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S. Sudan army claims rebels entered Unity state from Sudan


August 24, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese loyal to former vice-president Riek Machar are crossing into Unity state from Sudan with heavy military equipment, a spokesperson for the army said.

The South Sudanese army (SPLA) spokesperson, Phillip Aguer (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Col. Philip Aguer did not directly accuse Khartoum of aiding the rebels, but said actions by the latter contravened the cessation of hostilities agreement signed between government and the opposition.

“There have been unusual activities, including hostile movement of rebels of Riek Machar with heavy equipment and weapons crossing into Unity state from Sudan, which is a violation of the agreements that have been signed with the rebels and others,” he told the state-owned SSTV.

Samuel Goch, a national lawmaker, said the Sudanese government had allowed rebels to carry out “illegal and provocative acts”.

“We urged the region, especially those countries which have interest in South Sudan like Sudan to cease dealing with the rebels of Riek Machar and press them to carrying acts in violation of international law and of the adverse consequences of any provocative and dangerous acts for which they would be held responsible”, Goch told Sudan Tribune on Saturday.

The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) spokesperson Khaled al-Sawarmi reaffirmed recently that his country does not provide any support for the South Sudanese rebels led by Machar.

Since the South Sudan’s secession in 2011, the two countries have several outstanding conflicts related the demarcation of the border areas and a referendum to be held on the future of the disputed Abyei region.


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  • 25 August 2014 09:10, by Gat Gan Kiir

    Poor government crying for the movement of our freedom fighters. You invited Ugandan Army well equips with Helicopter Gunships and JEM of Sudan with all military hardwares. What’s wrong if Freedom Fighters got Military Hardwires? The war you impose on us would not be fought by stick but with modern weapons, including the ones you bought recently from China. The worse part of this war is yet to see

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    • 25 August 2014 09:30, by Johndumo14

      Khartoum was accusing South Sudan and Uganda of supporting ,Sudan Rebels,Jem and SPLA/North,Juba and Uganda were denaying.South Sudan overan Hegelig for 3 weeks,and withdrew its troops after international pressure. The boarder issue and Abyei not solved. Now the game has changed,khartoum was waiting for this war,Riek Machar thinks he is fighting kiir,no,he now is fighing for khartoum.

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      • 25 August 2014 10:49, by Northern Sudanese

        South Sudan attacked Heglig and controlled in the 2nd attempt, first was in March when their asses were kicked. took control for 10 days until Sudanese army kicked south sudan’s army out. you didn’t withdraw because of international pressure, you were kicked out. you only said you withdrew after no south sudanese was left in the area. since that defeat you never mentioned it again.

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  • 25 August 2014 09:12, by Madina Tonj

    GOSS and Southern Sudanese people must know one thing that, Riek Machar Teny and Taban Deng Gai are not real South Sudan’s citizens having say that, these people they have giving a way South Sudan’s secrets to Omar al Bashir so that the Sudan government will help them. In the recent Riek visited to Sudan, he did tell Omar al Bashir to take Abyei to the Northern Sudan. He must be deny this Riek.

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    • 25 August 2014 10:05, by Rami Tot

      hahahah i personally be glade if that is true the rebels have entered unity state through sudan because what the government is doing is not good bring ugandan to kill it own people that will be good balance of force between genocial govern supported by uganda and south sudan rebels, sudan feel the pain of suffering of Nuer civilian whom IGAD betrayed by allowing ugandan kill them.

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    • 25 August 2014 11:02, by Gatkuoth

      What about Kiir, is he a real South Sudanese? He invited Ugandan to kill his People using the cluster bombs while he is drinking and laughing. Sudan has not used cluster bomb. Kiir used JEM and SPLA-N, Sudan has the right to intervene. I want them not to fight any South Sudanese army/people but JEM inside South Sudan.

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  • 25 August 2014 10:41, by Marco Bul

    Riek and his gang doesn’t know that he is fighting for arab.
    Moya fuul and sugarcane are nothing.You think u are hired with those trashes??
    They are being used but they don’t know.No achievement

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    • 25 August 2014 11:22, by Toney Toney Matot

      a source in Khartoum revealed that Riek Machar and Sudan defense minister held secret meeting with approval from Omar Bashir to help rebel dislodge the current government and unite the tow Sudan’s. this is the reason why the visit was said to be fruitful by the rebel spoke .though trying to do all these, they will never succeed.

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      • 25 August 2014 14:58, by J P Puok

        wish that claim is true but could included opening the south Sudan boarders to SAF and come to hunt at their arch-enemy the JEM,SPLA/N and the like because they lost my support and sympathy I owed them before. present of UPDF and the one fore mentioned according to philip is normal while acquiring tools for war is illegal good Mr 

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  • 25 August 2014 18:30, by Kim Deng


    Bring all your allies (Uganda, JEM, SPLA-N, Rwanda..) as many as you want, while the Mighty Nuer Warriors bring their allies (Sudan, Ethiopia...) and let’s burn down this Jungle (South Sudan) to ashes. It’s better to burn it down to ashes rather than being called Dinka Kingdom.

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    • 25 August 2014 19:45, by Takpiny

      Kim Deng,Nuer and dinka are brothers no problem between them at all.The problem is you and your like who don’t differentiate between leaders and tribes, our citizens are the victim of the SPLM party inner power struggle,but you failed always to know that,god will punish you with your black heart toward our country.

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