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Rebels claim to have taken control of Gadiang in Jonglei


February 23, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan army said Sunday that it repulsed attack on Gadiang - about 80 km north of the Jonglei state capital Bor - on Sunday, while the rebels claimed that they had taken control of the area.

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Rebel fighters greet one another at a rebel camp in South Sudan’s Jonglei state on 1 February 2014 (Photo: Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

"Our force repulsed rebels near Gadiang this morning", army spokesman Philip Aguer told Sudan Tribune by phone Sunday without giving further details.

Sources from Bor, which some 200 km north of capital Juba, said at least 30 wounded soldiers from the clashes are being treated in Bor hospital.

However, the spokesperson for the rebels Brig. Gen. Lul Koang released a statement claiming that forces led by Maj. Gen. Dor Maan-jur had "liberated Gadiang" from troops loyal to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir.

Maj. Gen. Maan-jur is operating under the overall command of Maj. Gen. Peter Gatdet Yak, who led a mass defection from the South Sudanese army (SPLA) just days after fighting broke out in Juba between members of the Presidential Guard loyal to President Kiir and supporters of former Vice President Riek Machar.

Similar defections in Unity and Upper Nile states followed Gadet’s lead plunging South Sudan into devastating conflict that has already killed thousands and displaced over 700,000 within the nascent nation and almost 150,000 to neighbouring countries.


The rebels - known as the SPLM/A-in-Opposition also claimed to have marched on Akoka in Upper Nile state, allegedly to preempt government plans to destroy nearby oil facilities.

In a statement the rebels said that "forces under the command of Maj. Gen. Gathoth Gatkuoth made more territory gains by capturing Akoka County 80km north of Malakal town in oil rich Upper Nile."

In a separate statement, Koang also accused the government forces of resorting to looting the facilities in the oilfield of Paloich in fear of imminent attacks as Akoko is closer to the oilfields.

Oil workers were also being evacuated from the country’s main oilfield which produces about 70% of the production countrywide.

The rebel spokesperson said that their "forces are in still in Malakal" and had "beefed up security and strengthened our defensive positions around the town".

Koang denied reports that SPLM/A-in-Opposition forces had withdrawn from Malakal town.

After initial denials the government admitted that it "withdrawn tactically" from Malakal the capital of oil producing Upper Nile state on Wednesday after it was attacked by rebel forces.

Opposition forces deny triggering the attack on Malakal early this week saying they were merely defending themselves and filled the vacuum left by the SPLA as they retreated.


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  • 24 February 2014 08:26, by Wicdail

    Kirr and his slayers will not escape three things:(1)the regime change, (2) ICC indictment, and (3) facing justice within SS judicial system for violating the sovereignty of the RSS by hiring foreign forces to kill own citizens. What a stupid government on earth to mass killed innocent civilians even if there was a coup? Who again on this planet will trust this genocidal regime?

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    • 24 February 2014 08:34, by TUR-ANGON

      The rebels lost over 300 men in Gadiang and here they are talking rubbish. Anyway, keep your propaganda as it heal you psychologically.

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      • 24 February 2014 09:05, by dinkdong

        So, who is saying the truth here? Who had Gadiang right now?

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        • 24 February 2014 09:39, by good leader

          under control of freedom fighters as it was liberated by Maj.Gen.Dor Maanjur.

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          • 24 February 2014 14:37, by Tibs

            Worst Rebel Leader
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            3 Rebel Generals Dead As SPLA Retain Gadiang Simon Gatwech Dual and Mabior Dhol (Deputy to Tanginya) are believed dead”. “SPLA captured many brand new 60mm and 88mm mortar artillery from rebels believed to have been supplied by a foreign country,” continues the report. “Rebels burnt Mareng, Duk County in a recent attack but civilians repulsed and inflicted heavy

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            • 24 February 2014 14:38, by Tibs

              casualties on them.” More so, it is reported that rebel forces which attacked and looted Mareng are led by Duop Lam, a former State minister but Duk Padiet was bypassed in the process. “375 civilians were killed in a hospital and church in Baliet County by rebels last week when they ransacked the county HQs.” Starting with Saturday night attacks, 10 SPLA troops were killed while rebels lost 173

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              • 24 February 2014 14:39, by Tibs

                fighters in the battle for Gadiang

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            • 24 February 2014 15:49, by Malakal county Simon

              Liars after liars.... This source lack evident you need another source, to convince your reader’s ....Otherwise, thanks for the fake information!!!!

