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South Sudan rebel accuses government of fresh attacks in various locations


January 19, 2018 (JUBA) - The main rebel movement under the overall leadership of the exiled former first vice president in South Sudan has Friday issued a statement giving details of continued military offensives on their positions by the government forces in multiple places across the country.

Col. Lam Paul Gabriel, SPLA IO Deputy Military Spokesperson, according to a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, claimed government forces on Friday morning attacked their base in Pogee as their forces were coming from Pajok where they are stationed since April last year.

The government forces he described as "aggressors" were repulsed with loss, resulting in the death of 7 and several wounded. The clashes have once again displaced the civilians who had returned back from refugee camps in Uganda.

The attack allegedly followed a meeting in which the governor of Imatong state Tobiol Oromo reportedly agreed with the commanding officer of the government forces in Pajok Maj Gen Gildo Oling where Divison 7 is stationed to clear the state of the presence of the armed opposition forces.

“At about 9:40 AM this morning, the regime’s forces teamed up with JEM militias and attacked our military base in Dulu near Raga Town and up to now the fight is still ongoing and has spread up to the IDP camp in our controlled areas. Women and children have been scattered into the bushes seeking for safety,” the statement reads.

The statement further claimed that another attack was carried on Friday morning at 9:40 am by the government forces from Yei town at their base in Minyori, 5 miles on Yei-Maridi road. This attack, according to the rebel official, was repulsed, forcing the government forces to regroup themselves with reinforcement from Yei town and the fight has resumed in Minyori.

“The regime’s governor of Yei River State has ordered his county commissioners to go to their counties. This is a direct declaration of war with the SPLA-IO. As a result, the regime plans to attack our positions in Mudeba, Kinyira and Kupera in Yei River State," the statement adds.

The statement further spoke about an attack by government forces from Mundri on their positions in Bangalo on Thursday. "Their aim is to proceed to Tore Awandi and Diko which are all under the control of the SPLA IO. Louise Lobong Lajore, Governor of Kapoeta state has also sent a contingent of the regime’s forces to attack our positions in and around New Site".

Sudan Tribune was unable to independently verify the veracity of the reports and attempt to reach the spokesman of the government was unsuccessful despite repeated calls to the known number.


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  • 19 January 22:32, by lino

    What happened to the agreement signed last December, 2017???
    War again!!!

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    • 20 January 06:28, by Eastern

      Kiir honours no agreement.......

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  • 20 January 01:44, by Koryom2

    Do these idiot rebels have brains if they damn still exist in our country really? The idiots have been told that their foreign masters of the US, the UK & their UN & NGOs using them as pawns & puppets to wreck South Sudan apart don’t give a damn about them. They are just after our oil fields, land & our Nile waters & to fight China’s present in our country by proxy>>>

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    • 20 January 01:53, by Koryom2

      but anyhow, the level of stupidity & foolishness some of our citizenry & even some our leaders have towards their foreign masters like the US, the UK, their UN & NGOs would surely destroy this country some day. Their foreign US master like the US even called the African countries "shitholes" a few days ago:https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/12/unkind-divisive-elitist-international-outcry

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      • 20 January 02:02, by Koryom2

        Even a country like Australia came out a few week ago targeting the South Sudanese people with an horrendous barrage of bullying bordering an obtuse racism>>>

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        • 20 January 02:13, by Koryom2

          sprear-headed by Australia & immigration minister & lapped up by the Australia tabloids. But as usual, our South Sudanese idiots are not reading in between the lines that their damn white people are not our uncles but our true enemies: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/who-are-australia-s-south-sudanese

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          • 20 January 02:19, by Koryom2

            But as usual, our South Sudanese fools are still not discerning the reasons as to why the US, the UK, their UN, NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between are so fixated on our country & our people has nothing to do with their love of our country & our people, but they are just after our resources, land & our Nile waters>>>>

