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Fighting erupts around South Sudan’s Wau town


July 20, 2018 (WAU) - Heavy fighting on Friday broke out between the government army and SPLA-IO rebels in South Sudan Wau state, while both sides accuse each other of starting the hostilities.

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SPLA forces patrol the street of Wau town on May 16, 2016 (ST)

The fighting took place in Ngo-Bagari Bagari, located 12 miles south-west of Wau, with heavy artilleries sounds being hard throughout the day.

The government and rebel groups signed a permanent ceasefire on 27 June 2018 in Khartoum, in the latest attempt to end the ongoing conflict.

Rebel spokesman in Western Bahr al Ghazal region Nichola Gabriel Adam told Sudan Tribune that the government forces launched a coordinated attack on their bases in the Eastern part of Bagari and Mboro in the south since Thursday and continued on Friday morning.

The same claim was confirmed by the SPLA-IO deputy spokesperson Lam Paul Gabriel who said the government is preparing for more attacks in other parts of the troubled country.

"The (...) aggression resumed yesterday the 19/07/2018, when the same enemy forces attacked two SPLA IO defensive positions of Mboro at 11:30 AM and Bagari at about 5:00 PM with the intention of capturing them, but they were all repulsed by the SPLA IO gallant forces, that’s why they are back on it today (20 July)," said Gabriel.

Bagari, is seen as a strategic position in the Western Bahr el Ghazal region as it had been captured and recaptured by the government and rebel forces alike, several times since the eruption of the fighting in the country in December 2013.

For his part, the government army (SPLA)’s spokesperson Lul Ruai Koang accused the rebel fighters of ambushing their troops along the Ngo-Baggari-Mboro road. He pointed out that a government soldier was killed in the attack.

Lul also said rebel fighters attacked their defence positions in the area of Bringi on Friday morning, but they were repulsed.

“Our forces did not attack the rebels, they were just defending their position after being ambushed by the rebels,” said Lul.

This is the second violation of the ceasefire by both parties in Wau state, earlier last month, similar clashes took place in Roc-Roc dong county and forcing civilians to flee to Wau town.


Gabriel, in his statement, said the government forces are preparing for more attacks in the Imotong and Yei River states in the greater Equatoria region.

He said the SPLA on Wednesday morning carried out an "aerial hostile surveillance" on SPLA IO positions in Pageri, Imotong State.

"That reconnaissance mission lasted for more than 30 minutes, and we consider it as another act of provocation by the Juba regime," he further said.

Likewise, the rebel deputy spokesperson said the government is massing troupes in Rimenze, 18 Miles west of Yambio-Maridi road in preparation of an attack on SPLM/A-IO base in Rii-Rangu; (Western Equatoria).

Furthermore, he added that government forces in Kajo keji,Yei River State, received on 18 July reinforcements from Kaya via Koboko, Yumbe and Moyo to in preparation of new attacks against the SPLA IO positions in the area.


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  • 21 July 2018 07:28, by Pakuai

    Here we go again! SUDAN TRIBUNE making its story up as usual & was quick to find its useless rebels. Isn’t it pretty much clear to any doubting South Sudanese that SUDAN TRIBUNE & Radio TAMAZUJ are nothing, but foreign agent mass propaganda machines with their ulterior utter sinister project against South Sudan & the South Sudanese people>>>

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    • 21 July 2018 07:34, by Pakuai

      I will of course rant again on this. And of course it would be called a conspiracy & madness by some of our lowly informed South Sudanese as usual. But who cares. Re-unification of our country & our people with the cloned evils so-called arab North Sudan is what our so-called ’TROIKA countries & their lackeys in our IGAD countries & even some of their creeps in the AU’ and this is precisely the>>>

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      • 21 July 2018 07:42, by Pakuai

        reasons as to why every piece of hyena around the world, here in Africa & even here in our own region is so fixated on our country’s little issues than other big issues in Darfur, Southern Kordufan, Southern Blue Nile, ethiopia, Somalia, Central Africa republic (CAR), DR Congo, Libya, Kenya or Burundi. South Sudan independence was considered a threat to the so-called Organization of African Unity>

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        • 21 July 2018 07:48, by Pakuai

          (OAU). That the then ’former European colonies borders’ must be respected. But since here in South Sudan, we were to get our independence from our cloned arabs North Sudan comes what may, with ’hooks & crooks’ from any evil on earth. Our country & our people were allowed to have our way. But since we have some fools like Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Majak Agoot, Adwok Nyabe,>>>>

