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Lou-Nuer tell VP they are ready to handover their guns


March 19, 2012 (JUBA) – Chiefs from the Lou-Nuer communities expressed their readiness on Sunday to handover their guns peacefully to the authorities as part of the comprehensive disarmament taking place in Jonglei State in response to insecurity, cattle raiding and tribal feuds.

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Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar, received by Lou-Nuer chiefs during his visit to their counties. March 18, 2012 (ST)

Last week South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, launched the disarmament process in Jonglei state’s capital, Bor, and authorised the deployment of 15,000 troops and police to carry out the exercise.

Jonglei governor Kuol Manyang Juuk was the first to hand over his two rifles to the disarming forces commanders, Lt. Gen. Kuol Deim Kuol and Major General Peter Gatdet Yak. More than 4,000 illegally owned rifles have already been collected from the civilian population inside the state’s capital, and the disarmament is continuing in the other areas of Bor County.

On Sunday the country’s Vice President, Riek Machar Teny, visited Akobo County and Uror County, urging the Mor and Gon sections of the Lou-Nuer community to handover their guns peacefully and expeditiously.

Machar was accompanied to the Lou-Nuer counties by the state governor Kuol Manyang Juuk, national ministers in the security sector and state ministers and MPs from Jonglei State as well as the defence minister, John Kong Nyuon and the SPLA Chief of General Staff, James Hoth Mai.

According to the Vice President’s Press Secretary, James Gatdet Dak, chiefs from both sections of the Lou-Nuer community commended the deployment of the forces to collect the guns from the civilian population. The chief of Uror County was the first to hand over his PKM machine gun and all its ammunition to the Vice President, saying the rest of his people were also ready to hand their weapons over when the process begins.

The chiefs however, criticised the government for not protecting them after the previous two disarmament campaigns. The Luo Nuer say that they have been left vulnerable to attacks from the Murle tribe the last time they handed over their guns.

The Luo Nuer chiefs asked for assurances from the government to make sure that the Murle community is fully disarmed, claiming that many armed Murle men are not in their villages waiting to be disarmed but hiding in the bush to avoid the process.

Machar paid condolences to the people of Akobo for the last week’s attack by the Murle which, according to a report presented to the Vice President on Sunday by Akobo commissioner, Goi Jooyol, killed 303 people mainly women and children.

South Sudan’s Vice President assured that the army and police deployed all over Jonglei State will carry out the disarmament and will stay in Jonglei as long as it takes to make sure that all the communities are disarmed.

He urged all the communities of Jonglei state to learn to live together in peace and harmony as the same people of South Sudan.

“South Sudan is a nation of different tribes and should learn to interact peacefully and love one another,” he told them.

He told the chiefs to make sure that all the weapons each person or household illegally owns are handed over, warning them not to only handover one and keep the other hidden.

He also warned the civilian population against resorting to violence with the South Sudanese army (SPLA) and police urging them to cooperate in the disarmament process, which he said will eventually bring in development to the state.


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  • 19 March 2012 08:21, by Madiit Magot

    Great move!!, handover the guns but make spears and shields.
    This will be the war that Murle will not handle if disarmed.
    But hey!, why is it that if Dr Riaak is not travelling to Lou Nuer areas then Governor kuol can’t?
    And if Salva Kiir is not travelling to Bor then Dr Riaak can’t venture to visit?
    These must be cowards hiding behind their messes that hold them hostage.

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    • 19 March 2012 08:33, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Gadat is also under amnsety now,ahah i laught at those who don’t ve shame in their blood
      Wow he appears again what an opportunistic guy? Anything wrote by this lunatic called James Gadat Dark is a mere promotion than a reality but Thank God there was Kuol manyang, James Hath and John Kong Nyuon otherwise the two great nyagateen Gadat Yak and Riek Machar would told them to hid their guns,

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      • 19 March 2012 08:58, by Mi diit

        Good, let Jonglei disarm. I hope President Kiir will one day visit Akobo and Murle areas as a leader. Let all the armed youth come out from the bushes and hand over the guns to the army and the police. Thanks Kuol Manyang for the visit to Akobo and Uror counties.

