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SPLM-IO says holdout NAS, South Sudan’s army attacking its positions

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October 15, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan main armed opposition (SPLM-IO) accused a holdout opposition group and the government army of attacking its positions in Yei River and Wau states raising fears of the resumption of hostilities after the signing of the revitalized agreement on 12 September.

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The SPLA-IO forces during their arrival at Masana Biira in Wau on 07, August 2017 (ST)

During the last three weeks, the parties ceased hostilities in the country after sporadic skirmishes here and there denounced by the South Sudanese leaders who described it as isolated incidents.

However, SPLM-IO Deputy Spokesperson Lam Paul Gabriel said in a statement issued Monday the rebel fighters loyal to Gen Thomas Cirilo Swaka killed 17 civilians during two attacks on their positions in Minyori and Logo of Yei River State.

"Yesterday the 14/10/2018 the forces of NAS attacked the SPLA IO position in Minyori, Yei River State killing five civilians and injuring several others leading to the displacement of many civilians into Yei town and further into the bushes for safety. They also attacked our base in Logo killing 12 worshippers," Gabriel said.

"This is a direct declaration of war by Gen. Thomas Cirilo against the signed R-ARCSS since he refused to sign it," he stressed.

During a meeting in Texas on 23 September, the National Salvation Front (NAS) leader said they are not committed to the ceasefire in South Sudan even if their group is a signatory to the security arrangements.

"We cannot implement an agreement in isolation because there are eight protocols we cannot implement part and reject the others part. Since we are not part of many protocols we are not going to be part of the security arrangements agreement," he said.

The ceasefire monitoring body didn’t yet confirm the attacks but if it is true similar attack can represent a serious challenge to the peace implementation process.

The SPLM-IO spokesperson, also, said the government forces based in Mboro, Wau state has been on constant offensive against the SPLA-IO positions in Ngisa, Tado, and Ngoku from 3 October to yesterday the 14 October "causing unwanted lost of lives both civilians and military besides further displacement of civilians".

He further accused the government troops of abducting Col. John Andrea Kangandi Known as (John Kofi) with his wife.

"These attacks have been premeditated and planned by commanders of the regime in Juba to widened their territory and deny any establishment of cantonment sites in the area," he asserted.

In line with the security arrangements, the South Sudanese parties have to disengage and separate their forces when they are in close proximity within thirty days of the signing of the revitalized agreement.

Also, the assembly and cantonment operations should take place in the same period to enable registration of personnel, weapons and equipment accountability, screening, re-organization and/or disarmament and demobilization.

In a related development, Stephen Par Kuol, Chairman of SPLM-IO National Committee for Foreign Relations, released a statement on Sunday denouncing the failure of South Sudanese government to enforce the revitalized pact.

Kuol pointed to the continued attacks on their positions in Central Equatoria, Western Bahr el-Ghazal and Unity, Juba refusal to release the prisoners of war and political detainees and the non-ratification of the revitalized peace agreement.

"Once again, the SPLM/A (IO) leadership is urgently calling upon the IGAD, AU. UN, TROIKA and the guarantors of R-ARCSS to deliver on the commitment they made on the margins of the 73rd UN General Assembly," he said.

The SPLM-IO official further quoted a statement by United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale before the UN General Assembly saying that his country is a partner with the South Sudanese people and the region for a sustainable peace in South Sudan and strongly encourage member states of the IGAD and the African Union to hold the parties of the 12 September accountable to honouring their commitment

An IGAD official said last weekend that the IGAD prepares for a meeting with the South Sudanese parties to discuss the implementation of the agreement next week.

(ST)

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  • 16 October 04:15, by Joseph Canada

    So you thought there was going to be peace you dummies? Why don’t you just open your eyes? Where are those POWs who were to be released last month? Eh? What happened? I never thought Dr. Riek could be this lower in reasoning. Don’t you people have any clue when Museveni’s Soldier descended in Nimule last month?

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    • 16 October 07:13, by Pakuai

      Joseph Canada,
      I know this article is just a piece of SUDAN TRIBUNE usual propaganda chap. And were it to be true chap, then when are you losers going to come back & pick up your gun to fight the South Sudanese people again? Everyone in South Sudan is yearning for peace in order to move our country forward, yet there are some losers who still want South Sudanese people continue killing each others

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      • 16 October 07:24, by Pakuai

        for fictitious freedom. Mr. Joseph Canada chap, if Mr. Salva Kiir didn’t let the leach loose, then the losers, for puppets/stooges & traitors like Mr. Thomas Cirillo, Pagan Amuom, Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Kosti Manibe would have been on the hangman noose/fire squad or in jail by now. Mr. Joseph Canada our country & our people are being played over by foreign powers are their expendables. And some>>>

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        • 16 October 08:15, by Joseph Canada

          To you everything that tells the truth is a propaganda unless it’s not true. So what do you say about Radio Tamajuz news posted bellow 😁uh?