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          • 21 July 2018 08:40, by Pakuai

            and bunch of their other foreign puppets/stooges who have sold themselves & their souls to *foreign interest group* like the corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their gulf Arab states’ financiers, North Sudan & some of their creepy allies in between. And who think, they can be our country’s rulers at all costs. However, the losers have been proven time & time again to be nothing>>>>

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            • 21 July 2018 08:48, by Pakuai

              but bunch of boneheads who are nothing but full of themselves and no one else. If the losers like Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Adwok Nyabe, Rebecca Nyandeng, Majak Agoot, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo & other bunch of foreign puppets, traitors & thieves were to be anything or reforms they often go & lecture their foreign masters about, in foreign hotels, brothels & bars>>>>

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              • 21 July 2018 08:57, by Pakuai

                then why were the losers, foreign puppets, thieves & traitors doing that damned reforms when they were in the government since 2005 until they were ’sacked for incompetent & insubordination’ in 2013? Again, why the foreign puppets, thieves & traitors refusing to come back to South Sudan & join the our ’national dialogue’ and show the South Sudanese people what is that so-called ’fundamental>>>

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                • 21 July 2018 09:04, by Pakuai

                  reforms’ they have been fooling the South Sudanese people’s about in South Sudan? For what the South Sudanese in the know know, these foreign puppets, thieves, losers & traitors are just being used by their masters from the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states’ financiers>>>

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                  • 21 July 2018 09:11, by Pakuai

                    and a country like our Abesh (so-called ethiopia) and Kenya to some small extent. Fellows, what the criminals like Rebecca Nyandeng, her son, Majak Agoot, Pagan Amuom, Adwok Nyabe, Uyai Deng Ajak, Costi Manibe & other bunch of foreign puppets still doing in Kenya? What did a loser, thief, traitor like Thomas Cirillo ran to Abesh (so-called ethiopia)>>>

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                    • 21 July 2018 09:17, by Pakuai

                      and last, but not least, why did Mr. Lam Akol, left his own party to his Shilluk tribe man in Juba, ran to Kenya & went and form yet another *bogus party & ran to Khartoum, North Sudan?* Why was Mr. Riek Machar taken from the Jungle of DR Congo by the UN & taken to Khartoum, North Sudan. Rather than South Africa? Fellows, we are way too well ahead of these evil white Americans, English people,>>>

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                      • 21 July 2018 09:22, by Pakuai

                        their evil juus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab state’ financiers & some of their evil allies in between dirty project & games in our country & our people. Fellows, the evils love affair with our country & our country & our people has gone too far & they must be shown their right place. Who says, we want the evil white Americans,>>>>

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                        • 21 July 2018 09:28, by Pakuai

                          English people, their evil juus, their cloned arabs North Sudan, their gulf Arab states’ financiers, their UN & some of their creepy allies in between in our country? Who really want these vermins? Not even one lowly informed South Sudanese fools. Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM. Fellows, South Sudan is not part of the so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire, never has, and will never be. Reasons,>>>>

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                          • 21 July 2018 09:34, by Pakuai

                            HATRED & RACISM. Who says, we like or love these vermins in our country? Who really says? Fellows, there are some evils on the face of earth who just like or love other people, even if you don’t like them back. The evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus & their cloned arab of North Sudan & their gulf Arab states’ financiers don’t even like or love>>>

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                            • 21 July 2018 09:45, by Pakuai

                              or want their African-Americans in America, Afro-Caribbean in the UK, Africans in the so-called israel (evil juus), gulf Arab states & other countries? So why do the evils like our country & our people these much when they don’t even like black people in their countries? This is precisely what is called ’bullying’. The evil corporate America, the UK, France, their UN, their sleazy NGOs,>>>

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                              • 21 July 2018 10:13, by Pakuai

                                ,their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between, just love our country and our people but simply the evils because of our country’s resources, lands, our Nile Waters & of course to Geo-politically chess game ’football played our country & our people with with present of China’s companies in our country. But the mighty US, the UK, their evil juus (israel), their UN, their sleazy NGOs,>>>

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  • 21 July 2018 07:29, by Lokoli

    Dump idiots. Again they have started. This is a clear indication that government soldiers are not following any directive at all. If so, the government want endless war. What a wicked President. Saying one thing and doing the other.

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    • 21 July 2018 07:46, by Lokoli

      Pukuai. You claim to be in the government or part of this wicked government. Do you really believe you will win the war militarily?????

