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AU envoy accuses S. Sudan rebels of attacking CAR civilians


June 18, 2013 (JUBA) – An armed group from South Sudan, last month, attacked bases of the African Union-led Regional Task Force (FTF) and US special forces in Central African Republic (CAR), an envoy said.

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AU Regional Task Force commanders pose for a photo in Juba, March 14, 2012 (ST)

Ramtane Lamamra, the commissioner for peace and security at the African Union, said the group attacked Obo town in CAR, before a combined force of the RTF neutralised the attack.

The 24 June incident, he said, caused tension in Bangui, the CAR capital, with the de facto CAR authorities agitating to forcefully deploy Seleka troops in Obo, after accusing the RTF troops of not protecting the local population.

Seleka is a coalition of rebel groups that toppled the CAR president, Francois Bozize in March this year.

“In view of the foregoing, I wish to underscore importance of stabilising the CAR, because the situation risks being exploited by the LRA to re-generate itself and step up atrocities in the region”, Lamamra said during the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) meeting on the Lord Resistance Army (LRA) on Monday.

He further said reports indicate that attacks and killings committed by the LRA in CAR were on the increase, since January and that the rebel group has been implicated of trading in ivory, and exchanging it for arms and ammunitions to sustain itself.

However, Phillip Aguer, the spokesperson of South Sudan army (SPLA), has denied the involvement of any south-based rebel group in the CAR attack.

“I don’t think we have South Sudan rebel elements operating at our border with Central Africa [Republic]. If an attack indeed occurred, then it may have been carried out by the LRA”, Aguer told Sudan Tribune by phone Wednesday.

He said it was the responsibility of the RTF, to which South Sudan also contributed troops, to contain activities of armed elements, such as the LRA.

Meanwhile, Uganda and South Sudan governments, Lamamra told the meeting, have expressed interest in participating in the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)-led stabilisation process for the CAR.


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  • 19 June 2013 10:21, by Jalaby

    I believe those south rebels are actually SPLA-N & Darfourian gangsters, they attacked Bangui city the capital of CAR,they’re exploiting the unsecured and unstable situation in CAR!
    I believe S Sudan is behind them,S Sudan new role after separation is to destabilize the situation over the all countries in the region! They’re the real source of exporting the terror!

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    • 19 June 2013 10:50, by Majongdit

      hahahaha the whole world knows my friend the religion and people that does not want peace in the world and even in their hearts
      south based rebels do not operate there.
      definitely it is al beshir’s project to destablize the region

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      • 20 June 2013 01:09, by adamu

        Majongdit you have said it all, the visit of the autocratic leader of CAR to Sudan bears a lot of evidence. Remember when he was still fighting, his forces were accused not to central African indigenous fighting the rebellion. If there’s going to be anything of such would have been planed by Bashir to fight South Sudan bordering CAR in Western EQ. SPLA. must be very careful about this kind of all-

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        • 20 June 2013 01:13, by adamu

          egation. It seems very cheap to many ears of South Sudanese, but I’m quiet sure Bashir is trying to surprise from all avenues mark my words.

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    • 19 June 2013 10:57, by aguotwany@live.com

      Jalaby, keep barking it only about time we know your government behind these accusation to get out from your messes in failing Khartoum . It’s too late and your masters and you will face the court in the Republic of South , Sudan as we already sign ICC document and we can prosecute you . Do you understand your rights now or need lawyer to explain to you ? Wait I am sending you public defender .,

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    • 19 June 2013 13:47, by Darfuri

      Dear jalaby: Janjaweed militias are committing real genocide today in CAR regions, arabs in the name of Muslims from Tchad and Sudan are united and killing , raping and creating anarchy in this country, shame on us!! but soon they will taste the result of their act. S.sudan has no link with CAR crisis

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      • 20 June 2013 01:21, by adamu

        Darfuri, I concur with you bro. these children of evil for sure are coming to destabilize CAR and ROSS, but they will never succeed.