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      • 19 March 2012 09:11, by Diu J.Kuek

        Mr Mangoor you don,t have anything to put into words and I can assure you for your future and I declare and till in advance you will remain as a dinka dominated dinka no hope for you brother in such posture that you are having this affirm by your behavior.go ahead Mr Mangoor

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      • 19 March 2012 09:26, by The Republic of South Sudan

        Dinka Dominated SPLA/SPLM;

        Gatdet is a reporter brother and has nothing to do with what Riek Machar, Kong Nyuon, Hoth Mai, Kuol Manyang and the ministers are doing. Besides, Gatdet is a South Sudanese who is concern with live of his fellow citizens. He is not busy by looting money of innocent soldiers who are protecting this land like your uncle James Hoth, Salva Mathok, Majaak Agot and Ding Kuol

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  • 19 March 2012 08:42, by George Bol

    Riek is welknown in Lou area. when riek heard anything about lou, he appears. Don’t you who are the dumness in the South? riek might be the king of lou inaddition to their ngundeeng and late wurnyang.

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    • 19 March 2012 08:49, by manyang mawech


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  • 19 March 2012 08:47, by OTOOLITMODDO

    Nuer thugs must be fully disarmed. Death to jonkoz. Long live Murle, may God Himself protect you my people!

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    • 19 March 2012 09:00, by Chok Deng

      To Otoolitmodoo;
      You are the most retarded person in this website,your mind is full of devils comment.What will u gain in killing? Don’t misunderstand me that i’m from Jonglei,i’m from the truth.

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    • 19 March 2012 10:33, by Ruach

      Jebe/Jabaar.The wars will be fought with traditional spears and we will see who the winners will be.Death to u!

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    • 19 March 2012 10:45, by long vision


      late the government hand the disarmment to Luo Nuer to Jebeni, Luo can disarm you ,with in helf of manth u, remeber what had did in Deceber if is not Riek Machar luo can disatm u, with in that manth and the GEV should ve, not thing to do with Luo.death to all jebeni MP ismail Konyi pibor commessiorer.

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    • 19 March 2012 12:21, by Nimber

      You are just talking like a child who begin talking.
      Lou-Nuer decided to hand their guns to Government not because they are fearing of Murle but resfecting their Ministers and MPs.
      Otherwise, do your backwardness you stupids Murle.

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    • 20 March 2012 20:25, by panom lualbil

      I don’t trust this disarmament done by collaborators. First Riek condolense is totally favorable to his own nuer than MURLE. Second, no statistic of guns collected from nuer or nwa like those of dinka b4. Nuer tried fool others like they handover their guns but some ran to ehiopia w/guns. Nuer doubt if there is leak b/n dinka and murle.

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  • 19 March 2012 08:48, by George Bol

    whether lou want it or not, SPLA will get their guns.they can not resist to spla other that is going to be adisaster. Can nyagat peter gatdet have a voice in the disarmament. ko

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    • 19 March 2012 09:06, by wang

      George Bol
      Do you know the reasons why Riek came to Lou-Nuer areas? SPLA have been in LOU areas for 3-4 days without talking to anyone, forget about starting disarmament. Lou told them to fuckoff. Do you know why 100% of SPLA army who are carrying the disarmament at Jonglei are Nuer, because Nuer cannot listening to Jaang.

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    • 19 March 2012 09:36, by Ruach

      George Bol and Mangoor.
      Yen gaat Jaani bia lac! Ke Ngaani kap ke mac Naath?Ke Naath ken diaal.E ngu wiee imo?Liel Muoor
      We respect VP President more than others and thanks to VP of South Sudan and the next President of South Sudan.

