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Sudan war plane bombs Unity State - SPLA


April 2, 2012 (JUBA/BENTIU) - South Sudan’s deputy defense minister, Majak D’Agoot, on Sunday said Khartoum’s Sudan Armed Forces had carried out fresh attacks inside South Sudanese territory.

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Chop Mut Machar, a resident of Guit County, showing the crater from an Antenov bomb dropped by the Sudan Armed Forces in Manga village, Unity State, South Sudan. 1 April 2012 (ST)

“The Sudan Armed Forces carried out attacks while I was even in the area. They carried out aerial bombardment at 2am in the night and resumed at about 8am in the morning”, D’ Agoot told Sudan Tribune on Sunday.

Guit County Commissioner, James Puoy Yaka, told Sudan Tribune on Sunday that an Antenov bomber belonging to the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) dropped bombs on Guit County, Unity State, corroborating the deputy minister’s account.

Yaka said that there are no military barracks in the Kuerbuokni area of Manga Payam [district], where around eight bombs landed, concluding that SAF must have been targeting civilians.

Manga, where the bombs were dropped on Sunday, is about 40 kilometers from Unity State’s capital Bentiu. Chop Mut Machar a resident of Manga showed Sudan Tribune where the eight bombs were dropped, explaining that no one was injured.

The commissioner urged the international community to step up pressure on Khartoum to stop the "aggression of the Sudanese government".

The international community has urged both sides to step back from the brink of a return to war - the previous north-south civil war lasted over a decade and resulted in the death of around two million people.

However, the US and UK have also demanded that the SPLA stop backing armed rebels in South Kordofan and Blue Nile, which were part of the group during the civil war. Since South Sudan became independent in July Khartoum has repeatedly to alleged that the SPLA-Northern Sector is supported by Juba.

South Sudan also accuses Khartoum of backing rebels in South Sudan. Both sides deny the allegations.

Deputy minister D’Agoot made the remarks after returning from a two day visit to northern Unity State to assess the security situation and the needs of the government and troops along the border.

He was accompanied on his trip by high ranking military officers including General Obate Mamur, the Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) for moral orientation.

The deputy defence minister’s claim that the bombings by the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) have continued since they began on 26 March, was repeated by South Sudan’s information minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin on Monday.

Last week SAF bombs landed on Unity State’s oil fields but did not damage any facilities. Antanov bombers are notoriously inaccurate as the bombs are dropped by hand out of the back of the aircraft.

Despite numerous instances of bombing South Sudanese territory since secession last year, Khartoum always denies carrying out the attacks focusing its criticism on the Juba government for its backing of rebels north of the border.

The clashes last week heightened fears of a return to all out conflict, with South Sudan forces (SPLA) attacking the oil-producing are of Heglig inside the Sudanese state of South Kordofan. Both sides accuse the other of triggering the fighting.

The morale of the army is very high, D’Agoot said, adding that the SPLA was capable of protecting territorial integrity of the young nation.

D’Agoot also said that he received reports that a ground attack had also taken place from 3-4pm on Sunday but was repulsed without any casualties in Apuokuer Payam [district] of Pariang County, Unity State.

James Gatduel Gatluak, the Maj. Gen. of the SPLA’s Division Four in Unity State, said his forces had captured one tank and four Toyota pickup land cruisers during the fighting, which lasted for an hour.

“As you are seeing the SPLA now, there is nothing left out from them in term of guns, whatever kinds of weapons Omer Bashir Army has in Sudan, we have it here, we are assuring to the local population in South Sudan particularly Unity State to stay peacefully since then our army are ready for self defend for the better security of our nation”, said Gatluak.


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  • 3 April 2012 08:14, by wad balad

    “As you are seeing the SPLA now, there is nothing left out from them in term of guns, whatever kinds of weapons Omer Bashir Army has in Sudan, we have it here, we are assuring to the local population in South Sudan particularly Unity State to stay peacefully since then our army are ready for self defend for the better security of our nation”, said Gatluak


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    • 3 April 2012 09:25, by Bentiu CAPTAIN

      I think South Sudan has the right to invade Sudan because sudan has already declared war by bombing Unity state in South Sudan. How come? you bomb and attack me in my territory ,then i have to response and attack you and fight you ; that is tit for tat!

      Sudan has these stories of startig a fight and point a finger to others for starting it(e.g In Nuba mountains,Blue Nile etc. S.S knows all that

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    • 3 April 2012 10:55, by Tariel

      Fellow citizens,

      For those who are naive about South Sudan’s future president, the man talking right here is the one !

