of power" or fools like Dr. Riek Machar.

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  • 27 February 08:36, by Liberator

    Nonsense ,Lou Nuer white army refused to fight their government ,Khac-loor Ya Nyigats

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  • 27 February 08:58, by Independent Thinker

    Dear brothers and sisters,

    SPLA are not professional army and they are groups of unprofessional army with tittle education plus their Kiir

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  • 27 February 10:14, by Sadam Kuikoy

    I said this on day one when they entered to Yaui that Borchaar’s land will be the graveyard of Nuer-wew and mathiang a ngoth.

    768 dead bodies counted in Mottot battle and they were hotly pursued beyond Yuai(Wariwar)

    Borchar juoyo naath,Borchar Riawe naath.
    Victory is certain.

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  • 27 February 10:25, by Eastern

    The Mathiang Anyoors should not be allowed to venture beyond Pathai and Karam; they shouldn’t be allowed to reach Waat!

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  • 27 February 21:57, by Uncle J

    SPLA-IO supporters will soon be shutup by enormous advancing of Mathiamg Anyor division. Very soon SPLA-IO will be a history just like how Riek Machar movement of 1991 surrendered

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  • 1 March 17:54, by Brig. Mazour

    I think Yuai is free atlast

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