Home | News    Sunday 3 February 2019

South Sudan rebels say fully controlling positions despite attacks


Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers take a break during a military assault drill in Nzara on the outskirts of Yambio November 29, 2013. (Reuters Photo)
February 2, 2019 (JUBA) - The holdout National Salvation Front led by Thomas Cirilo said on Saturday they have managed to repel attacks on their positions by the government forces during the past five days.

The rebel group recently reported several attacks by the South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF) on its positions in Yei River State and accused Juba of violating a cessation of hostilities agreement.

"NAS gallant forces managed to absorb the first phase of Mathiang Anyoor Militia attacks in the course of last five (5) days in Yei River State," said the group spokesperson Suba Samuel Manase, in a statement he extended to Sudan Tribune.

According to Manase they repulsed the SSPDF soldiers from Senema village o the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday. He further accused the army of looting villagers while they were heading to their base in Kojiko.

Further, he said they defeated the assailing forces that were coming from Kagulu in Morsak. He added an armoured vehicle overturned off the bridge near Lujulo during the hasty withdrawal.

"The enemy forces are now contained by NAS on the main roads and all the supply lines blocked. Generally, since the start of this incursion, the (SSPDF) killed nine (9) civilians. NAS sustained one martyr and five (5) wounded," he said.

He stressed that the group’s fighters in Mundiri, Maridi, Torit, northern Juba, and Rokon are at maximum alert, as they expect new attacks in the upcoming days.

IGAD special envoy for South Sudan called to cease fire saying the regional bloc was "dismayed at the reports of recurring violations of the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities".

More than a month, he met with the non-signatory groups in order to bring them to join the revitalized peace agreement.

Manase in a recent statement claimed that the SPLM-IO was coordinating attacks with the SSPDF, on their positions.

On Saturday, he said the SPLM-IO attacked NAS base in Kajo Keji, but they managed to repulse the attack.

Before the signing of the revitalized peace pact on 12 September 2018, SPLM-IO and NAS clashed several times because they are present in the same areas in Yei River State and other parts of the greater Equatoria region.

The continuation of violence in the southern region of South Sudan may impede the already delayed implementation of the security arrangements.

The holdout group call for a genuine federal system of governance in the country.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 3 February 10:48, by The Rhino


    Congratulations to our brave warriors!This is a survival war against occupiers and intruders.Its Kokora,Federalism or death,jienges OUT!

    repondre message

    • 3 February 11:01, by jubaone

      Great! I hear IO seems to be breaking up with Equatorian-IO rejecting Koang’s plan of a joint SSDinka Forces-IO against NAS. Soon, many Equatorians in IO will join NAS since Riek and some of his lose canons have abandoned federalism. Things are going well.

      repondre message

    • 3 February 11:08, by Eastern

      The Rhino,

      Kiir, the chief mathiang anyoor, recently bemoaned the physical appearance of his mathiang anyoor when he was inspecting their parade at Bilpam in Juba. The type of men he was presented at the parade certainly cannot withstand the heat of NAS.

      repondre message

      • 3 February 11:34, by jubaone

        Thank you for the observation. Without food rations, poor supplies as NAS cuts these supply lines, these nyors will have to steal and rob. Without support from the rural population, they are doomed to starve and that is when NAS pounces 👊 bang! It’s an inflated army only in books not on the ground that is why you have forced conscription in jiengelands. Things are tough.

        repondre message

        • 3 February 11:53, by Eastern


          Remember, the cassava gardens left behind by those displaced to refugee camps in 2016 are now but exhausted. These goons cannot distinguish between good and poisnous manioc and they are not familiar with the fruits monkeys eat in the Equatorial jungles.....

          repondre message

          • 3 February 12:23, by The Rhino


            Indeed IO movement has been terribly betrayed and shattered, and the main IG jienge enemies have malnourishment issues to worry about.We kindly request conscious Equatorians fighting or supporting IO or IG to gather courage and join NAS/PDM.Things are looking good and will remain so until Equatoria is liberated.Its Kokora,Federalism or death, full stop!

