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March 21, 2017 (PAGAK) - Another foreign oil worker have been captured by South Sudanese rebels in northern Upper Nile state, nearly a month after earlier warnings and threats against both local and international oil explorers in the war-torn nation.

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South Sudanese soldiers guard an oil refining facility (AFP)

The captive is a Pakistani national who was captured as the rebels and pro-government forces engaged in another fighting in Adar north of the oil-rich Upper Nile State.

Rebel spokesperson, Col. William Gatjiath Deng said the fighting erupted last Sunday, March 19, 2017, and he accused the Sudan People Liberation Army of starting an all-out of war in areas with oil productions both in Unity and the Upper Nile States.

On Monday, the South Sudanese Information Minister Michael Makuei Luether, said four oil workers had been abducted including a Pakistani national, adding that all of them are part of the DAR Petroleum Operating Company staff.

However, Col. Gatjiath claims the last weekend battle left 15 SPLA dead. He says their forces have repulsed the allied forces of Mathiang Anyor and government loyalist.

“During the intense fighting that lasted for some two hours, the gallant SPLA-IO forces managed to fight back and repulse the Juba regime’s aggression, killing fifteen of them on spot, and two SPLA-IO fatalities,” said Deng.

“While running for their dear lives and retreating in total disarray into the bushes of Adar, the defeated and visibly exhausted Mathiang Anyor government forces abandoned one Pakistani oil worker namely Ayaz Hussein Jamali whom we captured alive and have since relocated to our Pagak," he added.

He says a similar attack occurred in Lapapam and Lalob in the northern Unity state between the SPLA-IO and the government forces.

He claims eight pro-government forces have perished in the attack, leaving behind military trucks loaded with goods seized in good condition.

“No doubt, the continuous provocation and aggression by the brutal and ruthless Juba regime against the SPLA-IO positions and bases once again send a clear message to the people of South Sudan, the region, the United Nations and indeed the international community that the Jieng Council of Elders regime in Juba means war by the true meaning of the word”.

However, the rebels have warned international and national oil workers to avoid operating on the oil facilities. He says should the oil workers fail to comply with their advice and order, it would mean risking individual life.

"The SPLA-IO would like to one more time remind all national and international oil workers to immediately leave and evacuate from all the oil fields in South Sudan, since the brutal and ruthless JCE regime in Juba is using billions of US dollars generated from the oil production and sale for purchasing more lethal arms; prolonging this war; intimidating and killing non-Dinka South Sudanese; burning, destroying and erasing non-Dinka homes and villages,” stressed Deng.

Recently, two Indian oil workers were captured in a similar way after the rebels accused them of collaborating with the government as they prepare to attack the armed opposition positions in order for them to drill more oil wells.

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  • 22 March 08:23, by Kuch

    And this piece of shit was alleged to have been written in PAGAK!! When are these idiots going to open their damn eyes and learn the that the current war in our country is going to create a war that may likely engulf the whole region and even the whole world. And it is simply going to because by the Nuers stupidity of not always reading things in between the lines>>>

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    • 22 March 08:28, by Kuch

      These idiots do not understand the current war being fought in our country through them as pawns/proxies is not going to end very well. The Indians and Pakistanis have their own ingrained enmities just like we hate the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan to death. Japanese and Chinese have their own historical problems and that they may settle out>>>

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      • 22 March 08:33, by Kuch

        in different form or another when the time allows it. The US and the UK are defending their own Anglo-Americans empire and all these criminals are right here in our country and they want to use our country and our people as their country start settle their damn scores in. Because there were some of our fools who brought the damn UN and UNIMISS into our country>>>

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        • 22 March 08:37, by Kuch

          But for all I know, we are going to bomb the damn UN, UNIMISS and everything that is connected to evil white Americans, British people, their evil juus and some of criminals in between like Japanese mercenaries. The US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs love affair with our country has gone too far and we are going to put a full stop to.

