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South Sudan governor says repulsed rebel attack on Raja

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April 14, 2017 (JUBA)- The governor of Lol state in South Sudan said on Friday that government forces have repulsed an attack on Raja town by armed opposition forces led by the exiled rebel leader former First Vice President Riek Machar.

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Rebel fighters walk in front of a bushfire in a rebel-controlled territory in Upper Nile State, South Sudan February 13, 2014. (Photo Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

The clashes have forced civilians to flee their homes.

Lol state governor Rizik Zachariah Hassan told Sudan Tribune on Friday that rebel forces attempted to infiltrate the town but they were immediately repulsed and the town now under control of the government.

“The rebels attempt to infiltrate the town this afternoon but they have been repulsed and our forces are pursuing them. This was what happened. It was a small attempt but they have been dealt with,” he said.

William Wel, head of the information committee in the state legislative assembly said the rebels carried out massive attacks across the contact line using all available weapons, but were repulsed.

“The situation is now under control. The rebels attempted to take the town but our forces managed to push them back. Now the governor and other officials are now in town. It is under control,” said Wel.

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  • 15 April 01:53, by Kush Natives

    Again! Who’s really in controls on those bandits calls themselves rebels? Who’s commanding them? Those of Midit,Eastern, Jubaone,Fairman and like are saying that these thugs belonged to IO, but I am not quite sure,if that’s right. They’re just bunch of looters,rappers who got no an ideals of the liberation. First and foremost, we needs to know if who’s commanding them or are they acting alone?

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    • 15 April 04:10, by Kuch

      The SPLA must be very extra vigilance on our borders with Central Africa republic (CAR) and DRC. These are were these hooligans get their arms and munitions from. Do you fellows remember the so-called the US AFRICOM based in Yambio and CAR? They are the ones who have been causing us problems with the UNIMISS peacekeepers in DRC and here in our country>>>

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      • 15 April 04:15, by Kuch

        Fellows, the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs and some of their criminals in between want a war in our country at all costs. Simply because they are desperately salivating to take over our resources like what they have done in Libya, CAR, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen and Ukraine. The only country left in Africa with resources to be plundered is our country and to get our resources. The US>>>

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        • 15 April 04:21, by Kuch

          the UK, their UN and creepy NGOs and some of their criminals in between are using their Riek Machar as their puppet/stooge and some of his Nuer fools and some Equatorians as their pawns/proxies to fight their dirty war against the government of South Sudan. All these lies that the SPLA is a Dinkas/Jiengs militia and the government of South Sudan is a Dinka/Jieng government are just obtuse lies>>>

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          • 15 April 04:26, by Kuch

            to paint the SPLA and the government of South Sudan bad and to coerce the government of South Sudan and the SPLA to capitulate to corporate America, the UN, their NGOs and some of their criminals in between and welcome the thieves into our country so that they can come loot our country just like they done to other countries around the world and here in our own Africa>>>

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            • 15 April 04:31, by Kuch

              Only a fool would dare touch the damn evil corporate America, the UK and some of their other thieves in between with even a 20 feet pole. The evils think that they can kill our people through their dirty proxy and intrigues and they we will welcome them into our country. Good luck to the evils, their dirty game of regime change often work for them in Middle East, West Africa, Central Africa>>>

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              • 15 April 04:37, by Kuch

                or South American countries. Who really says that we want the evil white Americans, English people and their evil juus thieves in our country? Their love affair with our country and our people has gone too far and we must put a full stop to it. The US, the UK, France, their UN and NGOs have used their damn UN, humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping and their so-called human rights as their 21s>

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                • 15 April 04:42, by Kuch

                  neo-colonialism tool to crawl themselves into other people’s countries to occupy them and eventually loot them. And we have some of our fools who are not seeing these dirty intrigues. There are many hungry people in the Nuba Mountain, Southern Blue Nile, Darfur, CAR, Ethiopia, Northern Kenya, Somalia, Burundi or Congo. But South Sudan and the South Sudanese people’s hunger is always good for>>>

