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S. Sudan rebels claimed repulsed pro-government attacks


July 7, 2017 (PAGAK) - South Sudan armed opposition forces loyal to former First Vice-President, Riek Machar said they repulsed pro-government attacks in Torit, Mangok, Mathiang, Malou and Biot on Friday.

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Rebel fighters aligned with former vice-president Riek Machar march through a village inside rebel-controlled territory in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state on 9 February 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

The rebel spokesperson Brigadier Gen, William Gatjiath said the recent attack undermines efforts to bring peace to the country.

The clashes, the official said, occurred as pro-government forces allegedly tried to regain areas controlled by the rebel forces.

“In the Mangok, Mathiang, Malou and Biot fighting, the gallant SPLA-IO [South Sudan armed opposition] forces of Division Five (5) under the command of Cdr Major General Khor Chuol Giet and Deputy Sector Four (4) Commander Major General Peter Lim Bol resisted and repulsed the Juba regime aggression from the Guelguk direction back to their Malou temporary trenches, where their remnants are now being contained,” Gatjiath said in a statement.

He also claimed pro-government forces suffered heavy losses as they attempted to advance towards territories held by the SPLA-IO.

Sudan Tribune could not independently verify claims made by the rebels.

The SPLA-IO deputy spokesperson, Lam Paul told Sudan Tribune that fighting erupted Friday between their forces and government troops around Boro Medina in Western Bhar el Ghazal region.

He claimed the armed opposition forces regained more territories near Raja and repulsed several attacks from government-allied forces.

13 militias allied to the government were killed and two others injured, said Lam, adding that they captured seven AK-47 guns.

Meanwhile, the armed opposition is calling on the United Nations, African Union and the international community to hold Juba responsible for the brutal and ruthless killing of civilians in South Sudan.


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  • 8 July 2017 08:12, by Newsudan

    Riek io terrorists group are really out of their senses.
    General this, maj.gen,this.where are footsoldiers the command.

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    • 8 July 2017 08:31, by Malakal county Simon

      Black Arab

      Where is the cease-fire that has been declared recently by the failed president Salva Kiir if Pagak has been besieged?? We have been telling the South Sudanese and the world at large, that this foolish president is not interesting in peaceful mean thinking he has an upper hand to defeat IO militarily which is a wishful thinking. I’m happy to see the truth is coming to light slowly!!!!

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      • 8 July 2017 08:35, by Malakal county Simon


        You should feel ashamed for yourself for abandoning your cause fighting for reforms in Sudan.... please stay away from South Sudan internal affairs because you get nothing to gains if you’re here to incite war amongs Southerners....

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        • 8 July 2017 08:47, by Newsudan

          Malakal county fool
          am from Twi east not Nuba or Funj,I support Newsudan ideology, your masters Khartoum are using you to fight proxy war in South Sudan, A war you can’t win,just mercenaries militias such as Riek io terrorists, NAs,Gadet n others, if i may ask you what are you fighting for, Riek position or freedom.

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      • 8 July 2017 09:39, by Kush Natives

        Malakal county Simon,
        The peace is concerns all of us, but IO bandits don’t get it right. When we the government declared cease-fire, IO can just go wild, thinking that, "ci jaang dual" and when we the government responded you for just self defense, then you starts rewinding your scary faces thinking that we the government violated the cease-fire. If your IO don’t stop such behavior, then we will

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        • 8 July 2017 09:45, by Kush Natives

          >>definitely overrun Pagak, the Ngundeng-Bong holy land. Your reckless behavior will no longer be tolerated by the government! Your movement is already terms as Boko-Haram and Alshab organization. The only option we have now is to just bombs you all out there.

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          • 8 July 2017 10:05, by Malakal county Simon

            Kush Natives / slave

            Keep celebrating em to Pagak is a redline and deadly mission.... Whoever decides to go pagak, must not come back alive.... Asks get the news about what’s happened to those who went there last few day, it’s a terrible news for the fake government my friend.... Maybe yourself should pay a visit, instead pushing others through this website!!

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            • 8 July 2017 10:13, by Malakal county Simon

              Kush Natives / slave

              Keep celebrating the empty news. Whoever decides to go to Pagak, must not come back alive because that is a deadly mission. Ask those who went there for the last few days about what’s happened to them?? Is not a good news for the fake government my friend.... Maybe yourself should pay a visit to Pagak, instead pushing others to do your wishes through this website.....

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        • 8 July 2017 09:56, by Malakal county Simon

          Whatever Newsudan Your identity has been identified

          So why did your failed president Kiir Killed the Nuers civilians for??

          When you answer this simple question, i may then answer your silly question....

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          • 8 July 2017 10:25, by Newsudan

            Malakal county moron
            it’s not Kiir that Killed Nueraw,what happened is that Mathiang Anyoor take law into their own hands after routed out alleged Riek coup sympathers in Juba.

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    • 8 July 2017 18:11, by Mi diit

      The war has been going on for three good days yet the tribal ansars of incompetent Kiir do not notice that Gajaak land is the worse place to be randomly step footed by the criminals.
      It is only my cousin’s dead bodies to let the coward Jaang and their dogs (NuerWew) reach Maiwut’s Pagak town.
      Long live the people of South Sudan
      Long live SPlM/A IO

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      • 8 July 2017 18:25, by Newsudan

        SPLA will breach through Pagak soon in conjunction with Taban Deng peace group.Riek io terrorists group are running amok in Pagak.