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          • 22 March 08:42, by Kuch

            The US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps in between want to be our new masters on the guise of the damn UN, humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping business scams and their hyped human rights bullshits. And some of you foolish Nuers and Equatorians as usual are reading in between the lines about the sinister game being played here in our country and our people>>>

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            • 22 March 08:46, by Kuch

              because the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their criminals in between have found out the most foolish human being in Africa. Some of our Nuers and some of our Equatorian low lives, sharpen your damn spears idiots. We are going to bomb your UN, their damn UNIMISS everything that is connected evil white Americans, British people and their evil juus idiots>>>

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              • 22 March 08:51, by Kuch

                You idiots have been our big pain on our asses all your lives and you idiots want to bring the evil white people into our country simply because you fools are not farming your damn lands and you are letting our country being toyed around by the evils we hate. Nuers, be very very careful fellows. We don’t want your damn white Americans, British, their evil juus and some of their creeps in between>>

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                • 22 March 08:53, by Kuch

                  in our country with damn humanitarian aid, peacekeeping business scam, and their human rights bullshits.

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          • 22 March 08:51, by Kush Natives

            Mr. Kuch,
            I already repeated this in many occasions, especially for the last two weeks of kidnappings issues. The rebels already found a soft front line, whereby, they (rebels) will kidnaped as many workers as they could, just for the ransoms from the foreign workers. I urged the government of South Sudan to closely pay attention to this new strategy from rebels, because they ran out of foods.

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            • 22 March 08:59, by Kuch

              Kush Natives, something different than the rebel kidnapping is at the play here. Why the Indians and Pakistanis of all people. Some idiots in our government have between informed time and time again to let us bomb the damn UN, the UNIMISS and every damn white Americans, British people, their evil juus and some of their criminals in between out of our country>>>

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              • 22 March 09:04, by Kuch

                because the evils have been taken our country and our people’s hostage as their Geo-politically chess game to toy around with just like they have done in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya and CAR. This is all about our resources and to encircle China. Because the Chinese companies are wanted out of our country just like the US, the UK, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and their other>>>

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                • 22 March 09:11, by Kuch

                  allies have done in Libya in 2011. By removing the Libyan government and replace the Chinese companies that were in Libya with the corporate America, the UK, France, their Qatar, Saudi Arabia, their evil juus and some of their other allies companies. But the evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus and some of their criminals in between are playing games>>.

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              • 22 March 09:21, by Kush Natives

                Thanks sir,
                Mr. Kuch, every government have a core mandates. Therefore, South Sudan government is looking into this on every angels, whether its something connected to anything to with an environmental awareness, or have those foreign oils workers doubled or found their owns selves agendas of looting the country though an oil contracts. There most be an individuals from those consecutives__

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  • 22 March 09:04, by Kush Natives

    My very concern now is that, why haven’t we heard any single South Sudanese kidnapped? Is it mean that rebels is killing whoever they caught, because they (rebels) wouldn’t get any ransom, correct? Well, I hope that friends or an allies to rebels are watching or dancing, whatever, their joys maybe. We, the government will study this issue promptly, carefully, and we will take a respective decision

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    • 22 March 09:18, by Kuch

      Mr. Kush Natives, this is what the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their criminals in between are toying around with our country and our people:https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/south-asia/1980-03-01/great-game-asia

      http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-opium-wars-the-bloody-conflicts-destroyed-imperial-china-17212

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      • 22 March 09:24, by Kuch

        The US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their criminals in between have step on the wrong people though. The evil are using their damn UN, humanitarian aid, donations, their so-called peacekeeping business scam and their hyped up human rights as their new 21s colonialism to occupy and colonize other people countries on the pretext>>>

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        • 22 March 09:31, by Kuch

          then other people countries can be plundered just like the way the countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and other countries are. But right here in South Sudan, this dirty intrigue is not going to fly under the sun. Whoever want to be colonized by the evil white Americans, the British people, their evil juus and some of their criminals in between will have to take the criminals to their own>>>

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          • 22 March 09:34, by Kuch

            villages. The criminals love affair with our country and our people has gone too far and we must put a full stop to it. We are going to surprise the evils pretty badly though.

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            • 23 March 05:40, by jubaone

              Kuch,
              Are you done now? Or do you still need some time to pour out your MTN frustrations b4 the rest can answer?

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      • 22 March 09:34, by Kush Natives

        Thanks, Mr. Kuch!

        That’s a very correct and real link. The link is staying exact. there isn’t a joke or any negative in that! All are fact. During up Nazi up to date!
        thanks sir,

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