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South Sudan army accuses rebels of violating ceasefire


July 25, 2019 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s army spokesperson, Lul Ruai Koang has confirmed Tuesday’s clashes with the National Salvation Front (NAS) rebels, but accused the holdout group of attacking its positions in the latest violation of the ceasefire by the two factions.

Gen Lul Ruai Koang (ST photo)

“They attacked our position at Karpeta near Lobonok. Our forces returned fire and dropped back the attackers. On Tuesday, our Recce Platoon discovered NAS’s hideout at Paya and dislodged them,” Koang said in a statement extended Sudan Tribune Thursday.

He said there were no reports of casualties on both sides.

The rebel group, in a statement on Tuesday, accused government forces and its allied militias of attacking their troops at Karpeta.

The attack, it said, occurred at approximately 7:30am local time.

“NAS forces fought back heroically in self-defense and repulsed the attackers, forcing them to retreat in disarray with NAS forces following them in hot pursuit,” partly reads the statement from NAS.

The rebel group claimed they killed eight “enemy” soldiers and captured at least three AK-47 rifles from its rivals after the attack.

The Thomas Cirillo-led rebel group, however, vowed to defend their positions should they come under attack from the “enemy” forces.

In September last year, South Sudan’s warring factions signed a revitalized peace agreement to end the country’s civil war that killed tens of thousands of people and displaced over 2 million.

NAS, in May, renewed calls for an inclusive process instead of injunctions to join the revitalized peace deal which it refused to sign.

The non-signatory group fighting South Sudan military in Equatoria region has held several meetings with mediators from the regional bloc (IGAD), which has refused to open the accord for negotiations.

The mediators say they are only ready to only discuss the modalities of rejoining the revitalized peace accord and its implementation.

In May, South Sudan’s rival parties agreed on a six-month extension to implement next steps in the fragile peace agreement. The latest extension came after the main opposition group threatened to boycott formation of a unity government on May 12.


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  • 26 July 2019 08:00, by Pakuai

    Where are Sudan Tribune propagandists go to go with these blatant lies? Those places are non-existent and so does ’alleged fight between the government forces and the so-called NAS hold out rebels’ and that information confirming that attack was "extended to Sudan Tribune" my arse. Anyway, propaganda is part of a war machine.>>>

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    • 26 July 2019 08:13, by Pakuai

      A NAZI German guy, Mr. Josef Goebbels, the alleged modern master of propaganda had long since been "outpaced" by the US, the UK and others. And l am not surprised to find the ’SUdan Tribune amateurs’ trying their luck on a cheap and dirty game over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people. South Sudan authorities should demand the editors of Sudan Tribune to be providing the names>>>

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      • 26 July 2019 08:26, by Pakuai

        of their article contributors for verifications of their ’stories verocities’ l know, this would be a told order since some people would say that the ’journalists’ are being persecuted in South Sudan simply because of their jobs. And l for one do agree with those concerns. But most of the ’Sudan Tribune’ so-called journalists are ’damaging the journalism profession for everyone else>>>

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        • 26 July 2019 08:43, by Pakuai

          The criminals are in France, North Sudan and some of the criminals are here in South Sudan. But they sent most of their ’propaganda/fake news’ for publication and editing in Paris, France. But the criminals do not their controversial and fake news are playing a very dangerous game to South Sudanese unity. Besides, some of the Sudan Tribune are posted online by even the UN NGO workers, peacekeepers

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          • 26 July 2019 08:55, by Pakuai

            and other bunch of creeps in between who want the mess or violent to continue indefinitely in *South Sudan* so that the *vermin and creeps* would always have their paychecks their so-called ’UN, humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping and human rights business scams’. After all, South Sudan was ’projected’ to be where the so-called *UN ONE WORLD ORDER GOVERNMENT* ’Genesis/origin’>>>>

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            • 26 July 2019 09:11, by Pakuai

              by our our so-called allies of the *US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis) attack dogs* The evils (so-called israelis) attack dogs went sent and sent their *satellite* ’allegedly on to the moon’ in Florida, US. That and *named it* in their *Hebrew* that "from the beginning". They even went and *hosted* ’European song contest’>>>

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  • 26 July 2019 09:45, by Landlord

    Lul should remember what happened to Lol who usually praise them using many lies saying economy is booming. You can say all these but the day they will spray you with cow dung, you can not believe. Enjoy your position anyway.

