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S. Sudan rebels accuse gov’t troops of executing civilians


Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers singing pro-war song (AFP file photo)

January 23, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s armed in opposition faction allied to the country’s former first vice president, Riek Machar have accused government forces of allegedly executing innocent civilians who crossed into different territories around Yei River state.

During a meeting with members of the Ceasefire Transitional Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM), the armed opposition’s deputy spokesperson, Col. Lam Paul Gabriel, released a recorded video allegedly showing pro-government troops blocking civilians from crossing into what was believed to be rebel-held areas.

Sudan Tribune could not, however, verify the authenticity of the video released.

The rebel official accused the coalition government of dishonouring the cessation of hostilities agreement signed in December last year.

“We respect the cessation of hostilities [agreement], but want the ceasefire to be honoured by the government,” Lam told CTSAMM team.

Violation of the agreement by the government indicates to the mediators and regional leaders that they do not want a peaceful resolution of the conflict in the young nation, he stressed.

On Monday, the head of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), Festus Mogae, urged the main warring factions involved in the South Sudanese conflict should respect the ceasefire agreement they signed on 21 December 2017.

Mogae, in a statement, also demanded that all the parties fully respect and comply with the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access.

Signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the ceasefire deal was broken immediately after it took effect on 24 December. Each of the warring factions in the war-torn nation blamed the other for violations, despite previous agreements suffering a similar fate.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and more than two million displaced in South Sudan’s worst-ever violence since July 2011. In August 2015, a peace accord signed between the rival leaders led to the establishment of a transitional national unity government in April but was shattered by renewed clashes in July 2016.


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  • 24 January 07:09, by Sunday Junup

    Yes, CTSAMM has found the evident now the ball at your hand.

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    • 24 January 07:28, by South South

      Sunday Junup,

      Who says what IO has is a correct one to rely on it? Even Sudantribune is not sure about this video.

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      • 24 January 08:56, by Sunday Junup

        South South,
        It is Juba who has false information recording bought by Malong and now is used by NS in Juba. Rebel has no capacity to forge videos or Voices. What they have is reality taken using smart phones. Sudan-tribune did not said they are not sure but they said they did not verify.

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        • 24 January 10:18, by Kush Natives

          Sunday Junup,
          Why always blah blah blah? Why not accept defeat? The government never targeted and will never do harm to an innocent civil populations in their respective areas. Rebels are is always just doing an opposites of what I just said. Why didn’t you the rebels rescued those displaced people in order to enhance your evidence? Peaceful solution to such conflict is still our aims in the gov

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        • 24 January 12:23, by South South

          Sunday Junup,
          If Sudantribune has not verified this news from rebel, then it is a trash. I can do video and show it to the people, desperate rebels are trying to find anything. Let’s all support the peace.

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          • 24 January 14:32, by The Rhino

            South South or South Shit,

            You and that idiot Kus Natives are both Dinka morons with heads down their ass’s.Why do you keep supporting a government that murders its own citizens?You can’t deny all these gruesome atrocities committed by your tribal regime.You bastards are using states resources and money to butcher innocent South Sudanese.1).December 2013—you murdered in cold blood Nuers ....

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            • 24 January 14:40, by The Rhino

              ..citizens in Juba.2).April 2015—you looted,raped,burned,killed and forced desperate civilians to eat human flesh in Unity State.3).October 2015—your regime coordinated summery killings of unarmed civilians in Wonduruba and Meridi,after looting,raping,torturing and burning down their belongings.4).July 2016 to January 2017—your Dinka government committed another mass murder in Yei river State..

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              • 24 January 14:49, by The Rhino

                ..Central Equatoria,with same patterns...loot,rape and cold blood murder where innocent civilians were burned alive.We all remember images of burned dead bodies with arms tight behind their backs.In Wau and Pajok also innocent South Sudanese were mass murdered, and still there are unknown mass graves across Equatoria and Upper Nile,places without access yet. Now for you bastards "South South and..

