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August 3, 2019 (YEI) - The National Salvation Front (NAS) leadership has dismissed as untrue reports that its forces killed two Ugandan nationals in Longamere, an area south on Yei town last week

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The two were reportedly ambushed and taken hostage with South Sudanese at Payawa village in Mugwo county of Yei River State.

In a statement released by its spokesperson, Suba Samuel Manase on Saturday, the holdout group denied media reports that were attributed to Yei River State governor, Emmanuel Adil Anthony in which he accused NAS forces of carrying out the attack.

The opposition group strongly condemned the incident which claimed the two lives.

“NAS categorically denounces the Governor’s utterances as they are devoid of any truth and are attempts by the regime to spread false news aimed at tarnishing the image of the National Salvation Front (NAS), with intention of lowering NAS human rights record to the regime standard,” said Manase.

“This unsubstantiated accusation further helped reveal the motive behind the lies than providing factual evidence,” he added.

The group claimed the area where the ambush took place has more than four armed groups, including Mathiang Anyoor, a militia faction with close links to the government of South Sudan.

The leadership of NAS, Manase said, has ordered its military command in the area to immediately launch an investigation into the incident and report the findings to the leadership.

“Further, NAS forces are ordered to search for and arrest the culprits of this heinous crime and bring them to justice if the culprits are found within NAS area of control,” he stressed.

The group, in the statement, reiterated its commitment to protect the lives, dignity and property of all people in South Sudan and vowed respect the principles of international humanitarian law.

NAS was one of the armed opposition groups that did not signed last year peace deal.

In May, South Sudan’s rival parties agreed on a six-month extension to implement next steps in the fragile peace agreement. The extension came after the main opposition group threatened to boycott formation of a unity government initially planned for May 12.

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  • 4 August 12:27, by South South

    Those monkeys of NAS are responsible of killing of two Ugandans. First,they said they are not in the area where incident happened, then they said this: "Further, NAS forces are ordered to search for and arrest the culprits of this heinous crime and bring them to justice if the culprits are found within NAS area of control,” he stressed"

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    • 4 August 14:03, by The Rhino

      South South,

      Wrong!Jienge tribal forces were the ones fully responsible for the death of those innocent Ugandans.Not long ago,on July 18 in Tonj,another Ugandan businessman trading with jienge was mysteriously killed in cold blood.They said he was knocked down to death by the tree he was cutting,who believes that shit story,Dinka maybe?No one!Shit,its always these jienges unknown gunmen,who......

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      • 4 August 14:09, by The Rhino

        South South,

        ..even go so far crossing borders to Uganda and kidnapping foreigners, disgusting.Bantu Museveni should rethink his ties with killer Kiir,instate of just keeping silent while Ugandans are killed.Look,NAS warriors are professional jienge hunters only.They have nothing to do with/against Ugandans.We even share same tribes together, so stop your jienge nonsense, ya MTN.

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        • 4 August 17:24, by South South

          The Rhino,

          Monkeys need to read this and shut up. "screening and training of armed forces in three cantonment sites of Eastern Equatoria region will take place next week if logistical support is provided, a top military official said on Wednesday."

          That’s what we should talking about not shit NAS.

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          • 4 August 19:16, by The Rhino

            South South,

            Keep your fucking nonsense for yourself.You said,cantonment will take place next week"if logistical support is provided"..damn it,now who do you think should fund,organize and provide necessary items for your own fucking Dinka mess in South Sudan hah?..regime changer TROIKA maybe,or the renowned drought company IGAD?Shit,fuck..why don’t you simply go and ask your fellow Dinka idiot..

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            • 4 August 19:23, by The Rhino

              South South,

              ..the Bangi man/Pakuai/Kuch the cook for some elaborate keywords about the West?You konw ’he loves the West with their secret societies,doen’t he’?Fuck,its YOU measly jienge bastard,who needs to shut the fuck up!

