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South Sudanese army says repulsed rebel attack in Lol state

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July 6, 2017 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese army (SPLA) said it repulsed rebels who attempted to regain territories occupied by its forces in Lol state.

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Sudan People’s Liberation Army soldiers walk along a road near Bor, on January 31, 2014 (AFP Photo)

The armed opposition forces loyal to South Sudan’s former First Vice President, Riek Machar reportedly launched an attack Wednesday from two different fronts, targeting a military base north-west of the state administrative headquarters, Raja.

Lol state minister of agriculture, Angok Achuol Barjok, said government successfully repulsed and drove away rebel fighters from Bor Medina town after fierce fighting.

“The rebels today (Wednesday) launched attack on the position held by our forces in Bor Medina but they were repulsed. They came in two different groups and directions. One group attacked the military base and another group attacked the market. But they were all defeated and driven away,” said Barjok.

He added, “Two of their fighters were also captured and they are now in the custody of our forces”.

The army spokesman, Colonel Santo Domic confirmed the clash, but did not provide details, awaiting reports from the area command.

He said government forces remain committed to observing the unilateral ceasefire declared by the president, but said their forces will defend themselves from any attack.

South Sudan has experienced civil war since 2013, when President Salva Kiir fired Machar. The conflict, the United Nation says, has sparked Africa’s worst refugee crisis.

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  • 6 July 23:37, by Theone

    They attacked the market(civilians) and from there they should not be called rebels. They are bandits(theives)

    KHARTOUM will not be able to give food for all you. Get Used to That.

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    • 7 July 06:51, by jubaone

      Twice, this half Darfuri bastard Gov of Lol Hassan Zakaria Rizik almost got his ass busted, if his JEM hirelings and mercenaries didn’t come in immediately. The SPLAnyors are bust in Upper Nile and in Equatoria busy stealing goats and killing defenseless women. The strategy is keeping these savage nyors engaged. Pinning them in the trenches like rats then starve them. Great IO!

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      • 7 July 07:06, by Newsudan

        Jubaone
        what do know about SPLA war strategies apart from pressing Computer keyboard,feeding us with nonsense all the time, Riek io terrorists group are toothless dogs of Khartoum,they have no agenda,hence Omar Bashir used them as toilet tissue paper.

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        • 7 July 07:13, by jubaone

          Newsudan
          There’s is a BIG difference between SPLA under Garang and the SPLAnyor under the Kiirminal. The true SPLA is dead with Garang. What we have is a bunch of illiterate village savages dressed in uniforms known as nyors. I think most are comfortable running naked but with AK47s. But need uniforms to carry the bullet magazines which would be an issue if Aryan! Ya Newsudan nyor 😊

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          • 7 July 08:08, by Newsudan

            Jubaone
            Mathiang Anyoor mean red caterpillars, they were primarily recruited by Malong after Heglig and Mile 14 border skirmishes. their main objective wasn’t to Killed Nuers or any equatorians.but on set of 2013 alleged coup.Kiir diverted them to fight his war,becos of panicking and desperation after massive defection of large proportion of SPLA by then Army was 65% Nuer.

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    • 7 July 06:58, by jubaone

      Theone,
      Look how the jienge republic lured the poor nyagat Lul Koang Ruai. How sad such a nyagat got screwed by jienges. They made him spokesman of the SPLA then used him and brought in a jienge Santo Domic Chol. Sad that some Nuers have chicken 🍗 minds. The jienge lure them, use them then discard them like a rag. Nuer UNITE! Then Jienges have real shit.

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  • 7 July 03:22, by Kush Natives

    IO forces are dying out there, don’t even have ears to hear what’s ND means. To begin with, why did attacked the market? There’s no army in the market, because looting civilians in the market is only thing that they (rebels) dreams of. Anyway, keep repeating your stupid attacks and our gallant forces SPLA will still in self defense.

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    • 7 July 06:35, by Eastern

      Kush Natives,

      The intelligence I have is that the Mathing Anyoor were havig a cozy moment at the market at the time of the attack. When civilians allow the Mathiang Anyoors to sandwich themselves within them; in markets, rad travel under the guise of escorted convoys, etc, they BECOME LEGITIMATE MILITARY TARGETS. Case closed!!!

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      • 7 July 07:07, by jubaone

        Eastern,
        Our intelligent sources speak of serious clashes between the Anyors of Aweil and the Dut Ku Beny of Warrap close to Juba about 30 km on the Juba-Yei road. The Warrapians were badly beaten and dispersed. The Aweilians are avenging some Aweil officers killed or incarcerated in Juba now. Malong is strictly under house 🏠 arrest. The jienge republic wants to keep it strictly confidential. Upd

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        • 7 July 07:55, by Eastern

          jubaone,

          Thanks for the latest update....Now the Aweilians are crying that those who were "working" close to Paul Malong were indeed just filling their pockets with bits and pieces falling of the king’s dinning table....All of them have disappeared in thin air when the king was sacked!!

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  • 7 July 03:48, by Newsudan

    Khartoum mercenaries, hit them hard,SPLA oyee!

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    • 7 July 04:54, by Garang Akeen Tong

      Riak Machar

      Look now, how your people badly defeated, and you still advocate for war, as a tools of getting power, and you claim to be a PHD holder, and how can a PHD holder belive in (devil) nguendeng propercy?
      My message to you Dr. Riak is that to repent from nguendeng and join Jesus, and you will be save.

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      • 7 July 05:11, by Garang Akeen Tong

        We are in our defensive position, as we have been directed by our President to resfect ceas-fire, no matter, but dying rats can smile cat’s mouth.

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  • 7 July 13:49, by Theone

    Jubaone,

    Jubaone and all others who are not Patriots, SPLA is not belong to any tribe. If you want to give SPLA to the the DINKA, then also give them your house keys.

    We; none DINKA Patriots will not take all of you seriously since you don’t know SPLA.

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    • 7 July 20:03, by Eastern

      Theone,
      I love it! Dinkas have taken ALL HOUSE keys in Yei yet they are not able to occupy and use those house. Next question, please!

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