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More than 30 rebels killed in Lakes on way to Unity state, official


January 25, 2014 (RUMBEK) - Days after the South Sudanese government and rebels signed a ceasefire deal to end the 5-week-old conflict on Thursday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, authorities in Lakes state say they have managed to push rebel forces out of areas along the west bank of the White Nile River.

Under the deal, the SPLM/A in Opposition and the SPLM government agreed to stop attacks and movement of the their forces. However, both sides exchanged accusations that the deal had been violated on Friday and Saturday, claiming that the other side was unable to control their forces.

The Lakes state government said the clashes occurred when soldiers who had defected from the South Sudanese army (SPLA) in Juba last month attempted to pass through Lakes to reach Unity state which has been a focus of the rebellion.

All routes from Lakes state’s towards the capital Juba have been cleared from rebels and public transport was running normally, Colonel Majak Ruei Angong, the commissioner of Yirol West County told Sudan Tribune.

The commissioner said he and the Lakes state governor Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol had been working with the SPLA to clear rebels from Awerial County since Wednesday 22 January.

Commissioner Angong said the that SPLA forces and had quickly responded when the rebels entered the area and clashed with a small police unit in Kal-thok at around 9am on Wednesday leaving three policeman injured with gunshot wounds.

The mutineers had gone into hiding in the Jabel-Lado area, he said, adding that the SPLA launched an attack on the areas on Tuesday night.

"We have confirmed so far 35 dead bodies of deserters rebels", Angong said.

The Commissioner said that Governor Matur had led the operation. "I became his deputy in the fighting zone", he added.

The rebels are not using the route going towards Guol-yar in Awerial County, where thousands displaced people are sheltering, as well as towns to avoid ambushes or military confrontation, the commissioner said.

"We fought those rebels in separate attacks at Kal-thok, Gol-River, Tibek, Dhor and Pulawar, and today we are still pursuing them toward [the] bushes of Ramciel."

Ramciel, which has been considered as the location of a new capital for world’s newest nation, is located in the eastern part of Yirol West County.

The SPLA forces in Ramciel were on "maximum alert" he said, claiming that the "rebels are very exhausted. "We will not let them go that way, they must learn from their own mistake", said the commissioner.


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  • 26 January 2014 07:36, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Where are the MPs of Lakes state? Did they hided themselvies at their homes?
    Why didn’t them go and join governor and commissioner in frontline to fight with rebels?

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    • 26 January 2014 08:05, by Dinkawarrior

      They talk about ceasefire and they’re still killing civilians on their ways to Unity state. The home base of rebels.
      Now they broken up the ceasefire?

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      • 26 January 2014 10:15, by adamu

        listen son of ... if u ve nothin...to say. pliz shut your stench mouth and of course you can nt contribute to dat Country in anyway punk. you and the likes don’t fit to take this boat a head pigs. Equatorians ve nt stood their ground. yet. you can kill us using states’ power, but we would like to tell u dat we can shame u my fellow bros.

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      • 26 January 2014 23:34, by Deng Tut

        Dinkawarrior, please your tribalism President who started declared the war and himself broken the ceasefire, the ICC is not very far from him.or will face the same manner like the former President of Libya Gadaffs.the General Peter Gatdet will show him a lession.

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    • 26 January 2014 10:14, by Majongdit

      Your useless rants against MPs will never go unanswered any longer. MPs are doing all necessary to help the Government. The MPs went out to all counties to aware people. One team of MPs led by Governor covered greater Rumbek, another team led by the D/Governor went to Cueibet and another MPs team led by Speaker went to greater Yirol. The Governor is there now with MPs. we know your grudges.

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    • 26 January 2014 10:30, by Majongdit

      Please don’t look at all our state MPs through the lenses of hatred. You were long ignored because you simply pass an amateur trying to scribble some words make no meaning at all. But since you have remain steadfast in your mission to decamping our State MPs in each of your post, you will be paid in your own coins from now onwards. Amen!

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    • 27 January 2014 03:18, by Tango Alpha

      Thank you so very much Lakes State people for the well done job and thank you in particular major general Matur Chut. Do this please for the sack of southern Sudanese people and for people of lake state in particular. Also to show to the government that we the people of lake state can do the job for southern Sudanese people even if we are mistreated in the government like now.

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    • 27 January 2014 03:44, by Tango Alpha

      Mr. Makuach the answer to your question is simply, Lakes State MPs are for money and not for the war, you could even get convince that they did not say anything when they had of the rebel allegation around Lakes State. you belief me or not, if that was about money they would have talks too much against the governor Matur Chut.

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  • 26 January 2014 07:42, by choldit

    Well, well, mr. Commissioner ur speech came at the right time. Did u knw in Juba the liar minister Makuei leuth n SPLA spoke person col. Philip are denying that the govt is attacking rebels. Now u prove they are laying. In fact the govt militias are attacking SPLA position in Lake state, Jonglei, Bentiu n Malakal.

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  • 26 January 2014 08:00, by Below the Law

    If I were Riek Machar I would have apologised to my own people and the country, arrested myself and/or even killed myself for having caused untold killings of own nuermen and my other fellow country people. imagine the killings of revels most of whom are civilians lured into waging a senseless war against their citizens. The Law must deal with Riek to bring him below the law.l

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    • 26 January 2014 08:34, by Mi diit


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      • 26 January 2014 10:23, by Majongdit

        Tanginya has both feet swollen. Lado Gore has dysentery and blisters all over his feet. So many days in the bush with youths working on them.