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  • 26 July 2019 09:45, by Landlord

    Lul should remember what happened to Lol who usually praise them using many lies saying economy is booming. You can say all these but the day they will spray you with cow dung, you can not believe. Enjoy your position anyway.

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    • 26 July 2019 09:53, by jubaone

      Lul Koang is a nyagat, just like a hired mercenary. He gets paid for a dirty job. Look at his own folk in the PoCs stacked together like chicken in a cage. Who cares? None. Gen. Gathoth Hothnyang fmr Labor minister betrayed Riek, came to Juba , made minister and then fired. Do you know why late Gen Johnson Billuew is buried in Juba? Traitor!

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  • 26 July 2019 13:12, by Pakuai

    What part of Equatoria are you idiot really a landlord in? Mr. jubaone, that is what you get when you ’attached yourself’ to real ’Sudanese men’ who know the game than you losers. South Sudanese people understand you losers ’desperation’. Even our ’Acholis’ were used by our enemies to play balls with our ’SPLA during our genuine war’ with our cloned *arab North Sudan* with the *LRA,>>>

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    • 26 July 2019 13:25, by Pakuai

      then Mr. Riek Machar’s ’SSIM/A’, Mr. Alfred Lado Gore’s EDF, Mr. Martin Kenyi (----fill in the blank losers), Ismail Konyi’s Murle militias, loads of other militias like Ding Dongas, some Taposas, almost all of our ’Shilluks/Chollos’ were pandering to our existential enemies, so did most of our ’Nuers ke Nyantoc’>>>

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      • 26 July 2019 13:42, by Pakuai

        And load of bunch traitors, the ’fertits’ in Western Bhar El Gazelles were on the payroll of our arch enemies against the SPLM/A during our genuine war of independence. Fellows, your Riek Machar was allowed to ’spur his Joseph Konyi ally out of DR Congo jungle in 2005. But Mr. Joseph Konyi refused. jubaone, Landlord, Eastern and other bunch of creeps>>>>

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        • 26 July 2019 13:55, by Pakuai

          Your ’US and Uganda’ were allowed to come and *hunt for LRA* in that same year, 2005 in ’former Western Equatoria and central Africa republic (CAR). Fellows, Mr. Joseph Konyi was in our ’Kaffi Kingi’, but our so-called US and their allies didn’t want to know this nonsense. South Sudan was their new *DRC, Central Africa republic (CAR), Angola, Mozambique>>>

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          • 26 July 2019 14:06, by Pakuai

            Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia; some of their countries in West Africa, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya; some of their Middle Eastern countries, some Asian countries, South American countries, Cuba and the Carribbean countries; during their so-called COLD WAR. Mr. jubaone, Landlord, Eastern and other foreign trolls. The owners have taken back their country>>>

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            • 26 July 2019 14:20, by Pakuai

              We don’t like playing magic and intrigues. There is bullsh*t "Africa and regional integration" Criminals like *Barack Hussein Obama, Raila Odinga, Uhuru Kenyatta, Abiye Ahmed, former prime minister of Abesh (so-called ethiopia), former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, former Nigerian president>>>

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              • 26 July 2019 14:31, by Pakuai

                Mr. Obasanjo and some of their creeps in between who covet our and our people. Losers, l am the one of the boys who would again bomb you foreign creeps out of ’Khartoum, North Sudan’; Eastern Jerusalem and give it to Palestinian people.osers. *lslam is not a RELIGION, never has and will under the Sun>>>

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                • 26 July 2019 20:59, by injuba

                  You are going to bomb them? Experienced fighter pilot that you apparently are, you must now that the failed state of South Sudan is not in the position to bomb anybody than its own innocent citizens. Wars are not won by the biggest slobbering mouth. A bit of brain work is involved as well, which clearly excludes Mr. Pakuai/ Kuch.

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