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            • 24 February 2014 16:23, by Sir King

              Tibs, I adivice leave you to leave this media because you do not know what is going on. Please your English is like that one of Salva Kiir, and you know a successful nation should not be ruled by such a dump person like u.

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        • 24 February 2014 11:47, by mathem jech amer

          As long as it is Nuer land, nobody cares who control it but how many Nuers kill is a question.

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          • 24 February 2014 14:36, by Mounyjang

            Hello Mathem Jech, You need to check your details well and don’t comment if you do not understand anything.
            First of all, Gadiang does not belong to Nuer area, other than Duk county.
            Two, for a government, any territory is important and who controls it matters to the government.
            I will assume, you must be from Great Bahr AL Ghazal judging you from some features of your writing. The oil u r enjoyin

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            • 24 February 2014 22:00, by George Bol

              Gadiang is in TWIC East County for those who may not know that location. Thanks

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        • 25 February 2014 04:25, by Bentiu son

          BREAKING NEWS:yesterday afternoon,our gallantry forces under the commands of’nicknamed Zadaam’ Gen Chayuut Manyang which is under the over all commands ’nicknamed Bipuor’aka Gen Gathoth Gatkuoth(not traitor Gathoth Mai)have captured Gelguk of Adar oilfield. The Gelweng militias of Salva Kiir are on run right now.Liar Philip Aguer must stop feeding the public with lies n baseless information.

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        • 25 February 2014 11:12, by Rami Tot


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      • 24 February 2014 13:47, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        My sincere thanks to Spla, [civilian volunteers for revenging your love ones. spla is marching with pride to the rebel strongholds after thoroughly defeating the rebels in Gadiang.

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    • 24 February 2014 10:03, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

      If Dr. Fool Riek has really gone to UK on medical grounds as it rumors, I am sure he will never come out of the Air-conditioned room to roam again the sunny/rainy/muddy/flooded savannah/bush of South Sudan in search of leadership which he failed to get in 1991.Those people in the West, who are supporting Riek must put in their mind that the forces of Riek are composed of only his tribesmen…

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      • 24 February 2014 10:03, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

        …Nuers, who have become addicted to targeted killing of Dinka since 1991, which would never motivate any South Sudanese to join him in his quest for leadership of South Sudan. Although not all Nuers are involved in this senseless war, the fact remains that the followers of Dr. Fool Riek are addicted to looting, pillaging, destruction of properties and human rights abuses on massive scale as usual.

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        • 24 February 2014 10:04, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

          Those whom Riek left behind must start looking for ways to surrender because they are not left in Khartoum as was the case in 2002, where some soldiers joined the militia forces of the late Gen. Paulino Matip and other militia groups of their choice for Khartoum’s orchestrated-competitive killing of their own brothers and sisters in South Sudan during the interim period and thereafter.

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          • 24 February 2014 10:04, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

            If the western world believes in Ngundeng that Dr. Fool Riek will be a leader of South Sudan, they are wasting their time. How many PhD holders from Nuer although they not married to Britons but behave better than Riek and serve the interest of South Sudan first? How many PhD-and-non-PhD holders from Nuer that can be elected democratically to lead South Sudan without bloodshed?

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            • 24 February 2014 10:05, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

              Whether this rebellion may be a protracted conflict in one way or another, the Western world, especially his in-laws (Britons) must know that Dr. Fool Riek Machar was not, is not, and will not be the choice of South Sudan to lead the country. If British PM is elected democratically by British people, what about South Sudan’s President? Should South Sudan’s President be imposed by British/the West?

