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SPLM-IO accuses S. Sudan army of carrying out fresh attack in Yei


April 28, 2018 (JUBA) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) Sunday said the government forces have resumed attacks on their position in Yei River State in Central Equatoria.

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"Today from about 8:30 am Juba regime forces at their artillery base in Ronyi, 4 miles Yei-Kaya road aimlessly and heavily shelled SPLA-IO territories in and around Mugwo and Otogo payams in Yei River County," said Wayi Godwill Edward, a rebel spokesperson in the region.

Edward added that to indiscriminate shelling took place following an announcement at local radio on Saturday saying the army would conduct a testing exercise of their artilleries on Sunday morning.

On Friday and Saturday, the UN peacekeeping operation in South Sudan and the Joint monitoring body condemned the increase of violence in the country in violation of the ceasefire agreement signed in December 2017.

The two agencies said the fighting intensified in Unity, Jonglei and Central Equatoria pointing to the devastating impact on thousands of civilians and on humanitarian agencies.

The Joint Monitoring Evaluation Commission (JMEC) asked the ceasefire body (CTSAMM) to investigate the attacks and also urged to release 10 aid workers abducted around Yei town.

The SPLM-Io urged the CTSAMM to immediately probe the attack and hold accountable the perpetrators of the attack, underscoring it represents a clear breach of the cessation of hostilities.


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  • 30 April 2018 03:47, by Kuch

    These losers have not a single village to call their base let alone allowing the SPLA to waste it munitions on those highway thieves.

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  • 30 April 2018 06:30, by Lenin Bull

    Rebels were defeated since 2014-2015. What is being experienced today in South Sudan are just bandits and highways criminals who have employed fake spokespersons in neighboring countries who report nonsense to international media. The government should take the war to these hide-out criminal spokespersons so that they shut up. Kagame style and strategy!

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    • 30 April 2018 12:15, by Malakal county Simon

      Lenin fool

      Please dont confuse yourself or being confuse by dramatized (Kuch/ the slave from Bor. Here your declaring war that you will never win and the same time, your supporting peace?? Which one is which?? Please sit down and ask yourself, what do i really want....

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  • 30 April 2018 06:35, by Lenin Bull

    Gen.Isaac Mamur, and Gen.Akol Koor should assign their damned bloody boys to hunt for these criminal spokespersons and rebel leaders hiding in Kampala, Nairobi, Addis, Khartoum, Egypt, Dar el salam, USA, Australia, Canada, UK, Norway, Poland, Belgium, etc. This new strategy will end the fake aimless war in South Sudan.

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  • 30 April 2018 06:39, by Lenin Bull

    No country in this world get lectured to by another stupid country when it comes to defense of its sovereignty, independence and security. Those who have done national security and strategic studies know this clear fact.It is a "zero-sum game "!

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  • 30 April 2018 10:31, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    What do people normally gain in the fresh attacks, every attack is fresh in south Sudan, do u guys lack fresh ideas or things in general, I am feed up of atrocities in Junub

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    • 30 April 2018 14:35, by wau nar

      Fresh attack meant they need fresh free things from un to feed themselves over there.

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      • 1 May 2018 09:33, by Don-Don Malith Rual

        Wau nar; then let those who are doing dirty business on our people go to Geneva, the UN head Quarters to get feeding from there and leave alone our innocent Civilian

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  • 1 May 2018 05:56, by Trouble

    We don’t wish Salva Kiir sickness but we wish him being captured alive by mighty SPLA IO gallant forces under the leadership of next president of New Sudan Dr Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon. Those keep barking like dogs wishing Dinka President sickness please keep your reservation to yourselves let’s see eye to eye in front lines of the jungle good luck everyone. We have big case to settle with Jieng pp

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