            repondre message

          • 4 February 01:22, by Not your taste

            That’s a disadvantage from the get go. Imagine these young Anyoor from WBG just drawn in the middle of Equatorial jungle. That’s a recipe for disaster just like the Arabs back in the days during "safe alubur".....the voices and spirits of our ancestors are roaring in the jungles of Equatoria. Aje..jo..woti..gara..

            repondre message

  • 3 February 15:04, by Redeemer

    Eastern, Rhino and Jubaone.
    Good luck but what I know to be going on here is a noise from the fear that SSPDF is building up here and there

    repondre message

    • 3 February 15:19, by Eastern

      Redeemer aka enslaved,

      Is it bravery that has emaciated and drawn thin the mathiang anyoor militias after the 5 years of war? Which build up oF dinka forces are you talking about? It will be the Museveni’s forces, available for hire, that you may need to count on once again....

      repondre message

  • 3 February 17:52, by One people

    The Rhino, jubaone and Eastern. Did you releases that you are the only 3 rebels who are in the internet talking about those losers of yours name Thames Cirilo or NAS." There are a lot of Equatorians seeing Thames Cirilo with his NAS as a waste of time and waste of life, sameway we sees you on Sudan Tribune as a waste of time. We sees NAS as a lockout inmates, that’s why we don’t by>>

    repondre message

    • 3 February 18:31, by One people

      correction. That’s why we don’t Pay full attention on you. All of you rebels of NAS," you’re just a piece of trash that can be cleaned out in one day. You are not in any state in the country, you’re just in some of Equatoria Villages. You couldn’t even captur Yai state or any states in Equatoria reagan, dump ass talking about wanting the whole country to be as a federal state." Nonsense.

      repondre message

      • 3 February 18:54, by One people

        We know why you are in the border with DRC," is because if we come to crash you out you’ll be simply run to DRC because y’all know it will be easy for y’all to enter, y’all made DRC as y’all crying state, if there will be any crash, but don’t worry, we will go and talk with DRC authority when it’s time for us to crash y’all." And you will call us bond crasher on that day.

        repondre message

        • 4 February 01:12, by Not your taste

          One people,
          Make no mistake that same DRC many in the struggle including your own Malitias used it before as a safe heaven. I hope youdo your own home work. NAS fighters are knowledgeable of the terrain and that’s their advantage. Just watch what dimension this war is going to take and time will tell.

          repondre message

          • 4 February 01:25, by Kush Natives

            Very useless and naive enough, if you control those mentioned areas, then cry around? Isn’t showing that, this is a fake talk. Keep dreaming we hang all of you 101! SSPDF will locate you in that tiny little jungles, stay tuned!

            repondre message

          • 4 February 02:09, by One people

            Not your taste
            you responded to me without any evidence of what you’re talking about. SSPDF used to fight arab to bering freedom to South Sudanese people, but Thames Cirilo used to kill SSudanes P alongside with arab until he came to us, and we made him general and famous, and we made him a son of SS, but because he has arab blood and arab heart in him, he went back again to kill SS people>>

            repondre message

            • 4 February 02:16, by One people

              Kush Natives
              these dumbass doesn’t know what is he really talking about

              repondre message

              • 4 February 02:37, by Pakuai

                One people, Kush Natives and others,
                Just leave Eastern, jubaone and other bunch of foreign trolls alone. First of all these trolls are not South Sudanese, they are our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan who were weaned off South Sudan’s in 2011. Secondly, they are not even in South Sudan. Thirdly, they are the ones who often post these Sudan Tribune polemic articles and quickly write responses purposely to work up some clueless South Sudanese who don’t know these losers, forthly, they just want South Sudan and South Sudanese people to be at each other throats and for South Sudan to fail>>>