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                • 24 January 14:59, by The Rhino

                  ...Kus Natives" sitting there before your computers writing shit and denying facts about what your useless murder government did and still doing in South Sudan is abhorrent and disgusting not only before innocent South Sudanese but the world and God himself.We will never forgive or forget the crimes you’ve committed or still committing in South Sudan.

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                  • 24 January 15:20, by Kush Natives

                    The Rhino,
                    We MUST controls our temper momentum a little bit, running out of control so easiest demonstrate that you rebels are not after peaceful solution of our country. AS Mr. South South said, if sudantribune unable verify the video, then why are folks making it worse? We in the government are requiring an evident, so that we admit the facts period.
                    Otherwise, let’s all accept the fact that,

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                    • 24 January 15:23, by Kush Natives

                      >>>con_ peace is the only viable alternative option to end the conflict in our country regardless noises that you’re making in the bushes.

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                      • 24 January 16:57, by The Rhino

                        Kus Natives or Kus idiot,

                        Don’t you get it?Everybody desperately needs peace in South Sudan,the real PEACE not your Jieng junk fake peace.You fucking Jienges are after a rotten,one-sided modified peace which only favors you Dinkas...this will never happen! In fact the viable solution to bring real peace is to destroy your Jieng republic and cut South Sudan into three States, Equatoria...

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                        • 24 January 17:01, by The Rhino

                          ...Upper Nile and Bahr El Gazal,we go separate ways...that for me is total peace,understood, good!

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              • 24 January 16:28, by South South

                The Rihno/Karma,
                You need to control yourself wicked. Give evidences of all these trash things you mentioned.

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                • 24 January 19:37, by The Rhino

                  South Shit,

                  Concentrate and write properly what you mean,Dinka bastard! Look,such people are the ones leading the country...fuck! As I previously said,you Jienges must be taken down on slow waltz through HELL.In Hinduism and Buddism, Karma is the previous state of existence...transposition between life and death,more or less about reincarnation to the new life after death.Just think about it....

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                  • 24 January 19:52, by The Rhino

                    ...maybe its the innocent souls you Dinkas/Jienges have murdered now acting in mysterious ways through your misspellings.Idiot "South South",..never underestimate innocent souls, they always come back in all forms and from every corner i.e.They haunt..asking questions and giving you sleepless nights, so deal with it, Dinka moron!

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            • 24 January 15:53, by jubaone

              We are at war of attrition with sub-humans and you don’t expect mercy once in their hands. By the same token, should you get a jienge smite him and urinate into his mouth like what our forefathers did with their enemies. That simple. It’s war time and there’s payback time coming; now, 3, 5, 10, 50 yrs. They are enemies. Full stop ?

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              • 24 January 16:40, by South South

                Please that man called Rhino alone. He is Mr. Karma. Support people in South Sudan so that we all can have good future. I do not think Eqatoruans have enemies. They are very peaceful people

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              • 24 January 18:08, by The Rhino


                Exactly,...in that order!No mercy with these sub-humans. Dinkas/Jienges are fucking backstabbers,they kill you the moment you embrace them.If you happen to have any association with them for whatever reasons,better make sure you always have an exit plan i.e. preferably embark on preemptive measures early enough and deal with them first before they kill you.We must adjust ourselves to...

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                • 24 January 18:15, by The Rhino

                  ...these realities and norms on the ground...crucially life important... come 50, 100 or more years from now, full stop!!!

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                  • 24 January 21:02, by South South

                    The Rhino,

                    What did I say wrong Mr. KARAMA? I feel bad about you KARAMA, sorry.

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                • 24 January 19:06, by jubaone

                  There’s a jienge saying "if you find an upturned calabash on your path, pick it up for you may need it to fetch water, but if you find a helpless man lying half dead, do not lift him up for once he’s healthy he may turn around and harm you". We accepted and helped them in numbers in Equatoria now we’re paying the price.

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                  • 24 January 21:18, by The Rhino


                    Thats it,"Ti karen ti Matat likang, Monye gweja, pureni pura!" We must first sort out our own problems in Equatoria,especially we the Bari speakers, before we pick up any ungrateful animal along the way.Full stop!!!

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