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Rebels claim defeating South Sudanese army in several areas

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Displaced women and children under a hot sun in South Sudan's Maban County, where food shortages are causing tension. (UNHCR/P. Rulashe Photo)

April 15, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese rebels allied to the ex-first vice president Riek Machar have claimed they repulse multiple attacks by the government forces in Western Bhar el Ghazal and Upper Niles regions.

Brigadier William Gatjiath Deng, rebel spokesperson says attacks by the government on their positions have forced them to retaliate and capture Raja, in Western Bhar el Ghazal on Friday.

In a statement released on Friday, he said clashes have left thirty-four (34) dead from the government side, adding their fighters captured six soldiers alive.

“The regime in Juba also lost to the brave SPLA-IO Lion Division forces under Cdr Major General Musa Hamed Dakuni a very good number of newly purchased arms including some 80 AK-47 and 4 RPG-7,” he further said.

A South Sudanese military source told Sudan Tribune Saturday that the army chief of general staff Paul Malong has moved to the region to supervise personally the military operations carried by the government forces on the rebel positions.

In another engagement in Waat and Matot of Upper Nile region, the rebels claim they destroyed eight (8) Land Cruisers vehicles mounted gun machines.

The rebel spokesperson said narrated that they forces are surrounding the Mathiang Anyor government forces in the area.

“The gallant SPLA-IO forces have also managed to protect and evacuate civilians too much safer locations, as the Juba regime continues to target them indiscriminately, burn villages, loot properties and inflict maximum sexual violence on women and young girls,” he added.

Similar fighting has also erupted in Unity State on Friday, with opposition claims of repulsing the attacks.

“On Friday April 14, 2017 the gallant SPLA-IO forces repulsed Juba regime aggression under the command of the most notorious and ruthless Major General Peter Toar Nyuel and Major General Manyoat, whom the JCE regime in Juba has been using to collide the Nuer with each and to further execute and advance the JCE policy of exterminating the non-Dinka South Sudanese in the area”.

Thousands of civilians fled the conflict-affected areas but there are no details about the bomber of the displaced population.0

UN agencies estimate that tens thousands have died, and over three million have been displaced, while 5.5 million are at risk of starvation.

Last February the U.N. declared partial famine in South Sudan and called to increase the international humanitarian assistance to the country.

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  • 16 April 09:13, by Mi diit

    Jaang are doing all they can to collide Nuer versus Nuer but will end in up in thin air.
    Now that Toar Nyuel is dead in Tonga-Parieng road, Borchar shall any time send Gatluak Thoa’s son and Gony to hell. Western Bharelghazal warriors are not questioned.

    Lt. Gen. CDR James Koang Chuol Ranley will surprise them soon in the jungle.
    Viva Dr. Machar ( The voice to the voiceless)

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    • 16 April 09:21, by Mi diit

      Shollo warriors Aka Aguelek and Lt. Gen Johnson Oliny Thabo’s sector One are more than ready as we speak. The scene has reached to the heart of the Shollo land.
      The uncalculated invasion in to Shollo land by the Dinka and their disciples is the worse of all suicides ever attempted in Upper Nile. SPLA-I.O will do whatever it can, to defense the strategic Shollo land and Lou.....

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      • 16 April 09:29, by Mi diit

        Continue..
        Just as incompetent Kiir does all he can, to defense Warap and Faloich oilfields.
        Now that, the multiple invasions are made against the Shollo-Lou lands in order to get rid of the SPLA-I.O
        But Nyaborjok and Nyakoniang ( Chienyakoor) will never let us down under any circumstance.

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      • 16 April 09:30, by Ayom Mawien Arou

        Lies will never end .Why do you guys like twisting stories?

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        • 16 April 11:09, by Kuch

          And what part of South Sudan are these *rebels claim to have been winning from?*

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          • 16 April 13:03, by Eastern

            Kuch or Kus,

            They have clearly mentioned the parts of South Sudan they have captured from Kiir.,...

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            • 16 April 14:24, by Lotodo Awino Odug

              They need to be taught the same lessons that were prescribed to Martin Kenya and Elia Jada. wait I will start directing again.

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              • 16 April 20:11, by Eastern

                Lotodo,

                You should be more worried about how the building up of Murle youth near your common borders. What happened to Martin Kenyi [a sickly man] and Elias Jada is beyond your comprehension.....

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                • 16 April 23:14, by Lotodo Awino Odug

                  our case with Murle is an active frontline. worry not about us. they will surrender to us soon. this is Bor action pact. you see these idiots suffering for years to come as our slaves.

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          • 16 April 14:59, by Garang Akeen

            Kuc bro, this is white lie, Am now here in Raja, no rat here,they have killed civilian and they ran away nake.

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  • 16 April 14:46, by Garang Akeen

    White lie, Am now in Raja, its calm

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  • 16 April 15:21, by Garang Akeen

    Mi dit, we going to bomb you out in s.sudan territory, right? Till u beg forgiveness from mighty SPLA

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    • 16 April 15:51, by Lokoli

      Garang Akeen.
      you are "stupid Idiot" what make you happy when government army kill, rape and robe civilians. Are you normal. You are preaching war from computer and you have never participated in a war. When will the country develop if you are just keep inciting wars. The blood of innocent civilians will strike you dead.Be careful you lazy idiot who survive of goods stolen from civilians.

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      • 16 April 16:00, by Lokoli

        Garang Akeen. you idiot are destroying all buildings in Equatoria. removing doors, windows and iron sheets. Is this what you call government army??? you sounds like Michael Makeiu son who is semi-illetrate. Denying all attroscities carried by government everywhere. Stupid idiot, that knows only the language of cow like you Garang Akeen. How shallow mind are you people? You thinking like cow. Cours

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        • 16 April 16:09, by Lokoli

          Garang Akeen. Your government is bunch of crooks. You can not run a government because you are while like dog that get angry with understanding anything. Just advice your president to step aside and you will see peace. As long as you keep saying your government and keep defending illegitimate government SS is doom. President Kiir was not elected because there was no presidential election in ss. Ok

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          • 16 April 16:12, by Lokoli

            Correction "without understanding"

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        • 16 April 22:32, by Garang Akeen

          @Lokoli bro, to insulting me or gov,t will not solve single problem, this habit of losser are not working here at all, be patient 2018 is near to vote him out by ballot not bullet, okay? Gen. Paul Malong is working hard to maintain law and orders in army

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    • 16 April 16:14, by Mi diit

      Garang Akeen,
      I hate it when a daft can’t write my name properly. I’m Mi diit and not Mi dit as you put it.

      Point of correction:
      Garang, you aren’t in Raja as you portrayed but in Kampala doing Mandaza business with your cousin Anei Chol Aruai.

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      • 16 April 16:28, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        seemed like you really know this guy

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      • 16 April 22:13, by Garang Akeen

        Mi diit, I have never seen equatoria since 1997 leave alone Uganda. I leave Aweil this morning to Raja with my collegue, Am now in Raja.

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    • 16 April 16:23, by Mi diit

      Your masters ( Ugandans🇺🇬,JEM🇸🇩, SPLA N,🇸🇩 ) and your tribal regime have been bombing us with all internationally banned weapons for the past four years yet non of us quit South Sudan🇸🇸. Stop daydreaming little boy. This dirty war imposed on South Sudan by the Dinka will have a negative impact on your bloodlines very soon.

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  • 16 April 22:49, by Garang Akeen

    @Mi diit gatnyere I know very well how you behave always. MI DIIT Mean BIG, who care mi diit or mi toot. I tough your rebel hot lesson in Nhialdiu last year. >>Lion is busy.

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