      The modern Presidency of Majak D’ Agoot will stare South Sudan to the greatest destiny.

      It is better to know your president earlier before it is too late, he is God given president that the country is waiting for after getting rid of stupid convoy.

      Welcome Majak D’ Agoot !

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      • 3 April 2012 11:23, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        Tariel I know Majak Agoot batter than you man, he can be a leader without your support okay, we all love him and respect him but he cannot be a leader after getting rid of anybody,
        Don’t bring your tiwic stupidity of segregation among Dinkas, everyone love Majak including Kiir and if Kiir have to go today, he will pick Majak to be a president of the country, so stay away from him. We love Him

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        • 3 April 2012 13:24, by Tariel


          I am not from twic man, am concerned citizen who believe in good leadership and progress of junub unlike who believes in your tribe leaders.

          Be warned!

          The upcoming government of Dr. Majak D’ Agoot will not spare those fools who have looted public funds. Be ready to be hang in public rally under flag at Garang Mouseleum shortly with other thieves from Barh el Gazal

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          • 3 April 2012 13:44, by The Messiah

            You call that a public campaign to bring another Dinka fool to presidency, but I call it a public rant of foolish witches gathering to sniff in foolish doses for their own good.
            That my friends will never happen. No chance for another Dinka foolishness and corruption that has made South Sudan the foolish hub of the world. Agoot and Garang are the same contents, killers and devils. let him die...

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            • 3 April 2012 18:40, by panom lualbil

              huululu hypocrites called MESSIAH, dinka showed no failure during struggle therefore, dinka has credit for another chance regardless of your monkey ass idiot. GO and jerk up bashir dick if you don’t like JOHN who liberated you from slavery. We southerners believe in living God through His SON JESUS CHRIST. Who do you like to vote for?

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        • 3 April 2012 21:35, by Born-to-Rule

          Dinka Dominated SPLA/M,

          keep up the good fight, and don’t waste your time with those who have nothing to contribute the cause/discussion(s). Ignore those that attack you with personal insults. Again, it’s waste of your to respond to treasonous/buffoons.
          Reik Machar should not be the VP in south Sudan, ICC need to investigate him for the murder of citizens of south Sudan in 1991.

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      • 3 April 2012 16:18, by Sir King

        Dear Southerners, look at this "BOR" fake guy called TARIEL. He branch from main discussion of SAF attack on South Sudan and came up with wrong idea of bring Majak Agoot a president of South Sudan. Tariel, you don’t feel shame really. We know very well that any strong person among these leaders can be a leader but not through that stupid support you are showing us here. "SNAKE IS BETTER THAN BOR"

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        • 3 April 2012 19:32, by Tariel

          Madam queen,

          The stupid majority (Barh Gazal ) people have no shame. The say goes that " a foolish thief is dangerous, he can break inside the house even during day time when people are there. You have spoiled the name Dinka!

          Your so called leaders are embarrassment to the whole South Sudan!

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          • 4 April 2012 05:41, by DeltaBravo

            To Tariel and Dinka doom shit.

            You are disgrace to Dinka in particular and Southern Sudan in general. South Sudan will be rule by the Constitution of the Country. President,VP,Speaker of Parliament and the list goes on. I don’t see Majak Agoot in this Cabinet arrangement. Please go back to school or Cattle Camp. I am Dinka and I don’t buy your stupid behaviors here on this web.

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            • 4 April 2012 09:43, by Tariel


              You and Dinka dominated are from Barh Gazal, so don’t pretend here by comparing my blessed brain with his doomed ass, sucker!

              Tell your illiterate uncles to leave Juba and go look after the cattle because they have prove to be laughing stoke here. Enjoy your stolen money and don’t pretent to be wise,ok. Eat in silence !

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            • 4 April 2012 10:13, by Tariel


              You and Dinka dominated are from shameless Barh Gazal so don’t pretend here, ok. Who is that stupid not to know the disgrace you have caused the whole Dinka.

              Before you tell me to go back to school%

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              • 4 April 2012 13:57, by DeltaBravo

                To Tarielshit

                I have no idea of Bhar or Bor. I don’t support Tribalism. Because both of you don’t even know that Majak Agoot is deputy far away from Presidency think about it.Your pick of Majak Agoot does not support your argument. I got respect for all Southerners. Beside Salva Kiir is not illiterate as you think.You people from Upper Nile ,Warrap are the one bring disgrace to South.