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          • 4 August 21:09, by jubaone

            South South
            .....bla...bla..if logistical support is provided. You miserable jienge rats always waiting for foreign help, food,medicine,water etc. Just sell some of your cows and finance the cantonment, ya aryan jienge! Jienges often cause anarchy and can’t rectify the chaos, just like wild baboons on the rampage.

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      • 4 August 16:02, by jubaone

        Rhino,
        Perhaps the 2 Ugandans were doing some surveillance for their jienge payers and got caught. Afterall, jienge scoundrels are easily identified and would be "eliminated" immediately. Uganda fortune-seekers, tree-cutters. ciminals, prostitutes and jienge hirelings are all seriously warned, you mess around, you get mowed down.

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        • 4 August 16:09, by jubaone

          Rhino,
          NAS should NOT even be apologetic at all. Ugandan criminals, thugs and pitiful petty-traders are warned. YRS is a war-zone, any careless drifting like jienge vagabonds, street-dogs is not allowed. NAS and all armed Equatorians MUST send this message simple and clear. "Ugandan wayward criminals and jienge bush brigands NOT allowed" Shoot-to-kill policy. Period.

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          • 4 August 17:28, by The Rhino

            Jubaone,

            Excellent points,thanks!Jienges these days are terribly scared to death to reach some of our hot zones in the country,..(which is good)!-so,they use their proxies to illegally do businesses or go down deep the country.Just think about it,few years ago,greedy jienges were dealing with Somalis in distributing drinking waters around Juba.The Somali boy does the hard work while the greedy...

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            • 4 August 17:43, by The Rhino

              Jubaone,

              ..lazy jienge cashes the money,isn’t that insane?Same thing now with Ugandans,Kenyans or even few loose lapdog Equatorians are following ill jienge tunes,fuck!The good news is though,other uncompromisingly ruthless mean Equatorians have arisen and decided to pick up GUNs and speak the same language fucking jienges understand,that is,.fire with fire!Its an Old Testament genuine method....

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              • 4 August 17:48, by The Rhino

                Jubaone,

                ..fare enough to teach ungrateful jienge thieves and bloodsuckers dear lessons.Jienges will definitely reap (big time) what they have sown in this country called South Sudan,come years ahead,no question!

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    • 5 August 11:18, by Midit Mitot

      All,

      Don,t beat the bush, those are Mathiang Anyoor, to kill civilians has become their normal and daily practices without eating human flesh.

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  • 4 August 23:59, by Gender Activist Ter Manyang

    National Salvation Front (NAS) concern about the killing of two Ugandans. What about South Sudanese civilians were killed

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  • 5 August 00:18, by Kush Natives

    NAS is a Cowardice moment, why condemning the 2 Ugandan civilians? NAS never apologized for killing innocent South Sudanese people, why? This is the question mark all South Sudanese should be asking NAS all over the world. That show that the war that they’re NAS is waging is definitely nothing but tribal war. We in South Sudan will never mercy on NAS. Terrorist. South Sudan will never tolerate cri

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    • 5 August 00:20, by Kush Natives

      _minals that are terrorizing our innocent civil population!

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      • 6 August 16:15, by jubaone

        Kush Native aka "Bush Nigga"
        Just come and try flushing out NAS, you jienge cowards. The only thing you can do is robbing, killing and raping defenceless civilians. Just try you worthless jienge human thrash. War MUST continue, till all jienge half baboons quit Equatoria. As long as jienge settlers, vagrants and bush brigands swarm our lands, there will be NO peace. Case closed.

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        • 6 August 16:28, by jubaone

          Kush Native aka "Bush Nigga"
          Equatoria is like a maize field, the jienges are like wild baboons that have infested this field and wrecking havoc. It’s up to the Equatorian farmers to ensure that their livelihoods are protected. They must hunt and kill these pests otherwise they have no harvest. Equatorians must protect their livehoods and ward off these creatures by any means.

