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S. Sudan rebels deny involvement of allies in Kaya attack


September 27, 2017(JUBA) – A South Sudanese armed opposition (SPLM-IO) official has denied claims that a Uganda rebel group fought alongside its troops during last month’s fighting in Kaya, a town located at South Sudan’s border with neighbouring Uganda.

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South Sudanese rebels pictured in Jonglei state on 31 January 2014 (Photo: Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

A Ugandan tabloid, the Red Pepper published a story on Wednesday claiming Ugandan rebels took part in the Kaya clashes.

But in an interview with Sudan Tribune, Col. Lam Paul Gabriel, the SPLM-IO deputy spokesperson, described the claims as “unfounded” propaganda.

“The SPLA- IO would like to clarify its position on the misinformation trending some social media outlets in Uganda like the Red pepper and theugandan.com.ug that [Uganda rebels] fought in Kaya-South Sudan. Such an accusation is false and baseless,” said Lam.

He added, “The SPLA-IO has been defending themselves from the aggressions of the rogue Juba regime since 2013 until current without foreign aid or military allies”.

The rebel official said the SPLA-IO, from the beginning of the conflict, never got mercenaries to support it and accused the media of bias.

The rebel group, Lam said, had no knowledge of either the existence or operations of any Ugandan rebel group in war-torn South Sudan.

Lam stressed that the entire SPLM-IO leadership stands with the government of Uganda in its efforts to revitalize what he described as the failed 2015 peace agreement mediated by regional leaders.


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  • 28 September 2017 09:05, by lou nuer

    That propaganda is proposed in South Sudan in order for them to get support militarly from M7 as he did some time back. SPLA IO never gain any support from other forces either opposition within Country or abroad since we have many opposition fighters and only IO fight Kiir regime the rest are destablized the IO movement they don’t have objective of toppling Kiir regime and Taban Deng Gai

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    • 28 September 2017 10:28, by Kush Natives

      lou nuer,
      Why blah blah blah, when you accused of mobilizing LRA? While your bandits or crossroads used to propagate the present of SPLA-N, JEM, SLM and M23 involved or fighting alongside the government forces in South Sudan, while none of those forces are existing in South Sudan soil. All of those nonsense propaganda was to mobilize Bashir, which exactly happened, but we defeated both of you in

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      • 28 September 2017 10:35, by Kush Natives

        Less than 12 months. Indeed LRA in fact is back on track now in western Equatoria region supported by your reckless rebellion. We have sent two battalions in 2006 to fight Joseph Kony in order free an Equatorian innocent civil populations in the villages, but it seems that you’re bringing him back now. The Equatorian are dumb too In order to realize what’s coming to their backyards.

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        • 28 September 2017 10:37, by Kush Natives

          Anyway, wait for us! We’re going to bomb everything in that designed jungles!

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        • 28 September 2017 16:15, by jubaone

          Bush Natives,
          Note; the majority of those that pounced and smacked the shit 💩 out the jienges in Kaya, Bazi, Gulumbi are Equatorians and they did it with limited resources. Now you jienges are squealing like frightened bush pigs and claiming foreigners helped IO. No buddy. Wait soon, more good news coming soon. 👊 bam jienge bandits.

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  • 28 September 2017 09:56, by James Bol Bol

    This attackers are enemies of peace that donot want peace in south Sudan,

    peace will come to south Sudan by all means and anyone that opposes peace God knows him/her and he/she will not do anything to demolish peace...

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    • 28 September 2017 14:03, by Eastern

      Whine on....Peace cannot come by all means. Peace comes through negotiation where ALL PARTIES ARE EQUAL STAKEHOLDERS...Short of that continue to whine..

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      • 28 September 2017 16:24, by jubaone

        Comrade Cdr Eastern,
        The jienge enemies of peace are desperately calling for their patron and mentor M7 to rush in aid by claiming LRA did help IO. Jienge Bullshit. In 2014 when the Nuer White Army nearly busted the shit 💩 out of them in Mangalla-Bor road, they sent SOS to UPDF. Since then, SPLA-N, JEM hirelings and mercenaries are helping them.

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    • 28 September 2017 14:05, by Eastern

      Whine on...Peace cannot come to South Sudan by all means. Peace can only be achieved through negotiation where ALL STAKEHOLDERS ARE EQUAL...Short of that, continue whining..

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  • 28 September 2017 10:22, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    And who don’t that clear support?
    Ugandan rebels LRA, are supporting arms groups operation in South Sudan since day one.

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