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South Sudan renews accusations of Sudan’s backing of rebels

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June 14, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan has renewed accusations that Sudan supports its rebels with ammunition and logistics in the wake of fresh clashes near Sudan’s border this week.

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Omer al-Bashir (R) walks with Salva Kiir after their meeting at Khartoum’s airport November 4, 2014 (Reuters Photo)

The deputy army spokesperson, Santo Domic Chol said rebels allied to the former first vice president Riek Machar carried out a number of attacks at army positions in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state.

"The rebels launched attacks against the SPLA in Kuek and Ghabat on June 9 and 11. The SPLA thought it was SAF [Sudan Armed Forces] doing the attack. But it became clear in the process of fighting that the rebels are the ones attacking SPLA using SAF uniforms, war hardware and logistics," he told reporters Wednesday.

The official claimed the Sudanese army allegedly offered logistics, training and military hardware, including heavy weapons to rebels.

"The capabilities used by the rebels in these operations indicate that the rebels have received military support from neighboring Sudan," said Chol.

Sudan, he said, also permitted senior South Sudan rebel leaders living in Khartoum to plan their operations and that SAF offered their bases along the border for rebel forces to gather intelligence and launch military operations against the army.

Meanwhile, deputy spokesman for the rebels dismissed as “baseless” accusations that the armed opposition receives support from Sudan.

"These are baseless accusations from the government of Juba,” Lam said, dismissing the army’s claims that Sudan militarily backs rebels.

Bilateral relations between South Sudan and Sudan were officially started on 9 July 2011 following the former’s independence from the latter. Sudan became the first country to recognise South Sudan’s independence. Since South Sudan’s independence, relations between Sudan and South Sudan have been poor and frantic.

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  • 15 June 2017 07:33, by Kush Natives

    They MUST both be destroyed accordingly, Why South Sudan needs an evident while the rebels leaders are residing in Khartoum since one? Sudan government MUST face consequences soon or later from now, Khartoum has been planning a hill intention towards South Sudan government since its independent. Therefore, South Sudan government should pay a great attention those elites ruling mentality in Khartou

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    • 15 June 2017 07:58, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      It is a tit for tat.
      SPLA always become stronger through the tactic by chief of staff.

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    • 15 June 2017 10:33, by Mookachaar Jieng

      Why you crying little chickens,baseless accusation against Sudan.SPLA-IO Forces are getting their logistics from mathiang anyoor who thrown a way their weapons in the field of battle

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      • 15 June 2017 12:09, by Garang Akeen Tong

        Lieldu chaar wuree

        SPLA can able, to defeat both of you now not later.

        Kon SPLA ngiey yieth along, ba lieldu kamraal

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        • 15 June 2017 22:01, by Lango2010

          South Sudanese are running crazies, no country and no nationalism, among the leaders as well as their youths. No matter how many foreigners you bring in. The will be return on coffin, a country led by boy of need .

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    • 15 June 2017 11:57, by Kuch

      Kush Natives, we are going the Nuers, English people, their evil jugs, their evil corporate America. We are going to bomb the mighty U.S., their evil juus, our so-called owned arabs of North Sudan. Fellows, watch this space, we are going to bomb you.

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    • 15 June 2017 15:45, by Midit Mitot

      Shit!, when your base has overrun, complain can come in.Vivaaaaaa.

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  • 15 June 2017 07:34, by Eastern

    Revert to GENUINE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ARCISS with the involvement of ALL RELEVANT stakeholders. That way, all hatchets will be buried!!

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  • 15 June 2017 08:34, by Sunday Junup

    Malong Militia refused to fight then who do you think can fight? Kiir has no army be informed, he was rely on Malong now all Mtiang Anyor decided not to fight but they beg Dr.Riak to allow them go back to Aweil. I told you yesterday that forgot about Kuek Gabat is Vacated. Now Mighty fighters are toward Wadakona. More News are coming

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    • 15 June 2017 12:35, by Garang Akeen Tong

      Sunday junup

      I told you last time, that SAF is fighting SPLA, not rebel alone, and we manage to defeat you togather.

      The true is that, you and your SAF spent 2 hours in kuek, before mighty SPLA disloged you.

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      • 15 June 2017 15:26, by Eastern

        UPDF fought SPLA-IO; Kaya and Kajo Kejo are supplied via Uganda. Kiir has an illigal military pact with Uganda (both parliaments in Uganda and South Sudan were circumvented. What do are saying? What do you know?

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  • 15 June 2017 11:21, by Gumut Kuey

    Fake accusation, what was your tangible evident that Sudan is supporting SPLM/A-IO?, didn’t you aware that Sudan is the first country to reject Dr. Machar from entering their country from South Africa?. if Sudan is supporting SPLM/A-IO, it could not be like the support you received from Museni, you can not bake in Juba right now.

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    • 15 June 2017 15:29, by Eastern

      Museveni’s start evidence of mass atrocities in South Sudan have been exposed by the UN in the form a globally banned munition: THE CLUSTER BOMB.....

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  • 15 June 2017 15:26, by Resolution

    SPLA are always complaining and accusing their beloved neighbour Sudan of supporting rebels when they are beaten in the battle, you better accept peace or face SPLA/IO they are there to deal with SPLA. The war has been killing foreign mercenaries those were employed to fight for the current regime, the death have reach the doors of people born to rule 63 tribes their generals are dying ondailybasi

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    • 15 June 2017 18:51, by Newsudan

      we know from day one Khartoum support io rebels

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  • 15 June 2017 19:22, by Theone

    North Sudan had never being a friend for South Sudanese people . they have been using these DIRTY Tribalism to bring all of to the dead
    Yes I’m calling all of you TRIBALISTDIRTS who don’t care about our country.

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    • 15 June 2017 19:50, by Newsudan

      our cousins Nuers are now tool of Bashir to fight his proxy war.

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      • 15 June 2017 20:14, by Theone

        Not only NUER ARE BEING USED
        ARE U SOUTH SUDANESE.

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