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NAS hands over 23 persons to ICRC to reunite with families


January 1, 2019 (JUBA) – The National Salvation Front (NAS) said it handed over 23 persons under is protection to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on December 31 to be reunited with their families.

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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)

NAS, in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, said the 23 persons came under protection of their forces after allegedly being abandoned by South Sudan army (SSPDF) fleeing NAS counter offensives to the army in different Central Equatoria area locations.

“Due to the vastness of the area coupled with the insecurity situation caused by the ongoing SSPDF military offensives, the NAS command in the area relocated the civilians to safe locations causing the delay to reunite them with their families,” partly reads the statement.

It added, “All of them were in good health at the time of the hand over”.

The hold-out opposition movement thanked ICRC for its “patience, cooperation and effective coordination”.

Meanwhile, NAS reiterated its commitment to abide by international humanitarian law as well as human rights law that protect human life and dignity non-combatants and innocent civilians are protected.


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  • 2 January 2020 11:15, by South South

    NAS is telling us lies again. They captured these people hoping to get ransoms, but when they noticed that nothing will come out from their poor action, they released them. If there is insecurity in South Sudan, where will these people go to celebrate Christmas with their families? Thief Cirillio can only take his pictures in a hotel in Addis.

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    • 2 January 2020 15:49, by The Rhino

      South South,

      You are one confused and delusional jienge moron.Civilians trust NAS soldiers and their controlled territories more than your wild indisciplined tribal Dinka forces(SSPDF).Whether in war zones or big towns, civilians will never trust your Dinka savages.Just take a look at e.g.the PoC sites in Juba and around the country, why do you think those innocent people are so afraid of........

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      • 2 January 2020 15:58, by The Rhino

        South South,

        ..getting out of refugee camps huh?The answer to that is, b’cos they are extremely terrified of Dinka state sponsored terrorism.Today everybody is singing about peace and patty reconciliation but the truth will always remain...they will never change their position/s on your tribal gov’t.Their silence and mistrust alone is clear enough to tell everybody that they trust only NAS or IO.

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      • 2 January 2020 16:16, by South South

        The Rhino,

        2 years program will not help you to think like others. NAS has no soldier, nor controlled territories, nor people who support them. They are monkeys, who will stand with monkey? Only 2 years program from Egyptian can do that. Do we care about him/them? No, stupid people, let them sing in net as they want.

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        • 2 January 2020 19:40, by The Rhino

          South South,

          Mighty NAS is very sophisticated,deadly and resolute in its actions.They don’t play games!They love peace and order and will always perform their duties and courage with outstanding professionalism and discipline.NAS warriors are ready to defend themselves anytime, anywhere and anyhow with full force.If you provoke or attack their bases, they will give you Dinka savages a one-way....

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          • 2 January 2020 19:50, by The Rhino

            South South,

            ..ticket to where you came from.You jienge vagrants must quickly learn to go back to your areas and develop yourselves.You have your own regions,we in Equatoria also have ours.Our people will come back soon and take what is theirs.They will do that in peace or with the peace maker/GUN in case you refuse to vacate their lands,full stop!

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            • 2 January 2020 20:14, by jubaone

              These jienge cowards fled the battlefield and left captives behind. They knew NAS was coming and the only way was head on to Juba. Who does not know jienge cowardice? This time around, I swear they either fly and go through Nimule. The Juba-Yei, Juba-Torit, Juba-Maridi roads are out-of-bounds for loitering dogs, jienges and jellaba. Period.

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    • 2 January 2020 20:09, by jubaone

      South South
      So what if NAS is telling lies? Is NAS a jienge outfit? You are not an Equatorian and have no authority to talk. Keep your jienge shithole on your own matters and let NAS do its work. It is not part of our culture to abduct people and demand ransom like you jienge barbarians and savages. Go kill you girls cuz you demand cows. Your girls can be killed like cows without trouble.

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