Home | News    Sunday 9 April 2017

S. Sudan army recaptures Bagari town from rebels


April 8, 2017 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese army (SPLA) claimed on Saturday that it regained full control of Bagari, a town located 12 miles south-west of Wau town from the armed opposition forces.

JPEG - 43.4 kb
The SPLA conducting military drill in Bor, November 29, 2014 (ST)

The recapture of the Western Bahr el Ghazal state town is the latest military action undertaken by government forces, despite international pressure for a declaration of a unilateral ceasefire.

Eyewitnesses and area legislators said pro-government troops, backed by an air cover and tribal militiamen, carried out a surprise attack on the rebel-held position on Friday, forcing them to withdraw their forces after fierce fighting.

A state minister, in an interview with Sudan Tribune, also confirmed the attack, which reportedly forced the rebels to flee the town amid artillery shelling by government forces.

It was not immediately clear how many fighters were killed in the attack and no official statement was released by spokespersons of both the army and the rebel movement.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and nearly two million others displaced in South Sudan’s worst-ever outbreak of violence since it seceded from neighbouring Sudan in July 2011.

In late August 2015, President Salva Kiir signed a peace agreement previously signed by Riek Machar called the "Compromise Peace Agreement" mediated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

The agreement established the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) responsible for monitoring and overseeing implementation of the peace accord.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 9 April 2017 00:16, by Kush Natives

    Is it the dialogue rebels wanted to enjoy? Sometimes ones remained confused, when other side think of peaceful dialogue and the other hand think of violence? When South Sudanese stopped blood shed? If this is the most way, then there’s no solution.

    repondre message

    • 9 April 2017 16:32, by Mi diit

      JCE can win the battle but not the war.
      Struggle continues to the last man.

      repondre message

      • 9 April 2017 23:18, by Mi diit

        Breaking News:

        Brig. General Peter Phar Jiek Kuich Gai Kuoth has been killed today by mighty I.O fighters in Western Bhar Elghazal State.

        repondre message

        • 10 April 2017 08:58, by Wau son

          My brother Congratulation to our gallant IO boys in WBGS,.. hence, I would like to assure you that these militia called Mathyang Anyour will not enjoy staying in bagari up to the upcoming rainy season. I tell you our boys are in need of these militia’s ammunitions ,we are not from them ,because that Bagari is our village its the land of our ancestor’s therefore, we will remove them out from there

          repondre message

  • 9 April 2017 02:49, by Bolman

    where is the peace in that useless Gangs group called themselves Government while they closed 75% of the Country population, they keep attacking IO position because they were engineering somewhere. let me tells you this i believe is not yet ans the call war when they answering the Kiir War SS will live in the mess killing make words

    repondre message

    • 9 April 2017 17:12, by Chong Thow

      Government is talking about peace, and war together. Which way do people believe this dialog will work if the war going on? It shows this dialog is not going to work at all. President kir if you mean you work in peace stop fighting.

      repondre message

  • 9 April 2017 07:55, by ayellopanyodo

    Wait it is a matter of time and hours mighty forces freedom fighters will take it, it is a tactical withdrawal so they are besiege and storms and am tomorrow they will run while their hands at their ass believe me comrade

    repondre message

    • 9 April 2017 08:03, by South South

      People are writing bogus statements in this forum. War will destroy every village in South Sudan and no single one will come out from it as a winner. There are no such thing called freedom fighters in South Sudan. We have rebels who think by killing innocent people they get power. On April 4, 2017, those wicked rebels attacked innocent people in Mapel and killed many. This is a reaction.

      repondre message

      • 9 April 2017 16:32, by jubaone

        South South,
        At least you accept, None will come as a winner out of this war. But other jienges believe they will, then good luck. This war will and must continue until either the jienges defeat all the 63 tribes or the others flush out forever the jienges. No compromise on that.

        repondre message

        • 9 April 2017 17:32, by South South


          I have no hatred toward any tribe in South Sudan because are all South Sudanese. You have big hatred against Dinka. It’s your choice and you can sleep with it. Government of South Sudan has no choice but to hit back wicked rebels until they accept that peace is the only option. Talking about war to continue, your immediate family will be the first family to pay very heavy prices.

          repondre message

          • 9 April 2017 19:04, by jubaone

            South South,
            We all hoped that ARCISS 2015 would finally be the basis for sustainable peace in SS. But certain jienge motherfuckers faked a coup the red is history. My family and all non jienge families are paying a dear price for which the total destruction of this jienge junk state and creating a 2nd Republic is a must.

