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Holdout opposition accuses South Sudan army of preparing new attacks


Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers take a break during a military assault drill in Nzara on the outskirts of Yambio November 29, 2013. (Reuters Photo)
February 8, 2019 (JUBA) — South Sudan’s opposition alliance said concerned by the repeated violations of the cessation of hostilities by the government forces and accused Juba of preparing new attacks in the upcoming days.

During the past weeks, the National Salvation Front (NAS) of Thomas Cirilo issued several statements about clashes with the South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF) and accused the government army of violating the ceasefire.

On Sunday, NAS allied groups issued a separate statement, also, blaming the SSPDF of attacking their position in Central and Western Equatoria, the second since a first statement dated 30th January 2019.

"The South Sudan National Democratic Alliance (SSNDA) is perturbed by the Juba regime and the SPLM/A-IO intentional violation of December 2017 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA) by their aggression and attacks on multiple positions of SSNDA in Yei River State on the 31st of January and still continues to date," said the alliance spokesperson Kwaje Lasu.

The SSNDA forces, according to Lasu, have repulsed a "coordinated heavy attack" by the by the government forces in the areas of Morobo, Lojulo, and KajoKeji on 31 January.

He added that the SSPDF are randomly shelling villages in and around Yei area.

Further, he accused the assailants of attacking civilians and raping young girls and women.

The alliance which is formed by a number of groups that reject the revitalized peace agreement includes the National Salvation Front (NAS) of Gen. Thomas C. Swaka, People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) chaired by Hakim Dario, National Democratic Movement (NDM) led by Emanuel Aban and the United Democratic Republic Alliance (UDRA) of Gatwech K. Thich and South Sudan National Movement for Change (SSNMC) of Vakindi L. Unvu,

The opposition official said they received intelligence that the government troops and their peace partner the SPLA-IO are now preparing for new attacks on their positions.

He went further to add they expect these attacks on their positions in " in Rokon, Wonduruba, Lo’bonok, Katigeri, and Mongala".

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, several times, expressed keenness to bring the non-signatory groups to the peace agreement.

Also, the IGAD Council of Ministers which brokered the peace pact directed the Special Envoy Ismail Wais to meet the holdout rebel groups and persuade them to join peace.

In December 2018, Wais met the non-signatories who later on provided him with their claims. However, they are still awaiting the resumption of meeting as they said ready to negotiate with the government.


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  • 11 February 2019 06:28, by Kush Natives

    Lie lie lie lie! One lie after another, what’s wrong with NAS? Why always accusing government troops while they’re the ones always attacking the government troops? We already discovered such stupid tactics. Now we’re tracking you down from any route. Cowardice!

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    • 11 February 2019 08:51, by Rumbek S. Sudan

      The UN and other INGOs have been campaigning against the use of hate speech, fake news and incitement in the social media in South Sudan. Yet, this is what NAS and Sudan tribune have got a lot of. Why is the UN and the activists keeping quite on this?

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  • 11 February 2019 11:46, by Eastern

    Who really cares....After all the Kiir’s tribal regime has waived the sovereignty of the South Sudanese state to Uganda and the Sudan. It’s time for the agrieved South Sudanese to fight and claim back their country using any means at their disposal. Another fighting has erupted in Northern Bahr el Ghazal around Kiir Adem area.

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    • 12 February 2019 17:03, by Pakuai

      what part of South soveignty does Uganda and North holds over South Sudan? You losers have resorted to catching straws after straws, but every straw you fellows always aim to grab about South Sudan seems to snap on your dirty and evil faces Can’t you foreign trolls see how your cloned arabs are streets about the prices of breads? Or are those protesting in Khartoum *apparitions from another universe?* Eastern, that South Sudan and South Sudanese people would be games about and our country and our people would be reunited with your cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan like what the evils did with their then East and West Germany>>>

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      • 12 February 2019 17:12, by Pakuai

        Good luck to the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, your cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their gulf Arab states financiers and even some their creeps here in our region. Dreaming is not a crime, the evils can go to bed early to redream. The evils love affair with our country and our people has gone way too far and the evils are to be shown their right place over our country and our people. Reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM>>>>

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        • 12 February 2019 17:23, by Pakuai

