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S. Sudan rebels say overran key government garrison in Equatoria


August 30, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese rebel forces allied to the country’s former first vice president, Riek Machar claimed they overrun a key government military post in Central Equatoria region.

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Rebel fighters hold their weapons as they march through a village in rebel-controlled territory in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state on 9 February 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

“The SPLA (IO) Division 2B under the command of Maj. Gen. Mabieh Gar has successfully dislodged the regime’s forces at Gulumi barrack outside Morobo county. As of now, they’re being pursued by Brigade 1 under direct command of Brig. Gen. Wal Chuol Lual”, partly reads a statement extended to Sudan Tribune Wednesday.

The armed opposition’s deputy military spokesman’s statement comes a day after the South Sudanese defence minister, Kuol Manyang had issued a 30-days ultimatum for the rebel fighters to either put down their weapons or return to the young nation to participate in the national dialogue or risk being crushed militarily.

The capture of the military garrison, the rebels said, occurred after a long battle which started at 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM (local time) on Wednesday.

Sudan Tribune was unable to independently verify the veracity of the report.

The government military spokesperson, Lul Ruai Koang said he unaware of the development, describing the statement from rebels as the "usual social media propaganda”.

The rebel fighters allied to the exiled former first vice-president had earlier also issued a statement claiming to have captured Kaya, Bindu, Kimba and Bazi areas.

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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  • 31 August 2017 07:36, by Rumbek S. Sudan

    This is a hit and run propaganda made by rebels and supported by Sudan tribune. Fake news has a lot of destruction in South Sudan. Look, how many times have rebels been saying that they are in full control of Pagak until UN confirmed it recently to be under control of government, there they kept quit. Now they are shifting to other propaganda. Shame on you rebels.

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  • 31 August 2017 08:41, by Dalta Cirea

    I wonder how we judge things in South Sudan. Sudan tribune is only trusted reporting Media for both country. But the problem is when it reports something in favour of IO,IG can criticize the Media and called propaganda and when it is in Favour of IG then IO called Propaganda.

    in that scenario, Sudan tribune is reporting the report that came from the front line not not their propagani

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    • 31 August 2017 10:06, by Majesty

      A rumormonger doesn’t make problem instead he’s responsible for spreading lies and aggravating situation. Sudan tribune like many other websites often rush to reporting without verifying themselves or even use commonsense. I’m not talking about this article but here we know many of Sudantribune reporting turn out to be wrong with some don’t even make sense in the first place.

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    • 31 August 2017 11:23, by Kuch

      Dalta Cirea,
      South Sudan is South Sudan, why don’t your criminals who often write these *polemic news* about South Sudan & the South Sudanese people don’t use "SOUTH SUDAN" instead of their use of their damned so-called SUDAN TRIBUNE & radio TAMAZUJ which are foreign propagandists mouth-pieces, out to destroy our country & our people>>>

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      • 31 August 2017 11:32, by Kuch

        SUDAN TRIBUNE is a foreign online tabloid edited in France * cloned so-called arab criminals of North Sudan. Radio TAMZUJ was created right after our CPA II in 2005, and this was solely to make unity of South Sudan & North Sudan attractive. But when South Sudan gains independence in 2011 against the odds of our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan. Then our enemies who used to sponsor>>>>

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        • 31 August 2017 11:41, by Kuch

          radio TAMZUJ & their SUANTRIBUNE propaganda machines took up destroying the Independence of South Sudan & the South Sudanese people as their fool time job. Fellows, the evil corporate America, the UK & France want *a Fashoda II incidence like-game* in our country. The evils want to colonize our country & our people like they have done to other countries like Congo, Central African rebulic (CAR)>>>

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          • 31 August 2017 11:49, by Kuch

            Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine & other countries that the evils want to Geo-politically football play games with their countries. Our Riek Machar fools, the criminals in the US, the UK, France, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus, their cloned arabs of North Sudan & some of their evils in between have stepped on the wrong people’s feet---the Sudanese men>>>>

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            • 31 August 2017 11:55, by Kuch

              or the Dinka/Jieng of the Sudan men to be precise fellows. Riek Machar fools. The US, the UK, France, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus and their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arabs states & some of their evil allies in between *covet our Nile & our Country* but we are going to bomb the evils out of our country once for all>>>

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              • 31 August 2017 12:02, by Kuch

                Fellows, the evil corporate America, the UK, their evil juus, their UN, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their evil allies in between love affair with our country & our people has gone too far. We are not equivalent with the evils. But they evils have taken our country & our people hostage like their former Hong Kong>>>

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                • 31 August 2017 12:06, by Kuch

                  Fellows, we are not going to leave with the evil corporate America, the UK, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their evil juus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their dirty intrigues in our country never ever. Fellows, watch this space, we are here.

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                  • 31 August 2017 12:31, by Kuch

                    Our Riek Machar fools, our country is *even equated with countries of *North Korea & Venezuela, Russia & other countries that don’t bow down & worship* their evil corporate America, the UK, France & some of their evil allies in between>>>

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                    • 31 August 2017 12:37, by Kuch

                      But we have informed you idiots time & time again that we are here, and we will never ever allow any rubbish to come & play game with our country & our people with their dirty cheap intrigues.

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  • 1 September 2017 09:16, by Eastern

    Well, Gulum[b]i, is an outpost along the Morobo-Yei road and an important link..

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