            repondre message

            • 9 April 2017 19:14, by South South


              The big problem now in South Sudan is to single out Dinka tribe as a trouble maker. Let me tell you what I want.
              1- Stop the war unconditional.
              2- Have real dialoue to reach very good understanding.
              3- Forget and forgive what happened for the sake of our families including yours.
              4- This is our country and we must save it before it is too late.
              5- If war continue, we will see the worst.

              repondre message

              • 9 April 2017 19:58, by jubaone

                South South,
                You know very well that today, no jienges and MTNs can freely move out of Juba without being hunted down and that will not stop until the jienges accept that all get together on the basis of ARCISS 2015. The Kiirminal doesn’t own the South, nor did his jellaba masters tell him to own the South. Even in your jienge junk states, your people are getting it rough, why?

                repondre message

                • 9 April 2017 20:04, by jubaone

                  ..cos you and those fortunate jienges with looted monies quickly escaped to Uganda, Kenya and everywhere. Those unfortunate luakjiengs who have no benydits and bandits either starved or sought refuge in Darfur, Khartoum or idled in Equatoria. That is the truth. We shall ensure that no foods will ever transit through Equatorian anymore so that the rest jienges starve.

                  repondre message

                  • 9 April 2017 20:57, by South South


                    The good news is that people like you are uniting Dinka and make Kiir stands like a rock. If you have power to drive away Dinka from Equatoria, what are you waiting for? Let me tell you. We are in 2017, not 1980. Government of South Sudan has gunships, tanks, fighter jets, millions supporters. Fake Arabs are not there to help you out like in 1980 (kokora). You will pay very heavy prices.

                    repondre message

                  • 10 April 2017 09:26, by Unionist Agent

                    Jubaone,talking of ambushing and killing innocent Dinka in Equatorian towns, if you are not an idiot, have you ever thought of you fellow Equatorians working and staying in Dinka lands? Have you ever thoght of your fellow Equatorians who move freely in the land of Dinka? Why don’t you pause and think for a minute whether what you are preaching is good for your people?

                    repondre message

      • 9 April 2017 16:59, by koang mi kei

        I think misunderstand this War better to silence then making noise like empty vessel, the good thing I know Dr machar show the world true colors of Dinka and their follower. Even some nuer or equotorian who food lovers because jieng has taken everything in South Sudan leadership,beggers and also robberies the country weaths

        repondre message

  • 9 April 2017 08:49, by Kuar Junub

    I know government have no capacity to capture Bagari town from freedom fighters, the Darfur JEM criminals that were defeated by Janja Weed & SAF r the ones responsible for this incident it’s just matter of time before they’re flushed out by SPLA IO that withdrew from the town tactically

    repondre message

  • 9 April 2017 08:56, by Kuar Junub

    Darfurian will regret one day why they support this cowardice tribal empire crumbling down they don’t know Dinkas only know how to eat they don’t want to die that’s why they use other ppl with the oil money to fight for them because of their cowardly

    repondre message

    • 9 April 2017 10:00, by Kush Natives

      Kuar Junub,
      When you’re terribly defeated, you talks hopelessly as in state of regression. JEM? Who opted to follow those fools of Taban Deng, you will not rest from smelling the smoke! Always complaining about JEM,SPLA-N. Go to hell. As long as those groups are paid to get jobs done, then why not? But, FYI, none of those forces into South are unexistibg. If that’s what you always dear, then come

      repondre message

      • 9 April 2017 10:24, by South South

        Kush Natives,

        Rebels are like children, they call for war day and night and when they get it they start the game of finger points. On April 4, 2017, rebels killed many innocent people in Mapel, our government must show them that every mistake has punishment. Losing Bagari will send a very strong message to rebels that if you mess up with us, you will get the worst thing in your life. Let them cry

        repondre message

        • 9 April 2017 16:29, by jubaone

          South South,
          Did you cry 9 months ago, when the IO (Proper) captured Bagari from the jienges? How long do you expect to sustain it? Honestly, it is about satisfying your jienge egos, "oh look we are strong and have recaptured Bagari from the rebels", but whether any serious peace will come, None. Ofcourse jienges needed the JEM, SPLM-N, how could cowards do that alone?

          repondre message

          • 9 April 2017 17:39, by South South


            Unless you do not want to accept the facts on the ground. Since Paul Malong took over our army, South Sudan defeated rebels in every battle. Rebels started running to Uganda, DRC, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan to hide. Our government managed to rally our neighbor countries. Rebels are inside South Sudan like birds in cages. Our relationship with Israel is up. Our relationship with Egypt up.

            repondre message

            • 9 April 2017 17:43, by South South


              peace is the only option for you to have any saying in South Sudan. Messing up with us will lead to your destruction, believe me when I say that. South Sudan has many strategies to destroy you and when I say no winner in the end, I mean it because poor people will deny and that is a big problem to all of us in South Sudan, our government is in a very strong position, remember that.