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            • 20 January 02:31, by Koryom2

              but their so-called humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping business & their human rights business bullsh*ts. Some of our South Sudanese idiots do not know that their white Americans & Europeans killed off the indigenous Americans, Canadians, Australians et al to near extinction. And so why do some of our South Sudanese fools not discerning the greatest sinister project being played>>>

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              • 20 January 02:44, by Koryom2

                around against our country & our people. It is because of pure ignorant & foolishness. Fools like Raila Odinga & Co. who are being used by the same evils from the US, the UK, their UN, NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between, who have been using these sellout Kenyan fools to crawl their evil selves into Kenya & indeed into our East African countries are now trying to understand that their US

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                • 20 January 03:07, by Koryom2

                  the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their allies after all, but African monsters who often use some African fools to their own advantage on the disguise of their damn so-called democracy. My South Sudanese fools, here is what our so-called uncles from the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies are up to in our country>>>

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  • 20 January 04:58, by Mayendit

    The spokesman of the SPLA IO, Lam Paul Gabriel and his boss commanding in the bushes are wasting their time while, the majority of Nuers who are in communities, educators and the relatives of these rebels have stood up that, war was wrong, the rebels leader was wrong and the way movement run was also wrong. Now the Nuers relatives of those rebels are calling their Sons to abandoned Riek Machar

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  • 20 January 05:09, by Mayendit

    I would like to informing those diehard supporting Riek Machar and the formation of his rebellious history. I had many friends in Nuers societies and I was told that, the majority of Nuers right now have come to finally realization that, their Son Dr. Riek Machar Teny had brought killing, suffering, properties damaged and the most importantly, the refugees who runs to different nations need peace.

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    • 20 January 10:25, by jubaone

      All these atrocities are not happening in jiengeland which has NO war, yet the jienges are not able to even develop their junk states, what is wrong? Don’t play the peaceful idiot when peace even means nothing to you. Riak is not the problem, the greedy Jienge us the problem and has turned our beautiful country into a "shit 💩 hole" country.

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  • 20 January 05:27, by Mayendit

    Mr. Lam Paul Gabriel.
    The people of South Sudanese have lost trust on you guys and the Eastern Africa countries are getting tired always hearing South Sudan’s rebels and belief me or not. There will be no another peace agreement for renegotiation any more because there are some part from SPLA IO that, were members of this movement which they have managed to remain and the world recognizing them .

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  • 20 January 07:48, by lou nuer

    As your name stated like your county Mayendit. The mentality of your stupidity in your county you determined others people objectives as Dr.Riek rebellion? Please stop your nonsense comments here. We shall fights you till the end of the game no surrender please. You destroyed Bentiu you are now planning to destroyed Lou Nuer land. Resistance in the areas is more than any body. Lou Nuer

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  • 20 January 07:53, by lou nuer

    Again Koryom 2
    Please, there will be a time whereby you will not even be online because you have nothing to post regarding your dictatorship of your Dinka minded. We shall win this war, by all means, believe me. Even though you’re together with that Nuer wew it doesn’t matter. It was stated clearly in the Bible that the beginning is better than the end of the game look and see how is it going.

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  • 20 January 08:22, by @you

    We have a special gift for you
    That will make you thinking all
    The times & it will be there for
    100 years.
    Forget about to be in power for
    200 years:
    If I ask you how Many years remain
    For your evil act?
    You may say 100 years & you don’t
    Know the fire become near to your
    Beard yah m.r kirr:
    You remember D.R machar when he solve
    Your disagreement with DR grang only
    & today you don’t want him

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  • 20 January 08:43, by @you

    To Lou nuer

    My friend these people are using
    Their tails to think not their mind
    They don’t know thing will Change:
    They thought Gad mahar is their HIV
    Symptom not knowing he is thier

    Yala amchu numu

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  • 20 January 09:38, by @you


    Gad machar ?
    Gad mahar ×

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