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        • 24 February 2014 18:23, by yong madhal

          mr Labotonyom you right DR RIAEK MACHAR is DR of fool and ideotic mind violence and whom do rule when you killing the innocent cillian idon,t what is real in riek he spoil his leadership he faced the ICC

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      • 24 February 2014 10:31, by good leader

        hi LobotoNyom,
        the war will end before rainy season. if you thought like that please to sense. your mother fucked Akiir Mayardit will out as soon as possible. please follow the news.

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    • 24 February 2014 10:21, by Tong dut

      We have reached Bor this morning, we are resting and will attacked Bor this evening, Let civillian get out now, I have seen thousand crossing the nile, upto now they are still waiting for motor boat.

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      • 24 February 2014 18:33, by yong madhal

        mr TONG DUT iknows you are products of riek machar you needs to asked your self first why riek alway trow bones and nuers rush for it nuer will never rule this country you can killed people and you want to become leader shet

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  • 24 February 2014 08:29, by good leader

    congratulation, to our freedom fighters for liberated Gadiang from Kiir’s SPLA loyolists and their fucked allies. Maj.Gen.Dor Maanjur has chased them towards tilling desert.

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    • 24 February 2014 08:42, by good leader

      A reliable source have report that Kiir’s SPLA loyalists are planning to launch the surface-to air missiles (SAM) or ground- to air missiles(GTAM)when their forces are about to be defeated in Paluoch and Bor. they will briefly stop shooting and then launch the SAM 5 or GTAM and they are also planning to use the cluster bombs as they did last month on Bor road.

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      • 24 February 2014 08:50, by good leader

        they took those equipment last yesterday, one from juba to Paluoch and one to Bor to be used there.
        ATTENTION!, All freedom fighters should be alert of such a move to avoid taking mass causalities on our side. WHEN THEY STOP SHOOTING, OUR FORCES NEED TO SHOP SHOOTING AS WELL.

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        • 24 February 2014 08:53, by good leader

          Enough project satellite sentinel is watching them. have a good day guys.

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  • 24 February 2014 08:32, by George Bol

    Riek Machar has fled the country because he has collect reliable source that SPLA is going toward Nuer counties in Jonglei and hunt rebels.

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    • 24 February 2014 09:48, by Malakal county Simon

      George Bol
      That is just a wishful thinking of you and your likes.... Dr Machar can never leave South Sudan land because your little empty threat!!!! Dinka SPLA can never reach Nuer counties in both Upper State, and Jonglie.... But you’re lucky to reached Unity State due to mass of traitors over there, otherwise it could be a different story brother!!!!

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    • 24 February 2014 10:50, by Kiir

      ahahahahahaahahahahah Shame on you believers of Mrs. Akiir Museveni.

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  • 24 February 2014 08:38, by George Bol

    After rebels learned that Riek machar left and leave them in hot water,they started surrendering to SPLA.Reliable sources said that rebels left their positions for what riek did to them. Nuer will understand riek this year.
    Plus, James Hoth informed riek to leave for his live because SPla

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    • 24 February 2014 08:58, by jijury

      You stupid Salva idiots, we took Gadiang yesterday stop wasting your on that. we are surrounding the whole of capital city Bor while our other forces are chasing Kiir’s Guelweng out from Paloch,Molbok,Jalhaak,Renk.

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      • 24 February 2014 09:40, by Malakal county Simon

        This is true and it happened early Sunday morning, that’s Gadiang has falls to the hands of freedom fighters. Congratulation comrades!!!! Now this is a good news for all freedom fighters because Gadiang is the gate way toward Juba, which is the gangs capital.... But soon South Sudan will be liberate from this gangs government, to democratic government who respect the right all citizens....

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      • 24 February 2014 10:10, by michael coma

        That’s propaganda from rebels.Rebels were thoroughly defeated by govt forces.Riek Machar has no parents as it was narratted by his commissioner from Leer county.He is bastard that was adopted by his grandfather Tenydit.