                repondre message

                • 4 February 02:56, by Pakuai

                  And these foreign trolls of Eastern, jubaone and others can support any evil including Satan (sheitan) so long as that Stan is able effect their desire; destruction of South Sudanese and the South Sudanese people, moreover, these been bunch of foreign trolls have never smell the stench of gun powder, but they are egging on Innocent Barias people to die for nothing while the losers are thousands of miles away in South Sudan. So fellows, don’t you worry about these losers. You should worry about our traitors and puppets/stooges like Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo and Pagan Amuom who have sold themselves to foreign interest groups and they also want to sell our country and our people to their foreign masters>>>

                  repondre message

                  • 4 February 03:08, by Pakuai

                    Also you should worry about our bunch of idiots in Juba who always let the traitors scot free without tasting the bitter pills of their treasons against South Sudan and the South Sudanese people. We should also worry about our idiots crammed into filthy UN so-called compounds who are waiting for the ’gat Machar, the US, the UK, the UN and the NGOs’ to come and distribute them with free US to get out of these so-called UN compounds>>>

                    repondre message

                    • 4 February 03:21, by Pakuai

                      Where will their ’gat Machar’ get their free money from? As for the US, the UK, their UN and their NGOs to come and distribute South Sudanese people with free dollars?!! Watching a lot American videos and Hollywood propaganda machines would make wonders here in South Sudan to be honest. If you tell some of lowly informed South Sudanese that their US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs and some of their creepy allies in between don’t give a damn about our South Sudanese fools, they are just after our country resources, land, our Nile Waters and of course to fight the present of Chinese companies by proxy>>>>

                      repondre message

                      • 4 February 03:38, by Pakuai

                        Some South Sudanese idiots do not even know this English word properly "sabotage" our country and our people have been "sabotaged" by the US, the UK, their evil juus (so-called israel) attack dog, our cloned so-called Arab North Sudan, their gulf Arab state financiers, their UN and their NGOs. The word ’sabotage’ is place ’a snag/obstacle’ on the path of someone or something with an aim to destroy or curtail his/her progress. I for one has, a number of times posted here on Sudan Tribune that the US, the UK, their cloned so-called arab North Sudan, their evil juus (so-called israel) and their gulf Arab states paymasters covet our country and people to death>>>

                        repondre message

                        • 4 February 03:51, by Pakuai

                          The so-called ’Brexit’, the UK living the European UN (EU) is being negotiated over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people. That the UK, would leave the EU and come do trade and looting in their former colonies in Africa, Middle East, India, Pakistan, Bamgaledesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar (Burma), Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US. And the evils in the devil infested Island or England believe that in this nonsense that "whoever control the Nile, control Africa" and that why the "Fashoda incident" about>>>>

                          repondre message

                          • 4 February 04:06, by Pakuai

                            France has never left has former colonies, example, our next door, Central Africa republic (CAR). France still have French legions in CAR, Chad, Niger, Mali, Bakina Passo, Senegal, Ivory Coast and others and that is why a coup to take power by force is ripe in West and central Africa countries. Any leader in West or Central countries that doesn’t ’kow tow’ to France dictates is easily move out of power by France legions in that particular country, case in point---Ivory Coast and Central Africa republic (CAR) a few years ago. The UK is longing for this old glory and they want their old glory back just like France>>>

                            repondre message

                            • 4 February 04:19, by Pakuai

                              They have brought their UN UNIMISS (UN mission in South Sudan) on disguise to come and keep an eye on the belligerent South Sudan and South Sudanese people don’t yield to English master. Kenya, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), are called natural allies of these monsters. Besides, the US and France have their army bases in Djibouti. The UK has army base in ’Laikipia and Nanyuki’ in central Kenya purported to be training for Battle to be fought in "tropics" good luck them. Zimbabwe, has been rid off Robert Mugabe>>>

                              repondre message

                              • 4 February 04:35, by Pakuai

                                But the Zimbabwean government seems not to interested of welcoming the so-called *white farmers or hand the Zimbabwean resources or bank keys" to the US, the UK or Wall street evil juus (so-called israelis) and that is why the current *demonstrations about fuel in Zimbabwe* is all about. In North Sudan, demonstrations about *bread prices increase* it has a subtle different meaning to what is happening in Zimbabwe---South Sudan and North Sudan reunification is what is being slyly played around by the US, the UK, their evil juus so-called israelis, their gulf Arab state paymasters, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and even some of creepy allies here our region>>>>

