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S. Sudanese rebels want killings in Mundri, Kajo-Keji probed

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November 25, 2017 (KAMPALA) - South Sudanese rebels have called for investigations into the killing of civilians in Kajo-Keji and Mundri, following the recent clashes in the area between the rival forces.

The deputy rebel spokesperson, Lam Paul Gabriel claimed government forces targeted civilians in operations against the armed opposition troops.

“The SPLA-IO [Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In-Opposition] condemns these atrocities committed by the government towards civilians. We are calling upon Human Rights Watch, the IGAD [Intergovernmental Authority on Development], United Nations and the international community to investigate these incidents and bring those responsible to justice,” said Lam.

According to the rebel official, government forces stationed in Jale, an area within Kajo-Keji county “slaughtered” four civilians in a territory which borders Afoji in Moyo district and Jale in South Sudan.

One of those during the attack, he told Sudan Tribune, was a Ugandan national.

“This came as a result of the national dialogue committee’s visit to the West Nile region of Uganda to convince the refugees to go back to their home in South Sudan, claiming there is peace,” said Lam.

Sudan Tribune could, however, not independently verify the rebels’ claims.

Lam further said 15 civilians, including five women and three children were allegedly killed by government forces in Mundri county.

He calls on the international community and regional leaders to hold the government accountable for the killings in the war-torn East African country.

Over a million people have fled South Sudan since conflict erupted in December 2013 when President Salva Kiir sacked Machar from the vice-presidency. Tens of thousands of people have been killed and nearly two million displaced in South Sudan’s worst violence since it seceded from Sudan in 2011.

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  • 26 November 2017 07:17, by Mayendit

    I think the Equatorians, politicians, Elders, communities leaders, Officials Sons of Equatorians in government must come to realization time and says, enough is enough and told all Equatorians rebels not to be fools by Nuers who are addicted to rebellion Idea. Their lands have been used by Upper Nile citizens so that, Equatoria communities must shares destruction of properties, lives lost etc.

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    • 26 November 2017 09:09, by jubaone

      Mayendit,
      That is stupid. What the Equatorians need is to stop bickering and agonizing, they should simply revenge and go hunt down any MTN. We are at war and even this ND is just jienge ploy. Equatorians must be very stupid to trust a jienge. A trustworthy jienge is a dead one. Period.

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      • 26 November 2017 18:28, by jubaone

        The opposition is NOT serious. Who, how, where and when are these probes supposed to be conducted? There are lots of questions than answers and so this will just end up and the poor victims are done with. What the opposition is supposed to do is to protect civilians and ensure jienge killers are either kept away or liquidated when captured. That simple

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        • 26 November 2017 21:16, by Kuch

          And where are these so-called South Sudanese rebels operating to in our country? Non that l know of to be honest.

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        • 26 November 2017 23:40, by Kush Natives

          jubaone,
          The Equatorian opposition forces that you’re always referring to as to eliminate government forces is not existing. The few elements that leftover places the civilians as their human shield, that’s why civilians always strapped at cross fires. They need to evacuate the areas, so that the government protect civilians, if they can’t handle it anymore period. Why always pretending?

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      • 29 November 2017 17:40, by South Sudan National Dialogue

        jubaone, you say "this ND is just jienge ploy."

        it’s not — it’s an independent body supported and financed by the UN. Just because Kiir initiated it doesn’t mean it’s a govt body.

        Here’s the explanation (assuming you even care and you’re not just doing IO propaganda):

        https://www.ssnationaldialogue.org/how-national-dialogue-works/

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  • 29 November 2017 17:37, by South Sudan National Dialogue

    "“This came as a result of the national dialogue committee’s visit to the West Nile region of Uganda to convince the refugees to go back to their home in South Sudan, claiming there is peace,” said Lam."

    We have documented the entirety of Uganda consultations. Never was it suggested by us or anyone else that refugees to "go back to their homes"

    https://goo.gl/UsjuSL

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