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South Sudan rebel group accuses army of multiple attacks


December 15, 2019 (JUBA) – The National Salvation Front (NAS), an hold-out armed group in South Sudan, has accused pro-government troops of attacking its positions in parts of Yei River State.

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Exiled South Sudanese rebel general Thomas Cirillo poses for a photograph inside his hotel room in Addis Ababa, on April 17, 2017 (Reuters photo)

In a statement issued on Monday, NAS claimed the South Sudan army (SSPDF) attacked its positions in Lasu payam and Mitika areas on Friday, in violation of the cessation of hostilities agreement.

“The attack continued for the last two days in which the NAS gallant forces fought back in self-defence and repulsed the attackers,” said NAS spokesperson, Suba Samuel Manase.

He said 19 SSPDF soldiers were killed and ammunition captured by NAS, claims which Sudan Tribune could not independently verify.

In a separate incident, NAS also claimed pro-government forces killed six civilians, including two motorists travelling on Yei Lainya road.

The hold-out armed group has, however, vowed to defend its positions as well as civilians currently living in areas under its control.

“NAS is committed to the Cessations of Hostilities (CoHA), signed in December 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; however it reserves the right to self-defence,” said Manase.

The SSPDF has not yet officially responded to allegations from the rebel movement.

South Sudan descended into civil war in mid-December 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar of plotting a coup, allegations the latter denied.

In September last year, the country’s rival factions signed a revitalized peace deal to end the civil war that killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions.


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  • 16 December 2019 07:02, by Mayendit

    Cirillo families aren’t going to be same again. His late brother Peter Cirillo was against the rights of South Sudanese people at the time when he was working with Khartoum government. Thomas Cirillo did same thing, they like to be insider agents. The Madi tribe and some parts of Bari tribes are not going to be same again belief me. Kiir Mayardit will leave any time the background of Cirillo famil

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    • 16 December 2019 10:18, by Joseph Canada

      So does all the JCE. Most of them were in Khartoum and UK during the war while others were bleeding in the field. I don’t understand why people just don’t go back to their home rather than living on someone’s land by force. Murle are not that bad anymore. You can go back. This Tribal Militia army time will soon come. No one thought Hitler will die but it happened.

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      • 16 December 2019 10:22, by Joseph Canada

        Once upon daytime there was a tribe called Hutu in Rwanda who believed that Rwanda belong to them only under the leader called Abyerimana. Today Hutus are in no mans land. They are Neither Rwandese nor Congolese. If we don’t learn from this, we will be the topic in the books. Am just saying.

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        • 16 December 2019 10:30, by The Rhino


          Either you Dinka people displace all of us from Equatoria or we bitterly fight back to take our territories.We don’t give a damn fuck about your wicked and dirty policies in our ancestral lands.Fuck off out of Equatoria and go back to your Bahr El Gazal.What many Equatorians still don’t know is,Kiir has betrayed them to the outside world,even to The Vatican.The appointment of a rogue..

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          • 16 December 2019 10:37, by The Rhino


            ..Bishop Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla who secretly has concubines and children is one vivid proof among many, that Kiir is playing a dirty game against Equatorians,especially the KARO community and the roots of the Church of Juba.It is shocking to even learn that The Vatican is playing along with these dirty Dinka conspiracies in a territory that does not belong to the Dinka.This....

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            • 16 December 2019 10:43, by The Rhino


              ..is very DANGEROUS!!!Equatorians must wake up and fight not only with GUNs but all tools available and defend themselves, their lands, communities and rights!Martin Elia Lomuro,James Wani Igga and others better be very careful before its too late.They either resign or pull back.The Dinka gov’t they naively represent is dead serious in continuing uprooting conscious Equatotians from...

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              • 16 December 2019 10:54, by The Rhino


                ..all aspects of our ancestral KARO system.Dinka vultures are manipulating weak hungry Equatorins to cause as much damage to Equatoria itself.The same tactics they’ve applied against Nuers,now they’re doing it in Equatoria.Those rookies chased out by NAS in NAS controlled zones are not the real dirty filthy jienges,but children of the area, who have no combat experiences at all.They...

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                • 16 December 2019 10:59, by The Rhino


                  ..must refused to fight for Dinka or get killed for nothing.NAS will never distinguish between a fucking jienge or his stooge,all will share the same fate..bullets!Long live NAS,our warriors and our visionary movement!!!

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                  • 16 December 2019 12:08, by jubaone

                    With the peace deal with IO, jienges have shifted their fight to Equatoria. But this is a different fight altogether. They also hope the UPDF will help cuz, they alone are cowards and cant fight. See them in Maiwut! They cause confusion among the Nuers to fight among themselves and claim, they fought. Jienges NEVER fight, cowards.

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                    • 16 December 2019 12:46, by The Rhino


                      Its absolutely a must that NAS and other Equatorian based movements never loose sites of Dinka intruders and other savages in our areas.Even if there’s peace, we don’t want them in our communities.NAS must for ever stay focused and enshrine this cornerstone statement into their constitution, solid!Jienges OUT!!!

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          • 16 December 2019 11:16, by Garang Akeen Tong

            How can you capture ammunition if you didn’t attack government force ? Its clear You attacks and denied

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            • 16 December 2019 12:03, by jubaone

              Garang Akeen,
              Ya jienge kaffir, 19 nyors killed, 15 AK-47, 3 PKM and several rounds of ammunition captured in a battle between Mitika and Lasu Payam 2-3 days ago. When, how, where nyors want to go, all the Equatorian forces know in advance. They know that the jienge Chief-of-Staff has relocated his command office to Yei around Gimunu. This is a man-to-man fight.

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        • 16 December 2019 10:33, by South South

          Joseph Canada,
          Shit English, we don’t have "mans" in English, we have men as plural of man. Shit people from Equatoria are really making us laugh hard.

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          • 16 December 2019 11:03, by The Rhino

            South South,

            First learn how to use a smart phone before yapping loud criticizing other people.Useless Dinka bastard!

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            • 16 December 2019 11:10, by South South

              The Rhino,
              You stupid Mundari should deal first with your learning disability. You were admitted to two program in Egypt because you cannot handle 4 years degree program. Stupid students in Egypt who have no place in 4 years college are placed in two years program. Stupid.

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              • 16 December 2019 11:11, by South South

                Correction: I mean two years program.

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                • 16 December 2019 11:45, by The Rhino

                  South South,

                  Confused Dinka skunk!You are panicking already and committing too many mistakes like a pissing chicken..good!Now,who the hell are you referring to here?I have no idea what/who you are talking about.You seem to be morphing into a totally disturbed and derailed sycophant catching flies in thin air when there’s none.Get a life,MTN douchebag!

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