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  • 19 June 2013 12:51, by Pinynhom Nhial

    Is not good from Philip Aguer to deny the reality. there is a Dr Riek Machar rebels in Central Africa Republic forest. That group of rebels were involved in that attack.
    Is very bad and shame to Dr Riek Machar

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  • 19 June 2013 13:01, by Pinynhom Nhial

    It is not good from Philip Aguer to deny the reality. Dr Riek Machar is have his rebels group in Central Africa Republic forest. waiting election of South Sudan if Riek Does win he organized to fight Government of South Sudan.
    That are those who reported by AU that they were involved in the attack bad to Riek Machar

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    • 19 June 2013 18:45, by Nuer Empire

      Pinynhomliel:You are mad

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      • 19 June 2013 20:22, by panom lualbil

        It was not a lie SSLA, SSLM n so in UNITY STATE mobilized themselves at night and run an exploitation attack against others. This is their cultures. So something must be done to stop it.

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        • 20 June 2013 06:47, by Pinynhom Nhial

          Panom Lualbil
          Thank you for your research Dr Riek is planning devil thought for him to get Presidency Seat.
          Thanks to all those who know Dr Riek Machar planning of evil

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  • 19 June 2013 15:11, by Deng Thiak Adut

    What a stupid and primitively written paper? If you can not get the story right then, what is a point of writing things that your mind couldn’t possibly conceive? What is the story here?
    Good luck.

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    • 19 June 2013 17:06, by Pinynhom Nhial

      The story is clear so read it here. AU envoy accuses S. Sudan rebels of attacking CAR civilians. this story is not stupid is a reality

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  • 19 June 2013 17:09, by JONGLEI VISION

    Deng, you are right by the way; but I don’t understand the point of Mr. Pinynhom because what is focusing on is not related to the history/article that requires some comments according to the web. plse Pinynhom, I would to advise you get the concept to comment properly. But you don’t have evident to defend your understanding. Long Live S. Sudan.

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  • 19 June 2013 17:29, by Pinynhom Nhial

    Thank Jongleivision
    The greedy of power make Riek Machar to plan evil thought against the current leadership if you do not know you will be surprising for what is going to be happen
    The AU envoy does not said lie.

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  • 19 June 2013 17:49, by JONGLEI VISION

    Good Pinynhom, But let us rely on the reality, not to deceive each other on the web site to avoid the facts.

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    • 19 June 2013 20:04, by Dinkawarrior

      I disagree with you on some points, the rebels who were attacking CAR not belongs to Dr. Cieth Holocaust Traitor Machar. Those rebels are from Sudan but they’re trying to mislead the world. Secondly, Dr. Cieth’s rebels are inside South Sudan. We have to be watchful on him, he wants to create another 1991-Massacred.

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  • 20 June 2013 06:39, by Pinynhom Nhial

    Thanks Dinkawarrior
    For your knowing that Dr Riek Machar is having a plan of rebellion for him to get Presidency seat. please watchfully for what you know and I will monitoring what I know from Dr Riek Machar

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  • 20 June 2013 10:24, by JONGLEI VISION

    Dinkawarrior and Pinynhom, The reality is Neither to insult the personality of the individual nor avoid the concept;
    If you know him is affilliated with rebel why you do not remove him in the government? I thing you want to provoke the situation, because if you are not part of the solution you are the part of the problem as you have been saying there is problem with Dr. Riek but I don’t see it.

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  • 20 June 2013 11:46, by Gangura

    South Sudan leaders are very stupid if they have failed to protect even their own people in Jongle how will they be able to fight the Rebel in CAR?
    This kirr is just a very big morden Full of the world.

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  • 20 June 2013 12:38, by JONGLEI VISION

    The rebel in Jonglei State is not against Jonglei government only, is against South Sudan government and the citizen protection is not obligation of the State government alone but it’s Collaboration of the national and State government.

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