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    • 19 March 2012 13:35, by Loko El Pollo


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  • 19 March 2012 08:52, by Chok Deng

    Well done Lou-Nuer,that is the best thing we can do,than to kill each others for no reasons.I ask Murle to do the same,we are fed up of killing.No good reports in our ears other than killing.Let us work collectively for the benefits of our Nation.

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  • 19 March 2012 08:55, by michael Nhomlau

    Riek should not pretend to be supporting the disarmament in Jonglei, he is behind all these inter-tribal fighting in South Sudan. Shameless man, he should stay sillence, because without him this disarmament will still succed

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    • 19 March 2012 09:03, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      You are right man this man called Riek love to involve himself into almost things got done just like he did when he Shaw CPA was successful he just show up in lest minute, he is a man of opportunists’, he love being under amnesty no doubt about that,

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    • 19 March 2012 09:08, by Mi diit

      Michael Nhomlau, you must be a Nubian. Riek Machar is the only hope in South Sudan. Without him no self-determination, no CPA, no implementation of CPA, no independence, no democracy, no unity of the people of South Sudan. Stop your racial or tribal jealousy and hatred.

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      • 19 March 2012 09:22, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        you have been in such ache for so long advertise your Riek as a God profit but it don’t work, when he want to Khartoum you were saying that is going to bring freedom which he didn’t, just quit supporting you profit Riek machar for good since he is under amnesty, what kind of leader can be in under amnesty and you claim to be a better man?
        Shame is always come from Nuer

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      • 19 March 2012 09:46, by Jimmy A. Makur

        To Mii diit,

        The self-determination was first called by Southern politicians in 1947 when Dr. Machar was not even born.

        The spilt of 199os was power struggle within SPLA/M tself.

        If it was not because of leadership struggle then why did Dr Riek Machar Teny and Dr Lam Akol spilt again and form different parties??

        Let be honest to one another, we all know the history. Nobody will fake it!

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      • 19 March 2012 13:47, by michael Nhomlau

        Mi Diit,
        I know that very well, when truth are said, it pain you, but we will not stop telling the truth. You mentioned many things, Are you sure of what you are talking about? NO. Your greedy uucle did not contributed any single success to what poeple of South Sudan where fighting for, apart from running after Bashir. Is that not true? was he not Bashir alliane.Stop lying to people, shameless bo

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  • 19 March 2012 09:00, by viper

    Congratulations! Great Lou Nuer. This move indicates that you are good warriors unlike those cowards who do not want to hand over their weapons. A true warrior stops when told to stop fighting. You have also shown respect to the VP and his team. You shall forever remain respected if handing over is voluntarily.

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    • 19 March 2012 09:12, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Look at this pathetic Nuer viper respect, what respect and warrior are you talking about? Just stick your wicked respect into your ass and go to the toilet with it, what do you know about respect, respect Riek is like respecting halter, country without Riek is a country like heaven

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      • 19 March 2012 10:46, by viper

        Dinka Dominated SPLM/A, What a strange language is this you are using against me? This is a language of primary pupils, not intellectuals as you claim to be serving in our ministry of foreign affairs. What are you doing in the ministry of foreign affairs with this great lack of diplomatic language? You are really a street boy, a misbrought up boy. It will be better for me to stop talking to a stre

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        • 19 March 2012 10:54, by viper

          a Street boy like you. I thought that you were an intellectual but unfortunately, you are a little Jimmy with an empty mind

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          • 19 March 2012 11:30, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

            Look how you confused yourself with stupid words like little jimmy what s little jimmy? The words that used by wwe wrestler to entertain children, you are nothing to me than useless coward son of a whorl whom his mother sleep with any incoming strangers, don’t just jump up and down like crazy rape woman who don’t know where to get help, Since I state commenting on this site I never called names

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            • 19 March 2012 11:34, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

              but you idiot like you called names which mean that you are uneducated son of bitch with uncivilised attitudes toward ? and wealthy people like me, do you have ideas who I am? You will be scare to point your finger on me if you find me face to face leave alone that internet give you some legitimacy to say anything you want, next time don’t response to me and I will not