              repondre message

              • 9 April 2017 19:52, by jubaone

                South South,
                Your jienge army can’t crush such an organized rebellion which has heavily relied on hirelings and mercenaries like UPDF, JEM and SPLA-N. The Kiirminal and Malong talked of defeating the opposition, nothing has happened and will happen. As for the neighboring countries the Kiirminal is a useful idiot who can be fooled.

                repondre message

            • 9 April 2017 20:32, by jubaone

              South South,
              In strategic alliances the Kiirminal can’t have Arabs and Israel in one basket, that is a dream. Egypt is concerned with the Nile and as long as SS fights itself, the Nile is undisturbed that is good. Israel meanwhile wants SS cos of the thousands Darfuri refugees already expelled into SS with sind arms deliveries for the Kiirminal. Somehow Israel is worried that SS doesn’t offer the

              repondre message

              • 9 April 2017 20:52, by South South


                When you fight you use two things: 1- your mind, you need to be smart to win war. This is what our government is doing now. You can call it any names you want, but the fact reminds clear, government is winning. If we want to get to Pagak today, we will just match to it like a knife into steak. Your are losing, hiding in bushes and claim to be strong is very childish. try Juba or Yei.

                repondre message

  • 9 April 2017 12:12, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Bagari has fallen but has the minds and hearts of Balanda Bagari fallen too? Please stop this war of occupation!! You will win the battles but not the war. You are kidding yourselves with state tools for defense to fight your tribal wars. Please wake up to build the country through negotiation.

    repondre message

  • 9 April 2017 18:10, by deng kual acot

    Fine. when I am speaking truth, Equatorians open up anus on me. where are your men now in Bagari. You like Rebecca but for her sshe is looking for new husband or concuby like Museveni or Riek Ten or any of the leader arround. shame on you all. Penis is ready to fuck you guys in the anus. who are Equatorians? give it some days and see Salfa’s men in control of Equatoria. what politics do you know?

    repondre message

  • 9 April 2017 18:16, by deng kual acot

    I donot answer fools but I Must say and for your information, we are in controle and must remain in control for ever and ever waaiting to hand over only to JESUS CRIST AND NOT TO ANY FOOL FROM EQUATORIA. What war can you fight and yeld successful result. We are going to use the very you now do away with your fellows. SStupid Eqatorians.

    repondre message

  • 9 April 2017 19:49, by Lou Nuer The Great

    SPLA IO vivaaaaaaaaaa

    hey illiterates jienges don’t proud yourselves and post nonsense about Baggari confrontation SPLA IO made technical and tatical withdrawal in the town while underway to recaptured it tommorow morning stay tune SPLA IO vivaaaaaaa

    repondre message

    • 10 April 2017 09:08, by Wau son

      Thank you comrade Lou,
      Your absolutely right, its a matter of time and they will see a sun coming up from the evening site.viva Wau, viva bagari boys, viva IO forces and death to Mathyang Anyour,we will turn Bagari area their grave yards.

      repondre message

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

What Makes an Uprising? 2021-09-03 17:29:45 By: Dr Lam Akol* In an undated article, Hon. Atem Garang de Kuek discussed what was required for an uprising in South Sudan to succeed as did three uprisings in the recent history of Sudan (...)

Is IGAD partly responsible for current confusion in South Sudan? 2021-08-21 09:41:17 By Bol Khan In April 2016, Radio Tamazuj posted and answered questions about the fainting Security arrangements or demilitarization of the capital, Juba as stipulated in 2015's signed ARCSS and (...)

South Sudan People Coalition for Civil Action (PCCA) is to create warlords 2021-08-19 11:06:28 By Steve Paterno In South Sudan, where just about everyone has access to guns (tons of them), and almost every ambitious politician is a potential warlord, any slight destabilization of the (...)


Latest Press Releases

Statemeny bu Hala al-Karib to UN Security Council on women conditions in Sudan 2021-09-15 11:59:16 Statement by Ms Hala Al-Karib to the UN Security Council 14 September 2021 Madam President, Excellencies, My name is Hala Al-Karib and I am the Regional Director of the Strategic Initiative (...)

Joint Communiqué on the visit of H.E. the Prime Minister of the Republic of Sudan to Juba 2021-08-23 11:23:26 19 – 21 August 2021 His Excellency Dr Abdallah Hamdok, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Sudan and Chairperson of IGAD, accompanied by Ministers of Defence, Foreign Affairs, Trade, (...)

S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)


Copyright © 2003-2021 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.