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Clashes between S. Sudan army factions leave dozens wounded in Mayom county

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May 31, 2018 (MAYOM) - Heavy clashes occurred on Thursday between two South Sudanese army factions in Mayom county, leaving dozens dead and several others wounded, a resident said.

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James Makuey a resident of the area has told Sudan Tribune that the fighting was between forces loyal to South Sudan army Gen. Buay Rolyang and a group allied to Mathew Puljang in Mayom.

“As we speak now, fighting is still going on and so many people have died,” he said, adding that a number of civilians have been injured.

Another resident, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the attack on Buay’s residence caused a split within the military.

“The fighting has stopped for a while, but all forces from both sides are within the town. No one was defeated and it seems they are waiting for reinforcement somewhere,” he said.

The military has not officially reacted to the latest fighting in Mayom county.

The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM), in a new report, said South Sudan army and rebels massacred civilians, burned children alive and gang-raped women, despite a ceasefire agreed upon in December last year.

The 14 CTSAMM are yet to be publicly released despite pledges by regional leaders to have violators of the ceasefire accord punished.

However, both the South Sudanese government and rebels dismissed the report.

Tens of thousands have been killed in South Sudan’s war, which began in December 2013 with fighting been soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, and Machar, an ethnic Nuer. More than 3 million people have been displaced due to the civil war, while aid agencies say about 5 million people are food insecure.

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  • 1 June 09:17, by Malakal county Simon

    Nuerwews vs Nuerwews,

    Well-done Bul-Nuers, for killings one another on behave JCE/slaves

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    • 1 June 09:36, by Khent

      Malakal

      Which is no different to what your entire tribe did on Khartoum’s behalf during the North-South war... And yet you want to throw around the word slave as an insult. Your people only returned in 2006 after decades of slavery for certain Nuer sections and 13 years for the rest.

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  • 1 June 10:59, by Naath

    Saliva Kiir dogs of Mayom are killing themselves over the dogs food. Mayom is the strong hold of Slaves and Bul terrorists

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  • 1 June 11:15, by Ram Mi Ran

    Dogs are fighting themselves in Mayom county over food. Let them finish themselves,they are all killer, terrorists, food lovers, greedy, betrayers,traitors, spies,defectors, collaborators, turncoats and deserters.

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  • 1 June 12:13, by Kush Natives

    We’re going to check on what’s happening exactly, up-to now, we don’t know what’s going on in Mayom. That place has been a center of attention to disagreement since 1947. Just wait folks, we will assure you soon!

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  • 1 June 12:33, by Eastern

    Well done folks! This is the price you will continue to pay if don’t remain principled.

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    • 1 June 12:38, by South South

      Eastern,

      We did have 100 militias from Equatoria who were fighting a long side with Islamic government of Khartoum during our liberation war, so what principle do we have in Eqautoria?

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      • 1 June 13:03, by Eastern

        South South,

        Welcome, boy! Those Equatorian militias were fighting in defence of their people. Once the jenge were ousted from Equatoria during Kokora, they left Juba and other urban areas in Equatoria with a bitter taste in their mouth. The only way for them to pay back was to flock to join SPLA in Ethiopia and Equatoria became the soft target for the tribal rebel outfit.

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        • 1 June 13:04, by Eastern

          ....The principle of Equatorian having confidence in managing themselves is still alive. The call for Federalism is the new headache you will continue to nurse.

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  • 1 June 17:43, by lino

    Konyo Konyo Regime in Juba of Gen. Kiir and Taban are harvesting their products!!! More is yet to come! When you dig a hole yourself, remember one day, it will be your own grave!!!

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