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              • 19 March 2012 11:36, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                response to you,
                it is so bad that some idiot and coward talk to brave people like me without shame,

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                • 19 March 2012 15:30, by viper

                  Dinka Dominated SPLM/A, Are you now a civilized person? Can a civilized person use this strange language that you are using? Is it not a shame to see the word civilization in your writing when you are completely a non civilized creature? What I know about you is that you are just a computer literate who is a non educated

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                  • 19 March 2012 15:49, by viper

                    Are you a wealthy person? Not a drunkard of Juba bars? Your language is a shame to us in SS. You are just a misbrought up boy who found himself talking to intellectuals like me by chance. You go and look for street boys like you to talk to them with this naked language of yours

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                    • 19 March 2012 15:57, by viper

                      Did I see you telling me that I cannot see you face to face if we meet? Ofcourse I cannot see you face to face since you are a street boy. There is no relationship b/n an intellectual like me and a street boy like you, who only knows how to insult an unknown person

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                      • 19 March 2012 16:07, by viper

                        You have now insulted my mother which you don,t know, does it mean you are a civilized person? A civilized person cannot use those strange words like son of a bitch,mother fucker and their likes. These words are opposite to civilization, that why I have never used them against any body on this web. South Sudanese on this web will be better off without you on this website

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                        • 19 March 2012 16:20, by viper

                          Dinka Dominated SPLM/A, you assume to be somebody working in the ministry of foreign affairs, Are you not a shame now to this great mission? You also assume to be coming from the family of the president, Are you not a shame to Kiir because of your name, the language you use, the way you make your comments? You are a shame to Dinka, Nilotics, your family and S. Sudan in general.

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  • 19 March 2012 09:23, by Nuer-achiben

    Mr Dinka Dominated nothing,why you always comments negatively againnts south sudanese’s ring leader Dr Machar and brave fighter Gen Peter Gatdet is this beacuse they are from Nuer tribe?if so, will you be barking like that or to hang your self?

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    • 19 March 2012 09:41, by Nyuaany


      Be careful when you pass beside a barking dog. You are not meant to throw a stone or else it will bite you. Rather throw him soft meat and call him by his favourite terms of courtesy otherwise you make no difference from him.

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    • 19 March 2012 09:52, by athoreyemodobong


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      • 19 March 2012 12:28, by Nimber

        You are realy leiers who can not tell truth, were you there during the attack?
        If you are not there plz, stop talking nonsens

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  • 19 March 2012 09:28, by manyang mawech

    we southernes are very confuse how come someone who shows his happiness after drinking some whisky? this is too bad for us.president must be unique than other.

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  • 19 March 2012 09:36, by Lachrymose Dinka

    In every article on this website you can not miss Murle name why? or is that people are suffering from MurlePhobia? please we need peace and not labyrinthine situation in the state.

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    • 19 March 2012 10:10, by Akobo River

      Luo Nuer should be and must be disarm peacefully or by force, and those coward stubborn 1500 evil white devil armies who fled to Ethiopia must be followed and disarmed too. Good job Dr Machar convince them and let them and thier politician to leave thier barbaric life and copy the Dinka Bor whose individual business men are building Churchs, school, clinics and forgiving the jebe..

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      • 19 March 2012 10:41, by Ruach

        Akobo River:You are a confused Dinka boy who stands behind our River.We will honor our sons and we will give them our guns peacefully.Who are SPLA soldiers today? 70% are Nuer/Naath.Who care about Jebeni?

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      • 19 March 2012 11:25, by long vision

        pinychalla River not Akobo River pls.

        we usually rspect whatever has said by Gvt becouse we known is not a first time for Luo to be disarm.we re, top Gvt we can not refuse the Gvt ,s comment and all GVT intellectually re, from Nuer.

