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S. Sudan petitions Security Council over Sudan’s military aggression


By Julius N. Uma

December 07, 2011 (JUBA) —The government of South Sudan has launched an
official petition to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC),
demanding immediate withdrawal of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) from parts
of the south, a minister announced on Tuesday.

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Nhial Deng Nhial speaking to the media in Juba on Tuesday 6 Dec 2011 (ST)

Also addressed within the complaint, Nhial Deng Nhial, the foreign
affairs minister said, is the call for immediate release of southern
soldiers allegedly taken as prisoners as well as an appeal for
Khartoum to cease all form of aggression likely to trigger a return to

"We urge the international community to exert more pressure on the
Government of Sudan and ask them to respect the sovereignty of South
Sudan and its territorial integrity. That is all," Nhial told a press
conference in Juba, the South Sudan capital.

While giving a chronology of the series of attacks allegedly carried
out by SAF in several parts of South Sudan’s Upper Nile and Unity
state, the foreign affairs minister said his government has directed its
forces to expel these northern forces from its territories,
but added that dialogue remains the best option.

For instance, In a November 28 attack at Um-Dolwich agricultural
scheme in Renk County, Upper Nile state, Nhial said four SPLA soldiers
were killed, one went missing and another taken a prisoner.

The southern army, he assured, has already succeeded in securing most
of the territories previously invaded by their northern counterparts,
citing Jaw, and area located on the north-south border, which was
recently occupied by SAF.

Continuous provocation from the north, he told journalists, could
result into war between the two nations, after the bitterly fought a
two-decade conflict halted by the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement

"We will not attack president Bashir directly, but if his forces
continue invading our territories, then we will have no option since
we have to protect our territories and it’s our citizens," said the
foreign affairs minister.

Meanwhile, Nhial denied reports that the southern government had asked
the US government declare a no-fly zone over South Sudan, saying such
a decision can only be mandated by the UNSC.

"Am not aware of any request for a no-fly zone over the south and like
I said before, we made a complaint to the security council and it will
have to be their mandate to make such a declaration," he said.

The Kenyan Africa Review this weekend published statements attributed to the South Sudan foreign affairs minister saying that President Salva Kiir demanded the American administration to establish a no-fly zone along the border with the Republic of Sudan.

Sudanese officials reacted to the report calling on Juba to stop its support to the Sudanese rebels in South Kordofan and Blue Nile instead of requesting US protection.

The head of political sector in the ruling National Congress Party went to say that Juba admitted its defeat by the Sudanese army.

The Sudan Armed Forces have captured Jau in Unity state, South Sudan last Saturday saying they took control of the headquarters of South Kordofan rebels. Khartoum also alleged that SPLA soldiers are fighting with the rebels.


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  • 7 December 2011 07:59, by Sundayw

    South Sudan is now run by a bunch of cowards. UN will not do anything to help a country that cannot help itself. How is possible that SAF is able to raid and occupy border towns without meeting the full force of SPLA? Instead of defending our territorial integrity, these corrupt Bhar-el Ghazel regime is running to the UN? UN will not help. In fact, it could be laughing now. Shame on you all.

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  • 7 December 2011 08:02, by Chanson

    Bravo Nhial.
    Fighting back MUST remains the best option.Let me hope this case may not be like Abyei case.Let our men in uniform fight those arabs using nails and tooth..Coz that is their first duty.

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  • 7 December 2011 08:02, by J P Puok

    This a long over due action Mr FM. Report it to the world first to know NIF aggressiveness towards SS sovereignity then next action. why not! soft politicking is not the right tool to the NIF. You can’t try to reason with a naked mad man in the street why he go naked. pple will perception towards you will be awkward! NIF @ Al shabaab of Somalia are different faces in same coin! treat them equal!

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  • 7 December 2011 08:09, by J P Puok

    the yesterday youth who demanded 10% participation in the government are free to ask for 90% participation in the war against NIF majahideens and janjaweeds. this is not the right time to talk of participation. I think your leader came from Australia or Western wolrd their fathers kept them safe during the struggle. now have come all to partake

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    • 7 December 2011 08:39, by mohammed ali

      Pouk, you are in Australia and you are posting from there. Come down to fight your own war since you like it so much!War is a disgrace and these young people need and want peace to build their future and war!

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      • 7 December 2011 09:05, by mohammed ali

        correction.....and not war!

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  • 7 December 2011 08:10, by mohammed ali

    SAF is acting within the borders of Sudan.This why we asked for demarcation before the referundum! The SPLA soldiers were captured on the battlfield, fighting with the so called SPLA-N, as such the should be treated as prisoners of war.Denying that you are not supporting rebells in SK & BN has become now more shaky than ever.You are giving evidence voluntarly, by your own words!..con

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    • 7 December 2011 08:20, by mohammed ali

      You better listen to your American friends who warned you of not respecting Sudan soverignity, before asking Sudan to respect yours.I donnot think SPLA is ready for war, soldiers are tired and frustrated of not getting their meager salaries, the big fat are quite fat now to leave their fat bank accounts, 4-wheal air conditioned cars, and other luxuries of life!Peace can be ..con

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      • 7 December 2011 08:27, by mohammed ali

        achieved easily and without loss of blood.Poor, innocent and marginalized southerners didn’t vote for you to continue with war.Your country and people need peace more than anybody on earth.SAF had withdraw from the south peacfully long time ago and they donnot want to enter your country!