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  • 6 August 08:43, by Pakuai

    Thomas Cirillo and his followers must know that South Sudanese people are tired of these aimless armed rebellious movements. All South Sudanese people want is peace so that they can pick up themselves and move on with their lives. Let me tell you this fellows, there was one of the most SPLA revered general, Mr. George Athor Deng, who gallantly fought for the independence of our country and our>>>

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    • 6 August 08:54, by Pakuai

      people more than some our our current senior federal government officials. General George Athor Deng later have differences over the governorship of then greater Jonglei state with Mr. Kuol Manyang. General George Athor rebelled, but didn’t target any single South Sudanese civilian or anyone else, but wanted to sort it out with Mr. Kuol Manyang. General George Athor later died under suspicious>>>

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      • 6 August 09:04, by Pakuai

        circumstances on his way from to South Sudan from Uganda. To which up this day, South Sudanese who know how much general George Athor Deng sacrificed for this country and died that way, still check their heads in disgust. Fellows, if General George Athor Deng were not to be from the Dinka/Jieng community with their ’kon kooc/kon madang’, guys like Mr. Kuol Manyang would have had it rough fellows>>

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        • 6 August 09:17, by Pakuai

          I am not trying to stir up the ’hornet nest’ about the death of general George Athor Deng, a lot of Dinkas/Jiengs senior officials and non Dinkas/Jiengs senior officials like Mr. Samuel Gai Tut, Joseph Oduho and others died under circumstances similar to general George Athor Deng. Greater good for the independence of our country and our people was put above everything else. And to day, greater good for our country’s stability and peace must be put above everything else>>>

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  • 6 August 09:29, by Pakuai

    nothing less fellows. General Thomas Cirillo and his followers should think twice about their actions. This country has decimated far too many precious human being and the few remaining South Sudanese should be given a break. Cammander Pagan Amuom was an SPLM/A poster boy fellows, but he blew up his ’highly esteemed reputation’ and a matter one silly move. But at least cammander Pagan Amuom>>>

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    • 6 August 09:40, by Pakuai

      is ’keeping it low’, he is not killing any South Sudanese or anyone. And who knows, he can just come and restore his reputation. South Sudanese people are forgiving lots. They have forgiven habitual traitors and rebels like Mr. Riek Machar and others who kill more South Sudanese and damage the South Sudanese people social fabric. Countries like Uganda don’t want to want rebels in their country.>>>

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      • 6 August 09:49, by Pakuai

        Ugandans want peace in their country and also South Sudan so that they can just business with South Sudanese neighbors. A win-win for South Sudan and Uganda. Kenya wants the same. In fact, those countries are the ones benefitting more, since South Sudan buys most of their goods and foodstuffs than the other way round. But with peace in South Sudan, South Sudanese will reverse that trend and>>>

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  • 6 August 10:00, by Pakuai

    ’even out business playing fields’ with our neighbors. South Sudanese with brains know, ’farming or agricultural production’ is the way to go. The oil reserves and other fossil reserves beneath our country are just ’depletable resources’. They will not last forever, but farming isn’t going to anywhere. Farming has been here since there was human beings. And that is why we keep informing our people

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    • 6 August 10:10, by Pakuai

      to stop these aged old aimless tribal war fares, embrace peace, take our children to school and our adults who may have time to learn can do so, restructure our states and federal Constitution, draft our strong laws and investment laws, elect our politicians who would serve for the best interest of our country and people interests>>>

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      • 6 August 10:19, by Pakuai

        Our South Sudan army can even help in building of country’s much need roads when they are not in active duty. And with peace, stability and our infrastructures in place. Infestors in our region and even around the world would want to come and do business with our country and our people. And our people would be employed, pay more taxes and more money in our pockets>>>

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        • 6 August 10:29, by Pakuai

          And everyone would be a winner. It is easy said than done fellows. All these things are doable, they are easiest to do than the tough wars our ancestors and our own humble selves fought to fend off the encroachment after encroachment our Arabs fellows. Honest speaking fellows, instability and development just don’t like each other fellows, it is a simple plain truth>>>

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