                                repondre message

                                • 4 February 04:46, by Pakuai

                                  The evils can go to bed early to go and dream. Dreaming is not a crime. The evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their gulf Arab states financiers and some of their creepy allies in between love affair with our country and our people has gone too far and the evils are going to be bomb to near oblivion, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. South Sudan is not of the so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire, never has and will never will>>>

                                  repondre message

                                  • 4 February 04:55, by Pakuai

                                    And South Sudanese people have never the evil ANGLO-AMERICA empire’s subjects or slaves. Fellows, who really would want to these vermin in our country and in villages? Who really want vermin fellows no one, not even one fool. In fact, we are going to blast the evils out of our country and over our people and indeed out of whole of Africa>>>

                                    repondre message

                                    • 4 February 05:59, by Pakuai

                                      Some of my lowly informed South Sudanese fools, has any South Sudanese ever read Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol and other bunch of foreign puppets/stooges ’thesises’ from the *University of Bradford and London?* fellows, these universities or colleges are are sh*ts that no South Sudanese Would study at the University of Khartoum and then go and Magic or Magician intrigues in those universities. But our Riek Machar and Lam Akol did. Fellows, these foreign puppets are not going to walk the streets of South Sudan again>>>

                                      repondre message

                                      • 4 February 06:12, by Pakuai

                                        Fellows, queen Elizabeth is dead long time ago and the evils in the devil infested lsland England think, their queen luck with their queen Victoria would strike again for them in ’the SUDAN and their former colonies that l have explained earlier in my former posts. My Lowly informed South Sudanese fools, most these Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis. Nepalese, Sri Lankans, Rwandans, some Kenyans, Abeshas (so-called Ethiopians), Ghanians, Mongolians and other countries’ mercenaries are not here for peacekeeping, they are here to be resettled in South Sudan>>>>

                                        repondre message

                                        • 4 February 06:23, by Pakuai

                                          So that South Sudan would be like South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia, Angola, Mozambique, Kenya or then Uganda before Ida Amin kicked the evils out in Uganda. Lowly informed South Sudanese fools. English criminal called Winston Churchill was a propagandist when he was in North Sudan and when he became an English prime Minister, the evil proposed that the "evil juus (so-called israelis) would be settled in Uganda???" Fellows, the evil juus (so-called Israelis god) had helped them, the evils would have been dead fellows>>>

                                          repondre message

                                          • 4 February 06:40, by Pakuai

                                            Fellows, that the *the so-called evil juus (so-called Israel) empire would span from Euphrates rivers, Tigris River* and right up to our ’Nilotic valleys and plains* and that this so-called evil juus (so-called israel) would be financed by thr *gulf Arab States, their evil juus (so-called Israelis) in the US, Wall Street, rich Europeans or any other criminal around the world who has much money in offshore or shady countries like Kenya, South Africa, Abesh (so-called Ethiopia), South Africa, UAE. London, so-called israel, Bahamas, Bermuda, virgin Islands, Panama, Cayman et all>>>

                                            repondre message

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

South Sudan: parliamentary or presidential system 2019-11-20 11:27:09 By Jacob K. Lupai This article on the parliamentary system in comparison with the presidential system with reference to South Sudan sets out to answer the question: is parliamentary or (...)

What federal system is suitable for South Sudan? 2019-11-12 11:06:55 By Dr Jacob K. Lupai* Introduction Federalism is seen as a constitutional arrangement for dividing power between different levels of government so that federated states, regions or provinces can (...)

Differences between Sudan government, SRF and FFC are the main issues of concern 2019-11-09 11:17:17 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman As the proverb goes, the difference of opinion does not spoil amity and does not spoil the friendliness issue. On the other hand, mere differences of point of view and (...)


Latest Press Releases

S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.