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        • 7 December 2011 09:43, by Logic

          Its ironic how some blindly loyal racist northerners can call for peace while supporting an army which continuously disturbs the peace of its civilians.

          BN and SK are not going away, their problems will be addressed by the GUN since peace and negotiations had failed. Fake preaching of wanting peace doesn’t wash anymore given the contradictory comments and staunch support for SAF atrocities.

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          • 7 December 2011 14:41, by mohammed ali

            Just those war mongers should bear the conseques , unfortunately they just enjoy the misery of the poor marginalized southerners.Since you want the GUN you come down and use it and donnot let the poor and who doesn’t care about Salva or Basheer take all the sufferings alone.SK & BN are part of Sudan and am sure that all letters had reaced their adresses promptely!

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            • 7 December 2011 16:03, by Logic

              Mohammed, your friend is pissed at the truth, calling us idiots wont make the Africans of N. Sudan disappear.

              You guys are the biggest hypocrites on this site. You condemn the IDF for aggressing stone throwing boys in Palestine, but you say nothing when SAF uses Antonov to bomb civilians. We fight our own battles, unlike you sending brainwashed nuba and Funj to fight their brothers.

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              • 7 December 2011 17:07, by mohammed ali

                Logic, all Sudanese are Africans more than anyone else. They never bow to the white-man rule and they help their fellow Africans to gain independece since 1956, when there were very few independant African counties.Most of liberation movement had their offices here in Khartoum.Palestenians were supporting South Africa when your friends in the IDF were allied to the apartheid regime.Cont

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                • 7 December 2011 17:16, by mohammed ali

                  ..Contrary to what you say the SPLA is hiding behind Nubian and the Funj to fight it’s war; so as to put pressure on Sudan to accept what the offer on the negotiating table and have tritorial gains in the areas which they refused to demacate.Funj and nubians are the back bone of Sudan,they are fighting their own war against the SPLA.Funj established African Islamic state in SUDAN

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                • 8 December 2011 06:30, by PT92

                  Mohammed Ali,
                  Don’t you realize how you make yourself more stupid than you already had been by posting all the nonsenses you had in your skull? I won’t call your sand bagged head a head.
                  Listen you retarded mad dog. Defending all your wicked dooms of evil here won’t help you or them. Just acts loose as much as you can but at the end of the day y’all will regret. marked!

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              • 8 December 2011 05:42, by Sam.Eto

                A slip of the tongue !? Show your true colours !! IDF !!! Hahahaha

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  • 7 December 2011 08:10, by Land-of-Cush

    Salva is a woman while Omar is a man

    Goss/SPLA are wives while NCP/SAF are their husbands.

    The problem between south and north will be like what happening between Palestine and Israel.

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  • 7 December 2011 08:19, by Jong Anthony

    military action will be an ultimate solution to North aggression on South Sudan
    so it is hard way but only way for South Sudan to be free

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    • 7 December 2011 08:48, by Brother Billy

      Jong Anthony,
      You are right Ngong manyang and that has been my immediate calculation and reaction that the north aggression could only be solved militarily rather than calling for UN and International community which may take long to address, fighting has been a meat, drink and a wife for us when we were in a bush.I hope we will celebrate our christmas in Jau or Abyei, men are men

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  • 7 December 2011 09:26, by Akol Wek

    Mahommed Ali u are behind the news that why you are stil saying that we have evident of SPLA fighting in SK n BN you have capture two soldiers from us but we are not going to kill any soldiers from NIF, we shall capture these not next, we r now in the front line now waiting commander in chief war declaration, talk shiehk Mahommed n be there like me and my commerade SPLA Oyeeeeee,RoSS Oyeeeee

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    • 7 December 2011 16:55, by mohammed ali

      Wek, you are in Austrelia, and you will never fight any war!I didn’t say I have eveidence , your minister asked for realese of captured SS soldiers. He is giving you the prove and eveidence not me!

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      • 8 December 2011 07:17, by Anyak

        Mohammed don’t think this war is going to be like the one began in 1983 and last in 2005, but not last don’t tell wek that he is in Australia we have now our own means of communication that we can use. you don’t know our aim is to clear the Arab out from the African land. you pray your allah and this time you are going to eat fog

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  • 7 December 2011 09:37, by Deng

    What? this leaders should go home and sleep, and let some other take over. How can our people be killed and you appeal to international community. what is international community?