          On the taking arms, come find me in Yei so I can smoke the MTN out of you!! Trust me when I said Riek made a blunder in this one. It’s either he want to be killed by Kiir or the reguler food loving or Unite against Equatorians tactics. Either way....

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          • 16 October 08:18, by Joseph Canada

            This peace won’t come to be materialized. The Sudanese Government was just interested in the opening of the oil field and Uganda on Land grab while Kenya on the Money. Don’t be fooled.

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      • 16 October 14:06, by Midit Mitot

        Pakuai,
        this is severe trauma, you had really traumatized so much

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    • 16 October 07:15, by Midit Mitot

      Joseph Canada,
      Universal Declaration of human right in 1948 is the one making things to be respected, Dr Riek is right to praise those rights as intellectual person who had understood the world.

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      • 16 October 07:27, by Pakuai

        Midit Mitot,
        "Universal Declaration of human right in 1948 is the one making things to be respected, Dr Riek is right to praise those rights as intellectual person who had understood the world"
        Only in our ’Nuer ke nyantoc’ world would people like Mr. Riek Machar would be called ’intellectuals’!!!>>>

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        • 16 October 07:42, by Pakuai

          First of all, we need Mr. Riek Machar & Lam Akol ’fake PhD thesis’ from universities of ’Bradford and London’ respectively for the South Sudanese people to consider the traitors & foreign puppets’ intellectuals. Midit Mitot, talking of your Riek Machar’s "human rights adherence". Mr. Midit Mitot, what do you losers smoke?>>>>

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          • 16 October 08:00, by Pakuai

            from 1991, 2013 and 2016, your Riek Machar was fighting for whose ’human rights intellectuals?’ Your Riek Machar went and ’study magic’ in the university of Bradford in the UK if you are not told Mr. Midit Mitot of work. South Sudan is being Geo-political played over by the evils from the *devil infested* Island of England, the US, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israel)>>>

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            • 16 October 08:07, by Pakuai

              their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states financiers & some of their creepy allies in between like Abesh (so-called ethiopia) and some of their Bantus in central Kenya. Mr. Midit Mitot, watch out piece of work. Your Riek Machar doesn’t know all these dirty intrigues. He is only called intellectual by our enemies some criminals in the UK and always flash his usual evil smile>>>

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              • 16 October 08:12, by Pakuai

                with his evil ’gaped teeth’ and his minders from the devil infested island of England think he is their man to bring them back to South Sudan. Good luck with that Mr. Midit Mitot, Mr. Riek Machar, his English handlers, white Americans, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states financiers, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their>>>>

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                • 16 October 08:18, by Pakuai

                  creepy allies in between even here in our own region. Midit Mitot, South Sudan is not part of the so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire. But the evils from the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states and some of their creepy allies in between even here in our own region. But the evils have>>>

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                  • 16 October 08:22, by Pakuai

                    step on the wrong people’s feet, us the Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan. ’The US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states and some of their creepy allies in between even here in our own region’ think that they can *use, their Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo,>>>>

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                    • 16 October 08:28, by Pakuai

                      Adwok Nyabe, Kosti Manibe & other bunch of their foreign puppets/stooges, traitors & thieves* as their their slick way to crawl their evil selves back into our country & our people. But the evils evils are going to bombed to near oblivion out of our country & our over our people. Mr. the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned so-called arabs>>>>

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                      • 16 October 08:45, by Pakuai

                        of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states, financiers of Saudi Arabia and other countries that we can just walkover here in our own region & Africa. But since our ’Nuer ke nyantoc’ Shilluks & some Equatorians’ usual love of foreign things. Riekj Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Majak Akol, Adwok Anyabe & other bunch of foreign puppets/stooges & traitors have been taken hostages in by the evils>>>>

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                        • 16 October 09:04, by Pakuai

                          *White Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN, their gulf Arab states financiers, their El Qada, ISIS/L, Muslim Brotherhood, Jesh El Islam, El Nustra, El Shabab, Boko Haram, our own so-called SPLM/A-IO and some of their their creeps allies in between who love our country & our people in between>>>>

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                          • 16 October 09:10, by Pakuai

                            We are not the poorest people on earth, in fact the poorest people are the *Indians, most of the Bantus countries, some countries in Asia, South America, Eastern Europe and Pacific islands countries. But South Sudan has been projected by the evils from the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan,>>>>

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                          • 16 October 09:10, by Pakuai

                            We are not the poorest people on earth, in fact the poorest people are the *Indians, most of the Bantus countries, some countries in Asia, South America, Eastern Europe and Pacific islands countries. But South Sudan has been projected by the evils from the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan,>>>>

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        • 16 October 12:00, by Midit Mitot

          Hahahahaha Mr. Pakuai,

          The fact must be tell, SSPDF lacking military rules, how come they are still promoting crime while peace is at the corridor. Kiir does not know what is human right that,s why alot of mess on his administration.

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          • 16 October 13:19, by Midit Mitot

            Pakuai,
            If I were one among you guys supporting this rogue regime, I would have feel shame on this endless mess. Why don,t you advice your hally president to come up with good strategies about the country as president?

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