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S. Sudanese army killed 114 civilians in 6 months: UN

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May 20, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government forces killed 114 civilians in Yei, a town located about 100 miles from the capital, Juba between July 2016 and January 2017, the United Nations said.

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Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers singing pro-war song (AFP file photo)

The U.N, in a new report, also documented various crimes of rape, looting and torture, allegedly committed by government forces in and around Yei town.

"Attacks were committed with an alarming degree of brutality and, like elsewhere in the country, appeared to have an ethnic dimension," partly reads a section of the U.N investigation report.

Yei, a relatively peaceful region until mid-last year, has lately been experiencing lots of clashes between government forces and the armed opposition troops loyal to ex-First Vice President, Riek Machar.

The U.N investigations report also highlights various cases of sexual violence, including rape, allegedly committed by pro-government forces on women and young girls in and around the town of Yei.

"In view of the restrictions of access faced by (the UN), the number of documented cases may only be a fraction of those actually committed. Some of the human rights violations and abuses committed in and around Yei may amount to war crimes and/or crimes against humanity and warrant further investigation,” it says.

ARMY DENIES ALLEGATIONS

South Sudan army spokesperson Colonel Santo Domic Chol has, however, dismissed the U.N report, describing it as “baseless”.

"This is not the first time the UN has accused the SPLA and tried to portray us as enemies of the people," Chol told Reuters.

“The SPLA is one of the biggest military institutions in the country and it accommodates people from different background and the whole SPLA cannot go out and rape citizens... so it has to be specific that we have seen two or three SPLA soldiers in such location committing such crimes,” he added.

The military official said President Salva Kiir ordered all army commanders in Yei to punish soldiers who committed gender-based violence.

Last week, two U.N agencies appealed to donors to step up support for people fleeing crisis-hit South Sudan as the $1.4 billion response plan remains 86 percent unfunded.

According to the U.N, the situation in war-torn South Sudan continues worsening, with a combination of conflict, drought and famine leading to further displacement and a rapid exodus of people fleeing one of the world’s most severe crises.

South Sudan has reportedly now become the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis with more than 1.8 million refugees, including one million children, having sought safety in Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic (CAR).

South Sudan has witnessed renewed clashes between forces loyal to South Sudan President Kiir and the armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) backing the country’s former First Vice-President, in spite of the August 2015 peace deal.

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  • 21 May 09:40, by lian

    UN had got job to do in South Sudan and meant to make up stories to keep it job alive in order to beg more fund for it cheap project in South Sudan. UN claimed SPLA is committed atrocities while UN forces were now doing worse to IDPs in Malakal, Juba and Unity State. They paid dollars to underage girls and slept with them as most children within IDPs were belong to this so call peace keep. Is that

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  • 21 May 10:03, by jubaone

    Lian,
    Are you implying that the UN workers slept with your nyanjienges as they delivered WFP food to your starving relatives during the 21 yrs of war? Good that you are revealing to us issues that were not known. This perhaps explains why you have so many bastardized jienges in Aweil leftovers from UN Kenyan, Ethiopian and Rwandan bastards.

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    • 21 May 11:10, by Kuch

      Mr. Jubaone, Eastern & other trolls are not even South Sudanese, but you keep badgering the Dinkas/Jiengs as if you trolls know who the Jiengs are. The UN, its NGOs, the so-called peacekeeping unit & humanitarian aid & human rights are used some of these days by some criminals in the US, the UK, France & other moneyed countries to stealthily occupy third world countries resources & plunder them>>>

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      • 21 May 11:19, by Kuch

        Case in point fellows, have you fellows seen the so-called UN peacekeeping unit ever left our neighbor, Eastern Congo since 1960th? Not really. The UN, NGOs & the peacekeepers always create violent or problems in a country they are deployed in mainly to stay in that country indefinitely like in Eastern Congo. The so-called peacekeeping business is all about protecting the third world countries>>>

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        • 21 May 11:31, by Kuch

          for the corporate America, European & their allies industries. The US, the UK, France tax payers are not the ones that always pay the so-called UN peacekeeping operations in here in South Sudan. The US & some European banking cartels are the ones that foot the bills for the sleazy operations. Fellows, UN is one of the most corrupt organization on earth>>>

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          • 21 May 11:42, by Kuch

            Have a look on this link:http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/08/18/490468640/u-n-admits-role-in-haiti-cholera-outbreak-that-has-killed-thousands
            The UN Nepalese peacekeepers infected the people of Haiti with deadly cholera & the UN tried not to accept the responsibility. The UN troops impregnated the Haitians women & ran away without trace leaving the poor women with babies to look after>>

