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South Sudan rebels claim capture of multiple key places in Equatoria

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South Sudan's army soldiers drive in a truck on the frontline in Panakuach, Unity state April 24, 2012. (Reuters Photo)
August 27, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese rebel fighters allied to the exiled former First Vice President Riek Machar have issued a statement claiming to have captured Kaya, Bindu, Kimba and Bazi.

“Yesterday morning (Saturday 26) at exactly 06:00 hour (local time), our joint operations forces of division 2B under the command of Major. General John Mabieh Gaar successfully launched a coordinated attack on Kaya, Bindu, Kimba and Bazi. Our forces flushed the enemies out of Kimba, Bazi, Bindu and in Kaya, the enemy forces are confined at the Ugandan border,” said Col. Lam Paul Gabriel, SPLA-IO Deputy Military Spokesperson.

The deputy rebel military spokesperson also claimed that their force killed 56 government soldiers including the commander of Bindu base who was a Major and a Captain from the government military intelligence unit in Kaya known locally as Malis.

Furthermore, he said they seized (1) 12.7 mm machine guns, six (6) PK machine guns, four (4) RPGs and twenty-eight (28) AK47 were some of the military equipment and assets they captured during the operations.

He said they lost three (3) fighters and 15 wounded.

From his part, the deputy military spokesperson of the government forces confirmed clashes have occurred between the two rival forces He said the SPLA killed up to 16 armed opposition fighters, three government soldiers with six others sustaining injuries during the military operations in Kaya, Yei River State.

Colonel Santo Domic said that the attack occurred at 06:20 am and lasted until about 07:20 local time.

“Three SPLA soldiers were killed and 6 others injured. Fighting finished and the SPLA forces went to inspect the combat zone and were surprised to find among the 16 dead bodies the body of a white man," he said referring to the U.S. journalist killed during the fighting.

The South Sudanese government accuses the rebels of refusing to stop the fighting in line with the ceasefire agreement. The SPLM-IO from its part accuses Juba of breaching the peace agreement and attacking their positions in the country.

The four-year conflict has affected some 7.5 million people who are in dire need of humanitarian support. Some 15 aid workers were killed this year until now bringing the number of humanitarians killed during the four-year conflict to 85 people.

However, the lack of security impedes humanitarian access to the civilians while the aid workers have become a target for the rival parties.

Aid actors reported 100 humanitarian access incidents in South Sudan in June 2017, representing the highest number of incidents recorded in a single month in 2017 to date. Also, there are 257 incidents of violence against aid workers and 32 looting attacks on aid convoys.

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  • 28 August 07:33, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    This rebels is joking, government should declare of them immediately because they have peace agreement signed by president Kiir.

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    • 28 August 08:17, by South South

      Lie and lies of rebels. They are very desperate to release any fake news. We have seen rebels from Equatoria on AlJazeera TV. They do not have guns, they were tired, they were thin, and no food to eat. Soldiers like that can not fight any war.

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      • 28 August 09:07, by jubaone

        South South,
        Ha Ha Ha! Take some rest and go drink some cold milk from some jienge cow (if at all). That may help reduce your hypertension. I think it was nyors fighting themselves

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        • 28 August 18:57, by South South

          jubaone,

          Cow milk is only for rich, so stop there and look to yourself. I am calm in Juba doing right things for my country. Enjoy your entry level job in USA.Rebels in Equatoria are like a joke to me. They are weak and powerless.

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        • 28 August 21:29, by padiit gaga

          All civilian tried which was caused by uneducated president who enjoyed death and hate peace time is coming for deadtely regime to be over. All tribes will rejoy for peace not one tribe

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    • 28 August 08:21, by dinkdong

      Do you believe in Kiir’s peace agreement that yet to be implement or are you simply one of the stup!d diehard supporters of Kiir who doesn’t know what the hay they are talking about? Expect another 20 years of civil war buddy.

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    • 28 August 10:00, by Midit Mitot

      Bravo, time has come to topple that fake regime,

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    • 28 August 12:47, by Malakal county Simon

      Please do yourself a favour by improving your poor English than writing craps.... Or go suck Kiir if you love him that’s much because you’re both idiots.....