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      • 21 July 2018 07:54, by Pakuai

        Of course we have won this war militarily. Ambushing a few civilians going or minding their own businesses at villages or roads for foods and CALL your SUDAN TRIBUNE or RADIO TAMAZUJ which are based in North Sudan & are working against the destruction of South Sudan through their usual proxies isn’t called a war idiots. But acts of desperation>>>

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    • 21 July 2018 07:47, by Malakal county Simon

      The government soldiers really need to show respect to their president by implementing his orders.... It’s look like this president is out of touch with his savage soldiers!!

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      • 21 July 2018 08:00, by Pakuai

        Malakal county Simon,
        My goodness are people in South Sudan or even indeed around the whole world who are more savage & clueless about how the real world really works than you fellows, our ’NUER ke Nyantoc’ losers. I will be damned if your so-called DR Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon even knows what he is currently doing in Khartoum? Mr. Malakal county Simon>>>

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        • 21 July 2018 08:07, by Pakuai

          if Dr. of philosophies (PhDs holders) around the world were to be like your Gat Riek Machar or Mr. Lam Akol, then the whole world would have devised a way to get rid of these PhD courses in their colleges & universities ages ago. But since the whole world doesn’t rotate according to your follish Riek Machar, Lam Akol & other bunch of other losers>>>

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          • 21 July 2018 08:14, by Pakuai

            the whole world is just watching & laughing at South Sudanese people with their fools like Riek Machar who believed & dabbled in magic & magicians like your Nuer Ngundeng Buong. Mr. Malakal county Simon, do you idiots think that you have your Machar supporters in our former Western Bhar El Gazelles, Northern Bhar El Gazelles, Warrap, Lake State, Western Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria,>>>>

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            • 21 July 2018 08:22, by Pakuai

              or Central Equatoria? If you think so, then you are delusional. Your Riek Machar doesn’t have supporters in his own home village of Leer let alone Bentiu town. But as usual, believing in fantasies that gat Riek Machar really has a huge chunk of followers in South Sudan doesn’t always fail to amaze. I am not trying to discounting him though>>>

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              • 21 July 2018 08:31, by Pakuai

                there was one of his losers who claiming that the Nuers staying in the so-called UN POCs are living in "Ngundeng Buong stadium"!! Here we go! What about the Nuers living in Bentiu, Malakal or here in Bor UN so-called POCs? They are living in NGundeng Buong stadia I guess. Good luck to our Nuer fools with their believe in magic & magicians.

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      • 21 July 2018 08:16, by South South

        Malakal county Simon,

        Are you out of your a little tiny mind!!!! Blaming our president and our national army is wicked. Rebels of Riak are the one doing this shit and they MUST stop and give peace a chance to shine.

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        • 21 July 2018 08:48, by Eastern

          South South,

          Won’t you run mad, if you are not already, trying to order REBELS around?! By the way, not all opposition forces pay alligence to Machar. Paul Malong has already made it clear that he wants Kiir’s place at J1. Won’t such positions not drive you bonkers.....I repeat, Kiir and Machar had the opportunity to have the country under their control in 2016 but not now. Live with this!

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          • 21 July 2018 09:05, by South South


            Paul Malong is our son and Kiir and him will find the way soon to work together. There are no other rebels in South Sudan I know beside Riak’s rebels. Kiir is controlling the country, he will be in charge of South Sudan National Army. I told you before and let me repeat them to you today again, army and money will rule South Sudan. Kiir has them both in his hands.

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            • 21 July 2018 09:16, by Games

              SPL-JCE are in very desperate positionsat the moment. They’re really trying their best to capture as many areas they could before the UN Arms Embargo is implemented, but I think, they wouldn’t because many have already exhausted.

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            • 21 July 2018 09:59, by Eastern

              South South,

              Now how soon is your soon? The negotiations in Khartoum have hit a stalemate. Your July 17, 2018 came and passed just like I told you. Do you now see how the Eastern Rock lives large? I will keep you running around like what we use to call Ariyan Jenge (naked dinka) when growing up!

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  • 21 July 2018 10:00, by rossbelongstoall

    South South, you are talking nonsense yet again! Which part of the country is controlled by Kiir? When was the last time he stepped foot outside Juba?