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            • 21 May 11:50, by Kuch

              The French peacekeepers raping young boys & girls in Central Africa republic (CAR) and refused to take the responsibility of their peacekeepers actions:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/08/french-soldiers-interrogated-in-child-sex-abuse-inquiry-central-african-republic
              https://www.rt.com/news/254205-french-soldiers-abuse-boys/
              And many of the unreported crimes committed by the UN>>>

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              • 21 May 11:57, by Kuch

                who knows, as insinuated early by Lian, maybe these so-called UNIMISS are fucking our women & girls in these so-called UN compounds. The same UNIMISS mercenaries were caught red-handed in 2014 in Rumbek ferrying weapons and munitions to Riek Machar rebels:https://fulviobeltramiafrica.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/south-sudan-the-un-is-supplying-weapons-to-the-rebels/
                >>>>.

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                • 21 May 12:07, by Kuch

                  http://aa.com.tr/en/africa/un-mission-accused-of-supplying-arms-to-ssudan-rebels/708111
                  And the UN always barefacedly denied these outrageous crimes.
                  The UN, its numerous NGOs, the US, the UK & some of their creepy criminals in between are these days out in of their neutrality UN cocoons & now acting as the real oppositions to the government of South Sudan>>>

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                  • 21 May 12:15, by Kuch

                    now that their Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion that they slyly supported has been squashed. The US, the UK, the UN, their NGOs, their corporate America & some European media propaganda Machines & Sudan tribune & Tamazuj tabloids have been working with their Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion every step of the way and they are doing it with out a slightest shame>>>

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                    • 21 May 12:25, by Kuch

                      The US, the UK, France, the UN and the NGOs want to start their NEW WORLD ORDER government in our country:https://worldgovernmentsummit.org/
                      http://www.worldservice.org/posipapr.html
                      And that is why the UN and NGOs are so-called fixated in our country & our people>>>

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                      • 21 May 12:33, by Kuch

                        http://www.understandthetimes.org/topics/oneworldgov.shtml
                        This is a speak of the head of who would be the new world government, Mr. Antonio Guterres:https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/speeches/2017-02-13/secretary-general%E2%80%99s-remarks-world-government-summit.
                        Some of fellow Nuers & some Equatorians do not know the sinister project being toyed around against our country & our people>>>

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                        • 21 May 12:40, by Kuch

                          by our enemies. Our resources are & our land is desperately coveted by the greatest evils on earth, the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus and their gulf Arab states. The gulf arab states are ones who are financing the current UN and the NGOs war in our country. Fellows, open your damn skulls, we are going to bomb the damn UNIMISS and everything that is connected to evil>>>

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                          • 21 May 12:49, by Kuch

                            white Americans, English people, their evil juus and their Arabs paymasters. Fellows, the US, the UK, the UN and their allies want to occupy our country on the disguise of the UN. We keep informing some of our Nuers & Equatorians slow learners that what the US, the UK, their UN and their NGOs are desperately shopping in our country & against our people is not going to end very well>>

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                            • 21 May 12:55, by Kuch

                              Our Nile waters & resources are our problems. Some of Nuers & Equatorians think the UN & some of these creepy NGOs of their are here because they love them, not really. Fellows, WW3 is going to start here in our country. Because we will never allow the evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs with damn UN government in our country>>>

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                              • 21 May 12:59, by Kuch

                                Who want the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus and their Arab paymasters in their villages. Fellows, there are a lot of people who don’t want to be recolonized by any evil from anywhere again. But it has becomes apparent that many of our Nuers & some Equatorians want to be colonized by the UN & the NGOs. Very pathetic indeed>>>

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                                • 21 May 13:06, by Kuch

                                  But some of our Nuers & Equatorians must know this, we will never ever allow any evil again in our country. We have fighting to extricated ourselves from our enemies. But we have the most foolish people who always want to take us down with their believe of their Ngundeng superstitions & fantasies. Some of our Nuers messy way of life has really becomes a big nuisance. Some of our Nuers, grow up,

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    • 21 May 11:11, by lian

      @Jubaone
      I have not mention WFP workers nor mention particular ethnic groups in my comment, but if my comment pitching your anus than you might be candidate in those spoiling South Sudan. You should have carefully read comments before your interested hatred on Jieng.If you think of those mention IDPs areas are they largely occupied by Jieng really. Please talk like nationalist Mr fool.

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