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  • 7 December 2011 09:39, by Akol Wek

    Sorry readers I meaan we are not going to kill nor toture any NIF soldier but we will arrest Bashier and sent him to we invade Khartuom Huge to answer war crime again humanity Iam talk on realities SPLA is cable to capture Khartuom and others area that waging war with South Sudan we r ready to defense our country SPLA Oyeeeeee, RoSS Oyeeeeeeeeeeee

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  • 7 December 2011 10:56, by Mi diit

    A "prophesied" war with north Sudan could be imminent given the current clear indicators along the borders.

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    • 7 December 2011 14:29, by SSLA/M Supporter

      Mi diit!

      SPLA/M is a big food because its powerless as it waste monies importing private and expensive cars, building private houses home and abroad, hidding some of the stolen in the regime bank accounts in the corrupted eastern African countries such as Uganda and Kenya etc. instead of training a capable national army of RoSS, So who is going to fight the war?

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      • 8 December 2011 07:00, by PT92

        SSLA/M Supporter,
        Why can’t your rebel movement defend the sovereign of South from Northern aggression while you claiming SPLA/M are busy looting Junubin oil money for their personal luxuries? Hopefully, someone is looking to put his mouth where there is money

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  • 7 December 2011 11:48, by Runrach

    I completely disagreeing with the so-called petition to UN- security council for the recent occupation of Lake Jaw in Ruweng county.
    The fuckin SPLM leadership policy has been so slow to people of Panaruu since the bombardment of their area and yet there was no responsed to SPLA forces.Why don’t you response in the same military means ? So pathetic to SPLM leadership.

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  • 7 December 2011 12:11, by sober

    Dialogue remains the best option as far as goss remains as far as possible from inerter affairs of (The Republic of Sudan). Southern soldiers allegedly taken as prisoners inside (The Republic of Sudan) territory, and then liable to international war prisoner’s treaty

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    • 7 December 2011 19:39, by Runrach

      @Sober, I don’t think dialogue is the best option, as individual, it seem SPLM/SPLA has a hidden agenda toward this area of Ruweng county, look since these shortsighters of security authorities learnt the warning attack from Khartoum Govt,they should have been prepared to confront the attackers.Again, some of their places has been already annexed to S.Khurdufan in their watch,We are not Nubian.

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  • 7 December 2011 13:31, by rock

    Dearest South Sudanese, leave these defenders of Al Bashir`s regime.so the only thing is to retaliate militarily and stop arguing with them.

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    • 7 December 2011 15:08, by Gatwiech Kong

      Mr. Minister
      Please can you stop talking to the media in a air conditioned hall while women and children are dieing day and night.If you can not solve the invassion by sudan, then that old item call John Kong the Minister of no defends, should be summon to answer why SAF is invading the country, while we spends 84% of our budget on millitary hard ware,and if its because kirr is coward then impeac

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      • 7 December 2011 15:17, by Gatwiech Kong

        Mr. President.

        Why are you just sitted in Juba, when Bashir is Busy mobolizing troops to fight and capture our teritories? are you still enjoying the honey moon of your daughter with the Ethiopian guy?
        He is already part of your family and he will come to you at home, first save the lives of innocent S Sudanese dieing at hand of Bashir.
        God have macy on this hat headed man

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        • 7 December 2011 15:23, by Gatwiech Kong

          Advice to the President.

          Mr. president stop playing games its time has gone! go and walk that man call Peter Gadet Yak, he is the only man who can command those dangeruor frone lines, the rest of your generals are just money machines.
          Peter Gadet Yak can bring back Abyei and all the other towns if given a chance of command am 100% sure

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  • 7 December 2011 17:50, by Kim Deng

    If the Warriors (Army) is lead by coward leader, don’t expect victory let alone retaliation, but humiliation and defeat.

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    • 8 December 2011 01:57, by Anti Dinka’s

      To Kim Deng you’re 100% correct
      South Sudan will Never see peace as long Salva Kirr is our leader
      this man is A Coward A Bastard he will never shoot one bullet
      against the real Enemy Arabs of Khartoum
      this man still preaching No War slogan
      southerners are dying every single minute
      he can not even protect his own children taken by Ethiopian useless guy street boy by the way

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    • 8 December 2011 06:12, by Cobra Bior

      Dear Nyagat Kim Deng, Can you some time talk like intellect , or educated person because your comments are ill-constructed and lacking humanity. i call you Nyagat beacuse whatever you used to posted back 2008, beomes real. i believe you are among those folks.you have been shouting about SPLA and Dinka doom days are coming in matter of months, and it happen. is that what you were planning?

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  • 8 December 2011 05:22, by Dengda

    My view doesn’t indowsed petition or lobby to US/UN at all
    we are soveriegn state who has obligation to protect our border agaist aggressor or adversers, it pointless when seeing our politician bend to their knees and lobby external bodies to come and protect them, what ashame! money brought to this Nation known of fear non enemies, this tell us that our politicians are corrupted to protect natio

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    • 8 December 2011 05:58, by Cobra Bior

      @ kim Deng and Anti Dinka. those who speed on the street are always victims of tickets threat. this thing is not a joke. talk soft now but carry along stick. back stabbing will not be tolerated this time. Beashir will not shelter you like he always does. Be ready for the consequences just saying.

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