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South Sudan monitoring body probes attacks on SPLM-IO in Yei River


Chinese Ambassador to Juba He Xiangdong (C) presents medals to CTSAMM monitors on 20 March 2018 (CTSAMM photo)

September 14, 2018 (JUBA) - The South Sudan ceasefire monitoring body Friday said it launched an investigation into SLM-IO claims of an attack by the South Sudanese government on its position in Yei River State Thursday, as the armed groups reported continued attacks on Friday.

According to the SPLM-IO, the government army on Thursday morning, in less than 24 four after the signing of the revitalized peace agreement, attacked their positions at Kendiri and Mangalatore in Kajo-Keji County of Yei River State. As a result of the fighting 17 SPLA troops were killed.

In a swift reaction to the allegation, the CTSAMM issued a short statement saying they received the complaint and started a probe on the reported attack.

"CTSAMM have received allegations regarding violations of the ceasefire agreement in the Yei area and an investigation into these reports is currently underway," said the ceasefire monitoring body in a rare prompt statement after a violation of the ceasefire agreement.

For his part, UK Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Chris Trott praised the monitoring mechanism for dealing quickly with the first allegation of violation after the signing the revitalized peace agreement a

"Pleased to see a swift response to these reports from CTSAMM. For the peace agreement to succeed swift monitoring, credible reporting (based on immediate access) and robust accountability are essential," Trott said in a message posted on Twitter Friday.

The mechanism further called on the parties to observe the signed agreements and to cease hostilities.

"CTSAMM would like to remind the Parties of their commitment to refrain from any form of hostilities as per the R-ARCSS," said the statement.


In a statement on Friday, Lam Paul Gabriel, SPLM-IO deputy spokesperson said the "anti-peace" elements continued their attacks on their position in Lainya and Kajo-Keji counties of Yei River State.

The first attack occurred at about 7:15 am on the SPLM-IO positions at Mundu in Lainya county. the second attack was at 9:30 am on the SPLM-IO base of Mangalatore in Kajo-Keji County.

"We urge Juba regime as one of the key partners to the signed Revitalized ARCISS to restrain its forces from violating this agreement signed on 12/09/2018 in Addis Ababa," Gabriel called on the government of President Salva Kiir.
"We also call upon CTSAAM to keep investigating these broad daylight violations by some elements within the SPLA," he said.


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  • 14 September 2018 23:31, by Pakuai

    Where do these SUDAN TRIBUNE often go and find these Gabriel Lam Paul from? In fact, the amn doesn’t exist.

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    • 15 September 2018 02:36, by Kush Natives

      They already started fighting over the ranks, they went to the bush because of ranks, no reasonable cause. Few IO opposers start hunting NAS in the bush. They’re finishing up themselves while we’re waiting for the integration. Soon they will start 🏃 to Juba without agreement. They will completely nyamnyam soon.

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      • 15 September 2018 08:01, by Malakal county Simon

        14 September 09:43, by Kush Natives

        Those drunkard needs to stop propagating nonsense out there, IO become a cricket whistle in their smokey brains. Don’t they understand that IO ended in September 12, 2018 at 10am Ethiopian local time? What a insult to boss! Riek already signed the peace and still attacking people by his name? Stop looting villages asap please lost IOs.

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        • 15 September 2018 08:06, by Malakal county Simon

          Kush Natives

          As you can see your own post from yesterday, is more than embarrassing by just drawing a conclusion for something you have no clue of.... Please distance yourself from traumatized Pakuai who is an enemy of peace!!

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          • 15 September 2018 08:24, by Kush Natives

            Malakal county Simon,
            So, what are you trying quote me here? I was condemning the whole process of not tricking any farther fights, but it seems like you’re feeding yourself from my comment within parameters of the wrong context. Let’s all stop here! No one have an energetic power to fight any longer, we have seen it, and enough is enough!

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      • 15 September 2018 18:38, by jubaone

        Bush Natives
        The problem is we have NO national and disciplined army, rather a bunch of village savages dressed up in uniform disguised as an army. Mr. Shearer, UNMISS rep in SS has plainly said "the SPLA lacks a central command". Just a day after signing peace, these bush niggas attacked patrolling UNMISS forces in Yei. Just scum bastards. Kiirminal has no control.

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  • 15 September 2018 05:16, by lino

    Pakuai!!!! Hahaa!!! You maybe a cave man in 21st century!🤣 How did knew about this news?!!
    The world has become a small village! Nowadays, people know what you’re eating in your Lual!!! If it Egyptian Beans, they can know whether you put a little red onions or tomatoes and some season oils!!! 🤠😜😅! Get your brain 🧠 clean up or brush a little!!

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    • 15 September 2018 07:43, by Kush Natives

      Speak English or Spanish, if you’re subNuer,then try it in Nuer language, you mess up everything here. No one knows or have an idea of what you’re up to. Correct your English before you start jumping in here again. Just a piece of an advisor.

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  • 15 September 2018 09:16, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

    First I would like to congratulate my comrade Viva Col Lam Paul Gabriel for close observation and applauded to CTSAAM for wake-up, they have been sleeping for the last three years with zero attention to the violation.
    Hopefully this peace set the beginning for the real peace which I think it is the work of presidency, our peace loving chief Dr. Riek need backup from all South Sudanese communities.

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  • 15 September 2018 09:22, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

    Personally stand tall with Dr. Riek for, he is extraordinary peace loving individual in our country, he was house arrested in South Africa for almost three years, the war continued, he was released and bring peace to his people within three months.

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  • 15 September 2018 09:31, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

    Those who continued violating this peace agreement are clear enemies to South Sudanese who eagerly need peace.
    This war subjected our communities tortures, harassment and many others brutalities, especially like what Kenyan have been doing to our beloved communities.

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    • 15 September 2018 09:55, by Eastern

      South Sudanese are the enemies of South Sudanese; stop blaming Kenyans for sending South Sudanese out of South Sudan to Kenya en mass. Please hit where it pains most..Case closed!

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      • 15 September 2018 11:03, by South South


        I totally agree with you. Kenya or Uganda or Sudan have nothing to do with what people of South Sudan are facing today. The big enemies of South Sudan are very thirsty leaders who want to get power by all means including killing their own people. Good example is Pagan, even his own organization he led accepted peace, he still calling for war as individual.

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        • 15 September 2018 17:51, by The Rhino

          South South,

          Let me paraphrase your own words this way..."jienges and nyagats are the big enemies of South Sudan.They are very thirsty leaders who want to get or stay in power by all means,including killing their own people.Good examples are ’nus jellaba’ Taban Deng Gai and your wicked tribal uncle Kiir",now what?..ya Abyei Murahil?

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  • 15 September 2018 20:00, by South South

    The Rhino,
    You shut up and join the peace. This is what IO supporters in Ethiopia told those who still oppose the peace, you either go to the Bush or shut up.

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    • 15 September 2018 21:37, by The Rhino

      South South,

      Someone like yourself,a traumatized bast**d,one who always stray from point A to B,without proper home composition or background,is to shut the f**k up! Learn how to address your Equatorian masters in all situations ’ya abid’ and stop spilling out ’shut up’ all the time.This only underlines,confirms your lost childhood.If indeed your IO nyagat supporters are up to joining the ...

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      • 15 September 2018 21:48, by The Rhino

        South South,

        ...murderous Kiir after all what had happened,then f**k them too.You goons must learn it the hard way,period!No Equatorian should ever put down his gun when dealing with you savage jienges or whoever.We must get to the bottom of all these shit!

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