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        • 26 January 2014 12:31, by barbayo

          Getwich and Tanganya were killed and DY injured with Lado Gore they rebels are looking for treatment of two guys Lado and DY

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      • 26 January 2014 10:27, by Tibs

        Mi Cieth
        Shut your ass/close your yellow teeth son of whore.
        There was no any media that access that site. I count all Takinyang militias that was killed by Gelwong, they are 72 rebels militias & 10 police plus 5 wounded and still continue...

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    • 26 January 2014 23:53, by Deng Tut

      Below the Law. you better tell your Dinka President Kiir Mayarthii to setdown because of the Juba genocide committed against innocent Nuer Civilians, this act will take him into ICC. leave others atrocities committed in other town,you will pay the big price, you never know Nuer nation in your live, your grand Father tried it before but it cost them alot of live. the history will continuous.

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  • 26 January 2014 08:00, by Dengdittueny

    Ayuiu, are you in front line with the governor, you are always critical on MPs but even in other states, they have not joined fighting

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    • 26 January 2014 10:20, by Majongdit

      Have you finished collecting signatures against your area MP Hon. Madhieu Makuac? Go back to school and improve your English so as to share intellectual podium in a forum like this. I always see you on a Yamaha motorbike and each time I see you I just wonder if you too are driven by mere stupidity. Don’t mix your grudge against MPs with national issues. The MPs you scorn are doing more than

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  • 26 January 2014 08:02, by Naath Raani

    Angong, don’t lied. Your father kiir is dying urenating every 5 seconds. This year is not a good year for you Dinkas. There will be no reptiles for Kiir and Kuol Manyang plus Makuei Lueth. Makuei jailed his body guards due to they missprepared his Marialnyang or Agany.

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    • 26 January 2014 09:05, by Wicdail

      The whole world knows that whatever come from the mouth of Kirr’s regime officials are 99/% lies. Those rebels already goes through anus destroying whoever tried to disturbs their moment. Why lying to public?

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      • 26 January 2014 09:28, by Bentiu son

        Angoth,don’t lies to the public our freedom fighters had already reached Unity State Payinjiar County while destroyed n chased Gelweng militias in Lake State. Don’t panic yet we are now clearing some cockroaches of Salva Kiir’s Gelweng militias in Bentiu.This year,only thon Apeer will stay in Bahr el Ghazal region No human beings, cows,or chickens will be left.

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        • 26 January 2014 10:41, by Majongdit

          Bentiu Son,
          From now onwards, I will take you as a big big liar. These people you claim to have reached in Panyinjaar are still far far away. In fact, they have not yet gone beyond Ramciel. I see them getting finished. Some of them have been captured by Gelweng. Gatwech Dual and Tanginya are unable to move on their feet. Im telling u the truth my bro, you should pray! Please pray!

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          • 26 January 2014 10:54, by Bentiu son

            Majongdit,don’t feed us with fabrication claims or fibs man.Those freedom fighters led by brave men in uniforms had already reached Payinjiar County were I am now,Gelweng militias can’t intercepted them militarily because they were about 7,000 Nuer warriors.Do you know that Nguong Nuer share Ramciel with Yirol whereby they called it Ramkel while Dinka Atuot called it Ramciel.

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            • 26 January 2014 11:16, by Majongdit

              Bentiu son,
              I am a Dinka from Yirol. My mother’s root can be traced back to that Panyinjar you are talking about from Chief Malual Awuol. The force of Nuer that is still in Yirol areas is made up of 2500 soldiers. Many of them have been killed. He rest were for the whole of yesterday holed up in water. Ramciel shares no border with Panyinjar. It is a land between Aliab, Atuot and Ciec(Yirol East).

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            • 26 January 2014 11:20, by Majongdit

              Bentiu Son,
              I went to Nyuong once and I know it’s distance from Yirol East. It is very very far from Ramciel.

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              • 26 January 2014 11:56, by allan

                well done my dinka fellews this dirty nuer with out brain now can learn something coz this not a place for joke is place with people

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                • 26 January 2014 13:39, by Dinkawarrior

                  Believed it or not, both Dr. Cieth Holocaust Traitor Riek Machar and her concubine Nyandeng Garang are done in live. Their children will never come back to South Sudan or otherwise they’re going to be slaughtered. Nyandeng has destroyed her husband legacy due to her misbehavior by sexual intercourse with Riek she is really a bitch among the bitches.

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          • 27 January 2014 00:16, by Deng Tut

            msjondit. liar and you are the big liar in South Sudanm please don’t give the liar word will not take you anywhere

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  • 26 January 2014 13:48, by Aweil the Role Model State 4peace

    Thank you so much H.E. the Caretaker governor Maj. Gen. Matur and Hon. Commissioner for standing tall to show this animals the difference between Dinka-Bahr el Ghazal and Dinka-Bor, these animals like humans can’t understand the language of peace & tranquility instead they only know and respects this bitter language of beating them like Donkeys & Dogs so that they can move on faster & smoothly.

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    • 26 January 2014 14:00, by Dinkawarrior

      Aweil the role model for peace 4state!
      What do you mean by Dinka-Bahr el Ghazal and Dinka Bor? Don’t you know that there is no Dinka Bar el Ghazal? I know you alcoholic stupid son of bitch. If you don’t know the categroy of Dinka then I will give an example. There is Dinka Malual, Dinka Agaar, Dinka Aliab, Dinka Bor, Dinka Ngok, and so on. You needs to define the word Bahr el ghazal first? Dumy

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  • 26 January 2014 17:05, by Gatluak

    Stop spreading propagandas you fake government who doesn’t know the importanncy of her civilian. Kiir should be the first person to preach peace not rebels. Collect your money and keep it well for future of your kids.

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