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Over 40 people killed in South Sudan’s town of Wau: official


June 28, 2016 (JUBA) – More than 40 people were killed and thousands displaced in the clashes that occurred in South Sudan’s town of Wau, a government official disclosed.

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The country’s information minister, Michael Makuei Lueth said the death toll could rise.

“There are 39 casualties among the civilians and four among the police,” the minister told a news conference in the South Sudanese capital, Juba on Tuesday.

He said the armed men came from Sudan – totaling 700 armed soldiers under a command of dissident South Sudanese politician and joined by other Sudanese militias.

“It [the attacking force] comprises of Islamic group led by Ali Tamim Fartak – which he calls Islamic Movement for Liberation of Raja,” he said, referring to the headquarters of newly created Lol State, which came under attack two weeks ago.

Makuei said the government has formed eight member committee headed by Health Minister Riek Gai Kok and Justice Minister Paulino Wanawilla as Secretary. Other members include director of internal security Akol Koor, deputy chief of national police service Biel Ruot and deputy chief of military intelligence.

The government spokesman said the armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) allied to to the country’s first vice president, Riek Machar distanced itself from the armed group.


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  • 29 June 2016 12:13, by Mapuor

    Hahahah imagine we now have Islamic movement for liberation of Raga! Raga killed many South Sudanese soldiers during the liberation war and today Muslims in Raga are now waging a religious war that is supported by Khartoum!. If we fight and annexed Abyie to South Sudan by force, we shall surely have another Islamic movement for liberation of Abyie !!!.

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  • 29 June 2016 13:10, by Wed-wau

    1. Until last Sunday, the number of civilian who killed by SPLA over 400 accounted for, others are not yet.
    2. There are nothing called Islamic movement for liberation of Raja. And if there is one, Why attacking Wau.
    3. Since or before 2010, Kiir’s government are killed innocents, form a committee, and not a single result.

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  • 29 June 2016 13:11, by Wed-wau

    What Makuei said is just a proved that South Sudan is ruling by monkey criminal who possessed by the devils’ power.

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  • 29 June 2016 15:00, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    This is a political propaganda to win support for war against innocent people of Raja and Wau. We know there is no islamic movement in South Sudan but we have Dinka imperial movement to occupy other people’s land. First it was the Nuer, then Muru, then Zande, Nyangwara, Acholi, Now Balanda. Who else will miss the sword of the Dinka? Non Dinkas unite and find a total solution to this.

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    • 29 June 2016 15:21, by Hardlinner

      jur-kany, stop ur stupid games. u know quite well dinka civilians did not joined Kiir and Riek war otherwise all riek supporters wld hv been exterminated. most of nuer civilians joined riek to change power in juba but they failed. so don’t expect any non nuer tribes to form an alliance with u. only patience is the diffirent btn nuer n dinka. so nuer will never do any better to any tribe than dinka

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      • 30 June 2016 04:21, by choldit

        The Dinka didn’t have gut to fight the Nuer and will never that is why we brought in Uganda. That is a prove. There is no commonality btwn Nuer and Dinka. Nuer are not corrupt but Dinka are. Nuer don’t mistreat others but Dinka do. Nuer are nationalist but Dinka aren’t. Dinka are coward and selfish pple but Nuer are not. The list of bad things Dinka do but Nuer don’t go on and on.

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        • 30 June 2016 04:33, by choldit

          So plse don’t bring in the Nuer to try to clean urself from the killing of civilians in wau. Let find a solution from somewhere else rather than thinking of someone to blame for our bad deeds. If at all we have genuine reason to do what we did in Wau then let explain it to public else the govt shld apologize to our suffering civilians. Stop scapegoating everything to Riek machar z is childish.

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          • 30 June 2016 08:22, by Force 1


            If speak ill about Dinka then why are you ashamed called yourself Gatluak, Gatjoo, Gatnyanteer, Gatmanpalek,or Gatdeloi. Those are Nuer names and should be proud of them to call yourselves with and not Jieng names like Choldit.

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  • 29 June 2016 15:09, by Hardlinner

    if those terrorists were for liberation of Raja, why would they attack wau?. wau is not their home town. also regarding religion, south sudanese people adhere to their tribe first. religion is second choices in south sudan. let people of Raja distance themselves from those Islamists otherwise they would be reopening the wounds left over by 21 years of war with north.

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  • 29 June 2016 19:51, by lino

    We all know Sudan Government can play a bad role about anything to do with South Sudan, but what have happened in Wau, the Government of SS needs to address it in a proper way!!!
    Raga Liberation or not should have nothing to do with Wau Crisis!!!
    Sudan Government can instigate anything against the SS, and they SS Government just watching.

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  • 29 June 2016 21:16, by Joseph Canada

    40 people? are you kidding me? more that 40,000 people including women and children have been wiped out in Wau. The SPLA Gunship helicopter was used to kill the civilians. SPLA-Kirr have committed mass killing of civilians in South Sudan Using Big weapons such as GUNSHIPS and tanks plus other heavy chemical Cluster bombs given by Uganda to wipe minorities. This is the reality and the World’s quie

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  • 30 June 2016 10:17, by Kerem

    What kind of civilians are we talking about here. If you are in non military uniforms but full armed with all sorts of modern ammunitions. Can that be called a civilian? White army was fighting in civilians attires but they were still considered any army by Riek and the world. So those killed in Wau are not civilians but army in civil atires

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