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S. Sudan rebels accuse U.N of "airlifting" government troops

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May 1, 2017 (PAGAK) – South Sudanese rebels have accused the United Nation Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) of allegedly airlifting senior South Sudan army commanders.

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A United Nations helicopter (AP)

The rebels’ military spokesperson, William Gatjiath Deng said a helicopter with a U.N logo landed in Tonga and allegedly airlifted SPLA commanders to Bentiu on Saturday.

“We are once again appealing to the UNMISS to immediately stop coordinating, providing support to, and facilitating the movements and operations of the Juba regime forces in South Sudan,” partly reads the rebel official’s statement.

The official claimed the SPLA troops were trapped during the fighting between Friday and Saturday, further claiming calls to the U.N for a rescue and airlift were made.

He called on the U.N not to interfere and involve themselves with the conflicts, urging the world body to focus their efforts on the protection of the civilians in the country.

“This is not the first time the UN facilitated the movements and operations of Juba regime forces. For instance, in January this year, UN allowed Juba security agents unlimited access to UNMISS facilities including internet, telescope, other surveillance, and communication equipment,” said the official.

The rebel spokesperson claimed the Juba regime forces have been monitoring and locating rebel forces, along with "committing atrocities against civilians in the area".

“Although the UN has occasionally decried restrictions imposed on its movements by the Juba regime including access to targeted and severely affected non-Dinka civilian populations across South Sudan, the same UN has continued facilitating the movements and operations of the very Juba regime forces killing and committing atrocities against the civilians the UN is supposed to protect,” said Deng.

However, the armed opposition faction called on the international community to investigate the motives behind the involvement of the U.N with South Sudan government, instead of focusing on the impartiality of the conflict.

Sudan Tribune could, however, not independently verify claims from the rebel official.

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  • 2 May 09:52, by Future1

    Who will win the war? We need peace you don’t even know what you guys are fighting for or may be tribal war. The big officer like you in command/combatant should not speak/mention "Non-Dinka" has the point of argument. In case you get Dinka civilians trapped then you will order them butchered as you normally do.So, where is the change/democracy you are bringing. Stupidity will take us nowhere.

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  • 2 May 14:26, by Sunday Junup

    UNMISS should Stop bargaining! South Sudan is bigger then one tribe

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  • 2 May 14:51, by Garang Akeen Tong

    What a fuck and baseless unfounded accusesation? UN airlifted Dr. Riak from DRC. to khartuom, does it mean facilation of rebelion or saving lives?

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  • 2 May 15:42, by Wise Fox

    Its become clear now UNMISS got a business with Dinka led government in Juba, that’s why Dinka used UNMISS to carry on with their project of ethnics cleaning. Chollo civilian were attacked by Dinka government in Tonga early April, but UNMISS did not send any helicopter to recuse civilian who were trapped in the bushes for more than 10 days without food and water until most of them die of thirsty.

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  • 2 May 15:59, by Wise Fox

    Shame on Garang Akeen and her militias who were airlifted from Tonga in fear of being screwed by mighty Agwellek forces. Garang Akeen, pass this message to your bearded drunker cowboy, tell him next time we gonna bring down any helicopter that painted with UN logo in our control areas. Garang Akeen pass this message to your drunker Kiirminal daddy.

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    • 2 May 20:55, by Garang Akeen Tong

      Wise fox, not shame on me but you, your compaige to cleansing Dinka Tribe in the name of Dinka gov,t will take you nowhere I urge you to denounce violence and come back home yaa loser

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  • 3 May 00:16, by Adok son

    A bad tree doesn’t yield good apples.
    I personally, I know their(UN) work and their present in South Sudan is only to support Salva Kiir who offered to them(UN) our resources and disliked the citizens of this country.
    USA!,Make sure that your power was given to u by God and at the same time it will be withdrawn back from you by the same God because you’re not fair in any activity on this planet ea

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    • 3 May 13:35, by Garang Akeen Tong

      Adok son do you think God is pool like you? God know who is who and he know what is inside your heart, in this war of position, he know who is guilty.

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  • 3 May 09:54, by Manyngoo

    You know when your a peace provider that is your Job "don’t take sides" these guys are working here in the name of peace. They help Machar to fly away from Congo and they will help Kiir to fly away from Juba when he is trapped by the storm of regime change mind you?

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  • 9 May 06:36, by Ronn91

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