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  • 3 April 2012 08:24, by E. Defense Forces

    ICC chief spoke to Al Jazeera about the video footage showing Sudan’s Ahmed Harun urging soldiers to "take no prisoners" in Southern Kordofan

    Fears of war as Sudan talks stall

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  • 3 April 2012 08:43, by Bentiu CAPTAIN

    Mobroooooook SPLA!!!!! One tank and four land cruiser capatured from terrorist of Omer Bashir. Why Obama don’t allow us to fuck these terrorist ARAB for sometime!!!!!


    South Sudan oyeee!!!

    God bless South Sudan.

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    • 3 April 2012 09:16, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Sudan are using weapons that they bought with our oil manias that they steal and fake agreement that they sign with Nyagat Riek Machar and Nyagat the dead man Polino matipo Nhial during the war struggle, no one can wonder how many agreements sign by Khartoum and Nuer nyagateen to loot South Sudan resource, every Nuer always rebelled and sign fake and fool agreement with their master Bashir, now we

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      • 3 April 2012 09:18, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        we are getting killed by the guns bought with our wealth, what a shame Nuer brought this power to Khartoum by just a return of food, this people are like wind who just goes with no shame
        Shame is always come from Nuer,,

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        • 3 April 2012 09:49, by Paul

          I have come to realised you are not a dinka! your agenda is to make Nuer irritated and create a tense environment btween Nuer and Dinka. You are so pathetic!! go and hide snake!

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          • 3 April 2012 09:57, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

            Paul you and Riek machar puot Nyuon are enemies of peace in the country and there is no doubt that you are going to denial it,
            If I am not a Dinka than may be I am Nuer, but there is no day that I will be Nuer unless I am drunk and become nyagat like Nuer who don’t have leader but spiritual leaders shame is always come from Nuer,

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    • 3 April 2012 10:19, by Northern Sudanese

      Captain looooooool so your happy with those captured 1 tank and 4 landcruisers????looooooooooool hhahaahhaahhahahahahahahah how many tanks did we take from spla in heglig and abyei???? how many cars have we destroyed????? and don’t worry.......this also might be declared a lie tomorrow loooooool hahahahahahaha

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      • 3 April 2012 10:45, by Deng

        Mr. Northerner, everything starts from scratched all the way up. even if we capture a pistol’s bullet, that is still significant to save alive. Wait till we hear aftermath tomorrow because this could be more than that.

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  • 3 April 2012 10:41, by Deng

    South Sudanese in diaspora,

    Please lets show our loyalty and concern to the SPLA that what we want more to strengthen our defense is not just mobilizing our locals but to acquire powerful weapons including surface to air defense military hardware which we can still acquire if this fucken corrupt officials in Juba gvt spend that money wisely in national defense.

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  • 3 April 2012 11:39, by siddaw

    this bastard will regret their senseless dissession of this monotonous bombardment when we respond...

    the south government should not rely on the international communities. this is simple. lets just handle it like how we have handle duor (Equatorians) from invading the country, to North.

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  • 3 April 2012 12:24, by Sean Parry

    LOL, your rednecks call that a crater?

    If you really want to claim that this area has been bombed, could you please dig a bigger hole, say 3mX3m?

    What kind of freaky bomb can make a tiny tiny crater like that?

    Can anyone actually tell the truth rather than making some stories.

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  • 3 April 2012 17:28, by Kim Deng


    If a country is lead by coward, don’t expect victory, but defeat and humiliation all the time.

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  • 3 April 2012 19:13, by panom lualbil

    Look at ugly face of GATNYANTEERI !! If the president KIIR declare war against BASHIR today, they will all go to khartom tomorrow and return in the next day only to massacre civilians taking their foods, animals and kids regardless of taking revenge.

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    • 3 April 2012 21:17, by Born-to-Rule

      Panom Lualbil,

      I agree with you on the contents of comments, however, I don’t agree with you personal insults.

      If President Kiir declare war against north Sudan many on this forum will not join the fight. The talkers are not contributing to the government but all are engaged on denigrating the southern people and government. I guess it’s easy to spew the venom’s behind key boards

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    • 4 April 2012 05:59, by zulu

      panom lualbil

      Absolutely sir! these guys are lucky because Kiir is a patient fellow, holding the junkyard dogs who wanna jump on the nex of khtm and is reap them appart. kiir has been telling them to chill, but an order will surely teach the ncp to listen to reason and might.

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  • 4 April 2012 05:22, by acuil deng

    Sudanese-Arabs are united in fighting us, while we’re divided trying to fight them back. Their investments are in Antenovs, ours are in secret bank accounts. Now, we know how dangerous it’s to misuse public money, as we stand unable to shoot down a single Antenov.

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