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  • 28 August 08:45, by Kush Natives

    Kaya, Bindu, Kimba and Bazi. Very confused elements, an IO bandits become strong in the media/keyboards warmongers. IO, you can capture every town on your desktop, laptops, and smart devices that you have, but the reality is down here. Rebels now are part of those 1 million refugees in Uganda, there’s no none rebels in Equatoria to capture any Boma, let alone county.

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    • 28 August 09:13, by jubaone

      Bush Natives,
      Well, we see here the same language and arrogance the jellaba had toward SS. The jienge have learnt and adopted that from their masters. Like the saying: jellaba master-jienge slave, wow! something wierd with "j". Even J1.

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    • 28 August 09:13, by jubaone

      Bush Natives,
      Well, we see here the same language and arrogance the jellaba had toward SS. The jienge have learnt and adopted that from their masters. Like the saying: jellaba master-jienge slave, wow! something wierd with "j". Even J1.

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      • 28 August 12:08, by Kush Natives

        jubaone,
        Check your network first and foremost before I start answering your null augment.

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        • 28 August 18:36, by jubaone

          Bush Natives,
          My network is functional and I am 24/7 ever ready and alert for any jienge eventualities. We are at war. Either the jienges or the rest. Let’s get to rumbleeeee!

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  • 28 August 15:20, by lou nuer

    Struggle continues.
    Taban Deng and Lol Gatkuoth you can’t force yourself to people in order to be their leader. For the first time, i see leader forcing himself to his blood relatives that I should lead you anyway, we shall fight you forever and ever.

    SPLA/M IO Viva
    Dr. Machar
    Lou Nuer
    File

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    • 28 August 15:36, by Redeemer

      The truth is very clear, keyboard rebels are really disappointed, the day of Ngundeng is not coming, the fight that took place in kaya did not even reached the town, any way it a very coordinated attack for sure, they tried but things turned red

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      • 28 August 15:55, by Redeemer

        One sad news was that, a well known person no one new he is a rebel came with them in attack and he met his fad, the wife really confessed that she tried her best not to let him go for this attack. R.I.P he was among the 21 who were identified by names

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        • 28 August 16:00, by Redeemer

          one thing I have come to know is that, you guys we are finishing ourselves for nothing, the number of people killed in this attack was not reported correctly by both sides, it was really bad

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      • 28 August 18:41, by jubaone

        Redeemer,
        Jienges don’t know and can’t dialogue, they act. The non-jienges must also adopt a non-compromising stance. Blood4blood and who cares now for SS? Let’s fight to the bitter end and if jellaba, Kenyans or wewes take over SS, then so be it.

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        • 29 August 13:35, by BRIG. PENG KIMANG

          Jubaone,

          Soon those ariyan Jenge Council of Thieves and Killers in Juba will run "ariyanin".
          No more money to buy mercenaries. Ugandans, Kenyans, Ethiopians Sudanese rebels have realised that Jenge are liers and violent.They will turn agains them later.
          Those countries in the region have realised that they have more in common with non Dinka than the Dinka. It is a done deal.

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          • 29 August 13:48, by BRIG. PENG KIMANG

            Non Dinka should convince citizen in the neighboring countries that we have blood relationship with them, we lived for long in harmony. We should not be divided by blood money from Jenge. If Museveni send you to fight the rebels. Do not shoot. These rebels are your brothers and sisters.The same to non Jenge in the SPLA. If sent to kill rebels. Turn your gun againist the nearest Jenge.

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            • 29 August 13:56, by BRIG. PENG KIMANG

              I hope I will be assigned to capture Yei, Kajo Kaji, Lainya, Terkeka, Jameza, Tali, Nimule, Torit and Juba. These Jenge idiots will know who I am.

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  • 29 August 16:19, by Raga State

    Congratulations to our freedom fighters SPLA IO.
    Well done boys.
    Viva Dr.Riack Machar
    Viva SPlA IO.

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  • 29 August 17:25, by conservative

    This nation will fall back in Khartoum hands if you guys don’t realize that they busy they doing whatever it takes to destabilize south sudan through the rebels that’s their interest what about reik machar does he know south sudan interest no he don’t but desperate for leadership you might not even get it you have failed before

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  • 29 August 17:57, by conservative

    South Sudanese are dumb people on this earth when you poor and wants to fight each other for no reason same color people black ass hell just different languages same religion and same culture both dark people I don’t see any different between dinka or nuer so who ever leading south sudan let him lead with respect but to judge his character for what wrong he doing

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