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Fresh fighting erupts between South Sudan rival forces


South Sudan's army soldiers drive in a truck on the frontline in Panakuach, Unity state April 24, 2012. (Reuters Photo)

April 19, 2018 (RUBKONA) – Fresh fighting erupted between South Sudan’s two main rival forces, with each side accusing the other of violating the ceasefire accord.

In a statement issued on Friday, the deputy military spokesperson for the armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO), Lam Paul Gabriel accused the Juba regime’s forces of allegedly carrying out offensives against their troops.

"The regime’s forces are on the offensive against the SPLA IO in Wunulyet- near Juba and Gezira in Rubkona county. Details will follow later as fighting is still ongoing" he said.

The spokesperson for government army, Brigadier Lul Ruai Koang admitted on Thursday that their forces engaged in heavy fighting with rebels in Gezira town.

The latest fighting, he said, violates the ceasefire accord both sides had signed.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced in South Sudan’s worst ever violence since its independence in July 2011.

Early this week, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) said the third round of peace talks, initially scheduled for April 26-30 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has now been postponed until next month.


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  • 20 April 2018 09:10, by Midit Mitot

    All Freedom fighters camps should be alert, because the blood thirsty regime of Juba is now desperate to launch an offensive against IO before rain.

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    • 21 April 2018 09:40, by South South

      Midit Mitot,

      You are sleeping deep, maybe because you are in USA or Canada. Rainy season started in March in all parts of Equatoria, in part of Bhar Gazal, rainy season started already. IO has no towns or cities it controls in South Sudan to be attacked.

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      • 21 April 2018 16:15, by jubaone

        South South
        It’s strategically stupid, economically and logistically unsustainable for IO to capture and administer a town. The IO’s strategy is to make the towns ungovernable and force the jienge regime to spend all resources on war at the expense of services to the people. Now civil servants have gone for almost one year without salaries, inflation at 700%, that is the strategy.

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        • 21 April 2018 17:45, by South South


          This is great from you to say that IO’s Riek has no towns and cities it control. I would love to tell you that IO’s Riek has no soldiers too. All Nuers are in Juba with Taban. As for civil servants for not been paid for month. Your uncles are going to be the first to cry. Shut an old man.

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          • 21 April 2018 19:05, by jubaone

            South South
            Those in Juba with nus-Jellaba Taban are "nyagateen" and not "Nuers" there’s a difference here. Just as there are "jienges" and "Dinkas". Jienges are uncouth, savages and dirty you are one of them. A Dinka is Dr. Garang; learned, articulate and cultured. There a whole range of jienges and few Dinkas. Got the difference ya Aryan jienge?

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            • 21 April 2018 21:14, by South South


              I am glad you can not reply to anything real. Rebellion is dead. Dirty people including you who smell monkey poop will not learn anything from their mistakes. They are still opening their dirty mouths and make empty noises everyday, who care!!!!!

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  • 20 April 2018 09:49, by Sunday Junup

    IGAD is no longer serious about peace thinking that IO has lost in battle, therefore IO should speak using bullet to tell the world that they are still inside South Sudan.

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  • 20 April 2018 10:32, by Theallseeingeye

    I think all this manifestation of perfect co-ordination established as a result of the recent meeting between the IGAD and the Government in Juba. the motive is to postponed the HLRF long enough until the end of the dry season, this will give the government chance to march on opposition during this dry season then resume the talks at the beginning of rainy season and then stress on cease fire...

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    • 20 April 2018 10:38, by Theallseeingeye

      this will give the government an advantage to weaken the opposition’s position and also by stressing on ceasefire during rainy season would prevent the opposition to retaliate and cause much damage to the gov given that oppositions normally have an advantage of rainy season. I think the IGAD is not for peace, they are only their to manipulate the outcome of this war for the government.

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  • 21 April 2018 11:06, by Kush Natives

    Peace is going on well, only confused elements are still believing in a lost battle, shame on rebels who’re messing up civilians in the villages just for survival.

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    • 21 April 2018 16:22, by jubaone

      Bush Natives,
      If you mean peace with nyagat Taban, then disband HLRF and forget about everything. Go develop your junk jiengestans and let all your jienge-runaways to return. The opposition does NOT care about your peace, they care about their peace based on ARCISS 2015. Kokora or federalism is the only solution and Equatoria won’t babysit you for ever. Grow up ya Aryan jienge and go home.

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  • 21 April 2018 11:28, by Games

    Kush Shit
    Even in your own village in the Bor-South, there are no peace. Clans-intra-fighting, Murle Youth in your ass. Your SPL section has been lossing every single battle against IO. IGAD had postponed the whole peace process to give your falling government to disappear on Earth

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  • 21 April 2018 16:49, by Theone


    You seem to celebrate the suffering of people of South Sudan(civilians)
    No matter what the economy is, the government and their families will not feel it, Only the poor who have nothing to do with war will suffer (are suffering)

    Your celebration is DISGUSTING!!

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    • 21 April 2018 18:07, by jubaone

      That is a stupid assertion. Perhaps our people are responsible themselves for having allowed such worthless leaders to keep oppressing. Civilians especially young men MUST choose with their legs. Go and join the opposition and kick the shit 💩 out these bastards. No one will change the status quo except the oppressed alone.

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      • 22 April 2018 00:04, by Theone


        There is a say (a devil you know & the devil you don’t know)
        But in the case of South Sudan,there are many devils we know,some more dangerous than others. Government is the less devil right now.

        Put Lam Akol and Riak in power and they will sell your family to Jellaba in open market. They did it before.

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