          South Sudan is part of the so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire, never has and never ever will. And South Sudanese people are not the so-called ANGLO-AMERICA subjects or slaves. That "whoever control the Nile valley, controls Africa" Who really want to live with the evil white Americans, English people, your cloned so-called arabs, evil juus so-called (israelis), Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) or even some Bantus in our country? Who really wants these vermin in their villages? Not even one>>>

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          • 12 February 2019 17:32, by Pakuai

            That South Sudan and the South Sudanese are always to be as ’the barimetre’ of every piece of on the face of earth? Fellows, there some South Sudanese who will never stand the sight of English people, white Americans, your cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Arabs of Arabia, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Nepalese, Sri Lankans and some of their other mercenaries.>>>

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            • 12 February 2019 17:49, by Pakuai

              That South Sudan would be made like Uganda where there were so-called Asian Ugandans or Asians/white Kenyans, Tanzanians, Malawians, Zambians, Mozambiquans, Angolans, Zimbabweans, South Africans, Nambibians or West Indies?* What do our enemies smoke really? How many South Sudanese are citizens of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka? Africans are even called coloured people in those countries. Go to the so-called israel? South Sudanese who went there were hastily deported in 2012 to South Sudan and branded "people who darkens the Jewish souls" A lot of Africans from other African countries are deported from the so-called Israel, given 3000 dollars and deported to Uganda and Rwanda and advised to come to South Sudan>>>

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              • 12 February 2019 18:03, by Pakuai

                How many South Sudanese are citizens of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait or Iraq, however a lot of South Sudanese know superior Arabic than even many Arabs themselves. None. How South Sudanese are Kenyan, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Rwanda, Djibouti, Somalia, Tanzania, DR Congo, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana etc? There are some evils around the world who just like other people and their people like the always do in *Facebook* no wonder, the greatest charlatan of all times and his bunch of evil juus (so-called israelis) in his then US states’ department used to "South Sudan and the South Sudanese people their US national security interests"?!!

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                • 12 February 2019 18:15, by Pakuai

                  That Really, does the evils think South Sudan is their evil corporate America their 51st over sea state? Our South Sudanese are evil corporate America 51st over sea’s subjects or slaves? That South Sudan was created with the evil corporate America dollars? Really, why are aren’t the evils bring the damned bill and get lost? How many counties around have ever been created with evil corporate America’s dollars? None that l know of. Liberia and Seirra Leone former slaves would have have been called Americans or the UK over sea’s territories. But what did the US or UK gave those countries?>>>

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                  • 12 February 2019 18:27, by Pakuai

                    Nothing, absolutely nothing but to plunder those countries dry and infect their people with Ebola virus. And here the same evils without any slightest tinge of shame are *swarming up at Eastern DR Congo and they hope they can come and use their Ebola bullish here in South Sudan* In Yei River state, the evils in the US, the UK, their UN, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their sleazy NGOs and some of their creepy allies in between are propagating lies after 24/7 and their main aim is for the evils into our country? Good luck to to the evils. Again, The evils have step on the wrong people feet, the Sudanese men----the Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan to be precise>>>

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                    • 12 February 2019 18:43, by Pakuai

                      That the dirty and cheap intrigues that US, the UK, France, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their gulf Arab states financiers, their evil juus (so-called israelis) and some of their creeps in between have been playing in Central Africa republic (CAR), Libya, Northern Nigeria, Mali, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Venezuela, North Korea or Nicaragua; the evils would want to extend to South Sudan?! Fellows, watch this space, pure HATRED and RACISM is here. No one wants Americans, English people, cloneded so-called arabs of North Sudan, evil juus (so-called Israelis), gulf Arab states and some of their allies in between>>>

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  • 11 February 2019 12:10, by wau nar

    How come ya idoits or what do you called your self, complaining all the time while you are the one who refused to sign the peace just keep quite those are the consequences face by those who don’t want to bear with the situations

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  • 11 February 2019 17:14, by One people

    why are you making noises? You said you don’t want to sign any peace agreement because you wanted to fight, now war is coming for you, why are you running around telling the whole world that SSPDF are coming for your trash self? Stop complaining, and stop lying ya NAS, just fight, because you asked for fight over something you do not know about. Anyway: "What" you scared.

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