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        • 19 March 2012 11:34, by Akobo River

          ma angu ma jin Ruac ki long vision, gorke alengo. SPLA is a national army and should protect its citizens no matter which tribe they belong to. Your sticking in tribalims will end you in hell soon. You must obey SPLA because no gargoushni and bullets from you masters in khartoum. We will sack any commander who will try to side by you. This is a national issue not a Lou (Mor or Gon) issue. Copied?.

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  • 19 March 2012 11:51, by Good Citizen

    is there a chance that Dr.Riak Machar can be our future president? the answer is no because his own savage Nuer cannot listen to him, why should the rest of south sudanese listen to him? second, he’s scheming with white wild ragtag army to eliminate other tribes.he may abuse presidential powers to commit more genocide like in Bor in 1991...

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  • 19 March 2012 11:57, by Good Citizen

    there are alot of disadvantages for machar to think of being the future president of SS.the case Murle, the case Bor, the case of Land grabbing in G.Equatoria, the case of corruption and many more.so he should not waste his time...

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  • 19 March 2012 13:04, by OTOOLITMODDO

    Let us start from tomorrow to contribute with our comments and remarks responsibly. Sudan Tribune has now become the number 1 media company, recognised internationally. But as for my neigbors, jonkoz coko ki ceke carraaci lavarcêé e, sorry sirs, pinyamok ya

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    • 19 March 2012 14:49, by Ruach

      Go and teach your jungle men with your little education.We will teach u very big lessons which u will not forget throughout your lives.Death to Ismail Konyi,Joshua Konyi and Yau-yau for killing innocent Nuer!!

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      • 19 March 2012 15:03, by OTOOLITMODDO

        Mr Ruach,

        Where is your professor Kim Deng today? Both of you jonkoziin you too need to teach your Nuer community to respect and love their neigbors the Murle. We are brothers fellow South Sudanese.

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  • 19 March 2012 16:15, by Kim Deng

    Dr. Riek,

    You ought to know that, it is not the first time for the Dinka Kingdom to carry out the so calle "disarmament" against Nuer community. It was done in 2006 and many lives were wasted between the Nuer Warriors and the Dinka Kimdom disciples. Now, again you urge the same Kingdom to repeat its mistake for its failure to provide the security at the first place.

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    • 19 March 2012 17:32, by OTOOLITMODDO

      You are right Kim Deng. They should provide peace for the villagers of both tribes, then if proven successful, the villagers themselves can easily be convinced to hand over their guns

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      • 19 March 2012 18:07, by Ruach

        No peace we agree to fight with traditional spears at this time.If not will u return our 800000 cattle stolen by your tribe men from Kachipo,Jieh,Ngalam from Southern Ethiopia,and stupid bunches of human being called Jebe?Whatabout our 280 children?No peace

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        • 19 March 2012 18:51, by OTOOLITMODDO

          ’gua long’ we agree no peace. You can bring your spears and bludgeons, and we bring bows and arrows. We fight for three hours only. If you insist on spears only, so it be, you failed to defeat us at the time of spears long ago even though you are experts of spears, and now we can hire some of your expert to teach us how to use spears expertly like you.

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          • 19 March 2012 20:05, by Ruach

            You speak in Thok Naath!Bows and arrows will never work and bear in mind that u had never defeated us.Bia lac yen Jebeni

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  • 19 March 2012 23:03, by Son of Upper Nile

    Good news a gain from Jonglie, hope all tribes there disarmed peacefully, peace prevails & let tribal haters & warmongers be ashamed

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  • 20 March 2012 05:04, by Odingo

    Do not listen to Riek Machar
    More than 400 people were killed by Murles attackers just last week ago. Did criminal Riek Machar go to Pibor and tell Murles stop killing Lou Nuer and Dinka Bor? no Riek Machar was the one who started this messed in 1991 by armed all Nuer Youths to attack Dinka Bor and now he is ally with Murles against Lou Nuer And Dinka Bor.

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