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                  • 15 April 04:47, by Kuch

                    the UN and the NGOs business. And there is another thing as why the US, the UK, their UN and their creepy NGOs are so fixated in our country and our people. It is all about our resources and to counter China. We informing the idiots that they are not going to have their dirty hands touch anything in our country, that is never going to happen>>>

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                    • 15 April 04:52, by Kuch

                      Right after our country’s independence in 2011, the US was given the first to come and invest in our country. But the US refused that there were no infrastructures to invest in in our country and when the goverment of South Sudan then ask China to invest in our country and the Chinese companies agreed to invest here, then the US ballistic and wanted a regime change and be replaced with a puppet>>>

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                      • 15 April 04:59, by Kuch

                        or a stooge to take grab power in our country by force, and stooge/puppet was pliable to corporate America and European companies---that puppet/stooge was to be micro-managed in Washington, London, Paris, Brussels, Johannesburg or Dubai

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                        • 15 April 05:04, by Kuch

                          and that puppet/stooge was Riek Machar or Pagan Amuom. Some idiots in our country are so dumb that they still don’t know how the Europeans or Americans have been fooling the foolish Africans like our Riek Machar or Pagan Amuom through their dirty intrigues for their own ends all along. But for all l know, the US, the UK, their UN, their creepy NGOs and some criminals in between have lost it here>>

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                          • 15 April 05:06, by Kuch

                            We are way too well ahead of these cheap and dirty intrigues though. They are wasting their times and our times, simple and and plain.

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          • 15 April 05:58, by anyanya1

            Kush. Yes of course spla is for dinkas,the only choice left for da rest of tribes is to form their own movement, stop blaming others for your own fuckup, stupidity of dinkas of I know everything and not accepting your mistakes leads other tribes to wake up and arm them selves, no one to blame only you dinkas.

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    • 15 April 10:18, by jubaone

      Kush Natives,
      Cool down jienge boy. Read VOA on link "breaking news on South Sudan" and get back to me. Nonjienges in SS don’t need a comnand, they act instinctively that they must crush this insect called jienge. The rest is just automatic. Men at Work. More coming soon.

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    • 15 April 13:58, by Mi diit

      Stop crying JCE’s governor. The worse has not yet comes your way.
      Mighty SPLA I.O are growing stronger and stronger every day and night.

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  • 15 April 05:41, by anyanya1

    Calm down stupid Sinks it still small moves by IO, the major one is coming get ready for it🏃.

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    • 15 April 08:15, by Kush Natives

      anyanya1,
      If you folks make and you guys already made a mistakes in a wider sense, putting this senseless war as a tribal war wouldn’t bear any success from the opposition. There’s single body world-wide will supports your massacre agendas of waging the tribal war. If Riek Machar didn’t learned from the 1991 mistake, then don’t finger points on others or SSG as causative. Rebels MUST reset_____

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      • 15 April 08:22, by Kush Natives

        Con___
        anyanya1,
        their agenda. Otherwise, I don’t see anyway forwards. We should start being realistic here! I don’t think, if any those tribes took power from president Kiir today force will stay the power for 12 hours. If this is how we believe things, then we’re at the wrong planet.

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        • 15 April 08:50, by Garang Akeen

          Kush, I really apluad ur statement, if pres. Kiir removed forcefully do the though who will take over will spent a minut. Big no.

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        • 15 April 08:59, by Garang Akeen

          Rizik you are man of peace, not only repulse but give them hot pursued, unto to where the come from.

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  • 15 April 08:23, by Garang Akeen

    Those rebels of riak machar have no objective they are attacking town with intention to loot, raps and steal and kill innocent dinka/jiengs in high ways

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    • 15 April 21:51, by Sambala Sambala

      The main objective for the rebels to capture Raja was to obtain free ammunition from the government. They are inviting the government to bring more weapons so that they could continue to obtain arms to equip themselves better.

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