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South Sudan's army soldiers drive in a truck on the frontline in Panakuach, Unity state April 24, 2012. (Reuters Photo)
June 30, 2018 (JUBA) - With the start of the permanent ceasefire in South Sudan on Saturday, the warring parties traded accusations of attacks in Wau state.

The SPLM-IO deputy spokesperson Lam Paul Gabriel issued a statement claiming that the government army on Saturday morning carried out an attack on their position in Mlboro, Wau State.

"The aggressors came from Wau and Aweil on 14 Land Cruisers, 3 Woral trucks and 4 APCs. This happened just hours after the ceasefire takes effect. The fight is still ongoing as I write," Gabriel said.

However, the South Sudanese army rejected the claim saying Mlboro has been under the control of the SPLA since 2016.

Further, the SPLA spokesperson Lul Ruai Koang issued a statement accusing the rebel SPLA-IO of launching a series of attacks across the country seeking "to gain more territories" before the ceasefire comes into effect.

Koang said in the early hours of June 30, 2018 the rebel fighters launched coordinated attacks on the SPLA’s positions in Southern Liech State, Northern Liech State; Northern Upper Nile State, and Yei River State.

The government army "repulsed all the attacks and remained in their defensive positions in compliance with the permanent ceasefire agreement;" he further said.

Also, the South Sudanese government released audio recordings of four telephone conversations allegedly between rebel commanders to capture Buaw area in Northern Liech State before the ceasefire.

For his part, SPLA-IO deputy spokesperson Gabriel said the Leer-based government forces on Friday attacked their position in Rubkuay in order to reach "Koch County where they want to control Koch border through Thaker Payam".

The two military spokespersons called on the ceasefire mechanism to investigate the attacks.

The head of the UN operation in South Sudan David Shearer told reporters Saturday that they "haven’t got details of how the ceasefire will play out, exactly how the mechanisms for monitoring the ceasefire will occur".

He said confident that the monitoring body, the CTSAMM, can do the job and pointed they provide all the needed logistical support to the ceasefire observers to reach their locations and host them in the UNMISS sites.

"But we would envisage CTSAMM being the main mechanism for monitoring the ceasefire and ensuring that once it is being monitored that any culprits or any breakers of the ceasefire are named and announced," he stressed.

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  • 1 July 01:00, by One people

    Stupid people will never learn anything in this world. Why are you accusing each other offer some wrongdoing instead of fixing it, ya junubin please you need to listen and learn from your mistakes so you can build yourself to the world level. What kind of brain that God gave us? If we don’t be careful, than one day we will go back to slavery life again

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    • 1 July 13:33, by Jongo

      Your are right Bra Kuch Shame on us really we proof to the entire world that we are the stone age people,uncivilized & semi literate the whole world is watching us for being young nation as we reflect the ugly face of South Sudanese Now we trust nobody & non of these two war lords will bring peace to SS so both must go or all of us must go to fight last dirty fight before awaking our conscious

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  • 1 July 04:40, by Mayendit

    Mr. Gabriel Lam Paul.
    Just make your lies to the air but one day, you will be caught alive to says what you have airing wrongful. Northern Upper Nile State, SPLA IO attacked villages killing 15 civilians and wounded 23 more others. In Northern Liech State, the SPLA IO loots livestock of civilians and in Southern Liech State, the SPLA made attacked on civilians and took livestock its not violation?

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    • 1 July 06:10, by Kuch

      Mayendit,
      Mr. Gabriel Lam Paul is not the one who often post these outrageous propaganda machines you always read here on SUDAN TRIBUNE. Remember Mr. Mayendit that SUDAN TRIBUNE & radio TAMAZUJ have no offices here in South Sudan. They operate in North Sudan. And the ’stories’ they always post here are oftentimes ’made up’ stories>>>

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      • 1 July 07:32, by Kuch

        and these fake stories are ’ghost written’ on behave of some South Sudanese or North Sudanese who have sold their souls to evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan, their their evil juus and some of their creepy allies in between>>>

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  • 1 July 09:37, by Joseph Canada

    Didn’t I say this yesterday? These two people will never bring peace to South Sudan unless they are both Removed. They should stop their tribal revange and land grabbing so that others can actually do the work to have peace. Acusations of each other will never bring peace.

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    • 1 July 09:53, by Joseph Canada

      The reall South Sudanese poor young men, women and children are the ones killed but not Kiir and Riek’s family members. Their children are running after beer,men and drugs outside South Sudan. They don’t care what happens to South Sudanes but their own wealth and Beer in Expensive hotels and casinos.

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  • 1 July 21:22, by Nairobimitot

    Games, you and South Sudan should keep your word in the internet media. Your words are disgraceful, and the people will not stand by your words, nobody likes your words. Your words are failing our country because anybody that does not want peace is a tribal (hall mindset). Let me tell you about the peace in case you do not know what it means to have peace in the country. Having Peace is about the unity of the people who have agreed to work together to safeguards their country interests and their future survival. So, IF Games and South Sudan, keep saying that Salva Kiir is a Dinka and we do not want him, how are you going to make peace in your country. Do you want to make peace after you are gone and no longer living in this World? You are followers of Satan, and we will call put you in prison if you do not want peace and respect for other fellows South Sudanese. You need to understand that the people of South Sudan are one people living in their country full of resources. If you do not like your country and do not want peace, then, get out. We will cut you out because you only like to live in foreign countries. Your ideas are bad for our country because of you just like Nuer and not your people of South Sudan. That is the reason you are going to fail, and all your words and you will be thrown out, and you will be outcasting.
    You need to change your attitude when it is time for peace because all South Sudanese are going to benefit and live a good life whenever the peace has come home through the genuine peace agreement.RE

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