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    • 21 July 2018 10:25, by Pakuai

      Are you living under the rock chap? Didn’t Mr. Salva Kiir went to your Adis Ababa, Khartoum & Kampala a few weeks ago? Loser, go back to where damned hailed from. rossbelongstoall, we don’t want your bunch of *criminals like Nigerians, Afro-Caribbeans, white Americans, English people, their evil juus, some Bantus, our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab>>>

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      • 21 July 2018 10:32, by Pakuai

        pay masters and some of their creepy allies in between right here in our country. Fellows, we are the Ancient Egyptians, We are going to ’settle our scores with our enemies’ out of our country & over our peoples’ once and for all. Reasons, PURE HATRED & RACISM. Fools, WAR is here & a war starts with W.A.R. We are here fools>>>

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        • 21 July 2018 10:39, by Pakuai

          Do some South Sudanese fools know that their so-called "Friday intrigues or all the rubbishes they often carry out on on the so-called *Fridays*" are just nothing but the evils corporate America, the UK, their evil juus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their gulf Arab states’ financiers and some of their creepy allies in between>>>

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          • 21 July 2018 10:45, by Pakuai

            like their arabs of North Sudan, Abesh (so-called ethiopia) or even Kenya. But the evils have step on the wrong people feet, the Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan. Fellows, war is here. We cannot live live side by side with the evil white Americans, English people, so-called evil juus (israels), their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan & some of their creepy allies>>>

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            • 21 July 2018 11:03, by Pakuai

              in between. Fellows, I have been posting all these posts here on SUDAN TRIBUNE to inform a lot of our lowly informed fools that we are going to bomb our enemies to near extinction out of our country once & for all. Reasons, it is pure HATRED & RACISM. There is damn war here in South Sudan. But the evils have have been using our country & our people as their>>>

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          • 21 July 2018 10:52, by rossbelongstoall


            You know well that I’m talking about Kiir travel within South Sudan! When did he leave Juba the last time to visit his citizens in other parts of South Sudan?

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            • 21 July 2018 11:01, by South South


              You are sleeping deep, wake up lazy man. Kiir controls every city and town in South Sudan. Kiir as a president delegate duties to his people who work with him. Last year, he visited Kapoeta and Yei. He sent Taban Deng to Bor and Wau. Tell one town in South Sudan rebels control?

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            • 21 July 2018 11:45, by Pakuai

              So you want Mr. Salva Kiir to be a ’nomads" running from ’states to states’ in South Sudan? Or to run to Uganda, Kenya, North Sudan, South Africa, Saudi Arab arabia et al? ’what about Mr. Salva Kiir Trave chap’? Mr. Salva Kiir isn’t scare to from going any where in South Sudan. Mr. Salva Kiir can go to Wau Acholdit & whole of Western Bhar El Gazelles, towns & villages>>>

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              • 21 July 2018 11:55, by Pakuai

                without any slightest ’hitched’ to be honest with you idiots. rossbelongstoall, we know you better you idiots think know us. From El Khartoum, the whole of Darfur, our Abyei, current Southern Kordufan (From Baba Nusa), right up to Raja and Wau, Acholdit. *RAILWAYS OFTEN PASS IN THESE COUNTRIES* Mathiang Anyor & Paul Malong showed our enemies behind the current game in our country & our people>>>

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                • 21 July 2018 12:03, by Pakuai

                  We have informed our ’enemies from the US, the UK, their UN, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their evil juus, gulf Arabs states paymasters that, and some of their creepy allies in between that we are going to bomb the evils out of out of our country & over our people once and for all. reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM>>>

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                  • 21 July 2018 12:14, by Pakuai

                    We are going to occupy Kenya, bomb the so-called ethiopia, the mighty US army base in Djibouti into Red sea, Saudi Arabia, the so-called israel (evil juus) & London. We are going to bomb the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their Indians, and even some Bantus, Nigerians & some of their creepy allies that we don’t respect>>>

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                    • 21 July 2018 12:24, by Pakuai

                      We will have some problems with countries like Germany in Namibia. Otherwise, there are some lowly informed criminals who are playing games with us & our country. There is a South African piece of *sh*t*, Mr, Thabo Mbeki, he is being paid by our enemies from *the gulf Arab states, corporate America & the UK*>>>>

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                      • 21 July 2018 12:35, by Pakuai

                        *Mr. Thabo Mbeki* was considered to be more highly interested in *so-called western values or Western educated to have been chosen by Mr. Mandela* And that he (Mr. Thabo Mbeki) was to protect the *white Americans, English people, their evil juus, Dutch criminals (so-called Africans), Indian slaves & some of their creepy criminals in between*>>>

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                        • 21 July 2018 12:42, by Pakuai

                          Here in South Sudan though, we don’t consider the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states, Nigerians, Abesh (so-called ethiopians) and some other criminals that we don’t consider anyone in our country, reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM>>>

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