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  • 8 July 2017 08:26, by Rumbek S. Sudan

    Sudan Tribune should be realistic in giving accurate information for seek of peace in South Sudan.

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  • 8 July 2017 14:00, by Sunday Junup

    I’m very ashamed when Dinka hired Nuerwew to fight their war while in Juba they loot our resources telling Nuerwew to capture Pagak for them to have more money. Bol Ruac please take advice from Gony Beliew after invading Waat. Now he is calling Kiir to step down because of his false promises

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  • 8 July 2017 16:23, by Lenin Bull

    William Gatjiath, IO lost the war since April 2014. Don’t encourage Gajaak Nuer youths to die for a lost cause with lies. Pagak is going to fall sooner than later. It is only wise to spare the precious lives of the current Nuer youths so that they can continue to beget the Great Nuer of tomorrow and forever.

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  • 8 July 2017 16:28, by Lenin Bull

    The SPLA forces on the triumphant march from Mathiang to Maiwut and finally Pagak are well equiped with modern war machines, and ammos and their fighting comprised of all the 64 plus tribes of South Sudan including the patriotic Nuer-SPLA. This is not the old traditional Nuer-Jaang toich feud men. This is modern warfare over different national ideologies/visions not petty cattle rustlings or

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  • 8 July 2017 16:34, by Lenin Bull

    tussle over pasture-lands in which bravery is gauged by which side ran away first in the heat of the battle. JESUS CHRIST SON OF MARY SAVE NUER FROM NGUNDAENG DECEPTION!! If Taban Deng Gai, Gathoth Gatkuoth, Lul Ruai, the list is long abandoned Riek’s rebellion, what are the other innocent Nuer people waiting. Just stop the meaningless resistance and allow the government forces to take Pagak,

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  • 8 July 2017 16:39, by Lenin Bull

    and Maiwut without more precious blood of the Nuer people being shed again. If you don’t like Kiir you can express that through bloodless means DON"T VOTE FOR HIM IN ANY ELECTION PERIOD. Even me I will not vote for him in next elections but I’m an SPLA_IO ah get me well. I hate the way his ways of managing our young country. Let us all stop this useless war, unite all our people as one people and

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  • 8 July 2017 16:42, by Lenin Bull

    bravely demand periodic regular elections and vote bad parasites out of government. I love and respect all the Nuer people.

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  • 8 July 2017 16:50, by Lenin Bull

    Correction: I meant I’m not an SPLA-IO neither Am I an SPLM cadre but my love and respect for Nuer people overwhelms me when I see wrong elements misleading them to war doom. I’m simply a patriotic South Sudanese citizen from a non-tribalistic patriotic community.

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    • 9 July 2017 04:29, by Malakal county Simon

      Lenin Bul

      It’s simple; If we don’t love you, don’t come to our land.... No election required, because was never been elected before we get our independent State...... If you dare to insists to go a head to invade Jigkanny Land, expect war because we have nothing to do with Kiir government my friend....

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  • 8 July 2017 23:22, by john locke

    Lenin.. so if i understand you correct we nuer should abandon our rebellion and just let the jiang do as they please with us? They started the war. We will finish it. They will not capture pagak. All of the nuer wew that left left because of positions. They want money. Of youdnlike you can go sell tourself to. Kiir needs more yes men. His men on the front line continue to run away.

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  • 9 July 2017 07:35, by Lenin Bull

    Malakal County Simon, and John Locke, perhaps you are not in touch with glaring realities of suffering, deaths, diseases, lack of education massive displacement, etc currently in Nuerland. Bul Nuer section is with government since the start of the war in Dec.2013, Lou Nuer is exhausted and part of its white army is either surrendering to the government or running to refugee camps in Ethiopian.

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  • 9 July 2017 07:44, by Lenin Bull

    Nuer Fan-gak left Riek’s movement and joined Lam Akol’s NDM/NDA which saw it as a golden opportunity to quickly eliminate him for his past atrocities on Shilluk people and indeed they did it with a lot of relish. Juokatang delivered him to their hands on a silver plate. The ignoramus illiterate notorious thug was wiped out with all his family members as well as his Nuer body guards. "STUPID"

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  • 9 July 2017 07:49, by Lenin Bull

    or "NYIMAI" was uttered over his dead body which was further given to dogs and birds to help their hungry stomachs with. Now the Fan-gak Nuerland is complete military paralysis after it lost Tanginya.

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  • 9 July 2017 07:55, by Lenin Bull

    Malakal County Simon, and John Locke I doubt whether you are really in South Sudan especially in Nuer rebel territories. You would have agreed with me and the rest of my colleagues that IO lost the war and it is useless to keep on driving the few remaining SPLA-IO fighters into futile battles whose out comes are clear:DEFEAT for IO side. May be all of you are in USA, or Canada, or Australia, etc.

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  • 9 July 2017 08:05, by Lenin Bull

    The forces which are now operating around and those pushing towards Mathiang, Maiwut , and Pagak are none other than the Nuer forces of Gen. Gathoth Gatkuoth and very soon they will liberate the whole of eastern territories of Riek’s loyalists and that will mark the end of rebellion. Which other Nuer fighting forces are you boasting about guys? You might be aliens here pretending to be Nuer.

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