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  • 24 February 2014 08:46, by George Bol

    Mi diit,
    We fire Riek machar, we captured all ten counties in Unity states, we chased food lovers like rat in capital Juba, we deny food/naath salaries in day light,we will grant the remainders of food lovers amnesty, we have reduced the population of salvage naath by 2/4, we have eliminate most of their generals and are now declar to march to Nuer counties to collect the left overs,

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    • 24 February 2014 09:10, by Wicdail

      HAAHAH, this is another campaign from Kirr’s desperate supporters. We told you that confronting Nuers in a field of death is different from stealing the national resources or killing unarmed civilians, children, women, and elderly. I can see how despairing you are; when hearing that our freedom fighters are overrunning your cowards. But the music is not loud yet.

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    • 24 February 2014 10:10, by moto


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    • 24 February 2014 10:31, by Bentiu son

      My heartily congratulation to our freedom fighters led by Jundi Iraq aka Gen Gatdet Yak Majiek,Gen Koang Chuol n Gen Gathoth Gatkuoth n Zadaam aka Gen Chayuut Manyang-the true Nuer sons unlike blood money suckers or traitor like James Hoth Mai,Dr Riek Gai n Dr Nguen Monytuil Wecjaang plus their Dinka Nuer slave hearted Dr Marial Benjamin Bil who was disowned indiscriminately by Dinka Agaar to Lou

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  • 24 February 2014 09:05, by Majongdit

    This student called Lul is a known liar. He is simply fighting the war of propaganda.

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    • 24 February 2014 09:52, by Malakal county Simon

      Greater of Equatoria should wake-up now and install Kokora, because this is right time for the system change in South Sudan!!!!

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      • 24 February 2014 10:20, by moto


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        • 24 February 2014 10:55, by Malakal county Simon

          I know you’re one of the Dinka (IDP) in Eastern Equotaria, because the real son’s and daughter’s of Equatoria won’t respond the way you have responded above!!!! Knowing the daily discrimination/atrocities/land grabbing committed by Dinka people’s in Equatoria land, while the tribal government in Juba is not doing anything about!!!!

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          • 24 February 2014 11:04, by Malakal county Simon

            This is a war for democracy against dictatorial government in Juba, so if you left out now, you will also be left out later.... It your calls!!!!

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      • 24 February 2014 14:28, by Hardlinner

        Malakal villager/county simon, people from greater equatoria have brain to think like other none nuer tribes. Alot of people disagreed with kiir management, but most chose to bring kiir down through election not through barbaric nuer rebellion. Also next person to succeed kiir must be clean of atrocities committed against civilians. Riek is definitely out of question.

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  • 24 February 2014 10:54, by Gangura

    I love Machar, Machar Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee kill those insects called Dinkas. foolish Kirr must step down

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  • 24 February 2014 11:32, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

    then why do Nuer said it is not a tribal rebellion and all the leading officers are Nuers

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  • 24 February 2014 11:33, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

    the rebels should stop attacking because they will get more loses if not they will all finished and their flesh will be wild animals’ food

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  • 24 February 2014 16:17, by kamal

    We are looking for rebels dr fool here in UK we are from mother SpLm we are Gangs from South Sudan we will kills him here in UK i so we kill dr fool in uk the guys to war okay we are getting good money from RSS to kill this DR fool in UK.

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    • 24 February 2014 16:41, by kamal

      Seconde to it we are kindly asking g,vent south Sudan if our money ready because this nagger is here with us in UK we are know is promises here in UK and England our account contact already with one of the business man s, Sudan guys time is oing for our mission who ever will read this don,t get scert we s, Sudan mafey in worldwide we are after our life and we have one office in Kampala and another

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    • 24 February 2014 16:47, by Malakal county Simon

      Kamal son of Abyie, you should be a shamed of yourself for being converted to Muslim when you’re a truely African!!!! Shame-on you for not knowing your true identity, and being money lover’s then your Abyie land.... Go and kill yourself, because you have no use in entire Abyie community’s !!!!

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  • 24 February 2014 20:43, by blesssing

    Riak Machar is like a wife who is divorced by the husband, she has no choice but to stay out of governance. Riak is quite known of his atrocities in South Sudan only. The only reward she is going to get only death, she will die upside down like a frog.

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  • 25 February 2014 11:07, by Rami Tot

    this time no more cluster bomb juba Bor road international eyes are on watch to criminal m7 and his wife Nyankiir M7.

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