Home | News    Thursday 16 February 2017

South Sudanese rival factions clash in Bieh state


February 15, 2017 (BOR) – Fresh clashes occurred in Bieh, one of South Sudan’s newly created state between pro-government forces (SPLA) and the armed opposition forces (SPLM-IO), an official said.

JPEG - 43.4 kb
The SPLA conducting military drill in Bor, November 29, 2014 (ST)

The Governor of Bieh state, Moses Majok, said a brief fight ensured between the two rival forces at Patuet on Wednesday before the rebels were pursued by the army till they were dislodged from Yuai.

Yuai is the headquarter of Bieh state and a stronghold of the white army, a group of youth allied to the SPLM-IO loyal to Riek Machar.

“The government forces are now in Yuai, but there was no big fighting”, Majok told Sudan Tribune by phone from Juba.

“What happened was that, there were some SPLA-Io soldiers who defected from Yuai and came to Patuet, they declared themselves to be government soldiers. Yesterday the SPLA-IO from Yuai came and attacked them. When they fought back, they defeated the SPLA-IO. These soldiers with other soldiers from SPLA followed the SPLA-IO to Yuai. So the government is now in Yuai”, he added.

Majok vowed to avail more details on clashes between the rivals forces.

Multiple military sources in Bor, however, told Sudan Tribune, that the SPLA were forced to fight back after the rebels attacked their soldiers at the nearby village of Patuet, not far from Pajut.

“After rebels attacked our soldiers at Patuet, they were not only pushed back, but also given a hot pursue. So we ended up in Yuai today”, a junior military officer, said.

Although the army headquarters in Juba concealed information regarding the clashes that occurred in Bieh state, rebels on the side confirmed the fighting, but claimed that SPLA forces were repulsed by the white army, claims Sudan Tribune could not verify.

There are also reports that civilians in Uror county have been displaced, as a result of the fighting, towards Akobo on the Ethiopian border.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 16 February 2017 08:17, by Midit Mitot

    Idiots who told you that SPLA-IG is in Yuai? those propaganda will killed you in-vain, yes there were some gangs guys defected from SPLA-IO in Yuai to bloody regime in Pajut,but don,t claim nothing about your being in Yuai.

    repondre message

    • 16 February 2017 10:39, by Joyuma John

      Dear Mittot ,
      Please trust me, the government is Yuai.

      repondre message

    • 22 October 2017 14:31, by sirking79

      Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article. I’ll be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful info. Thanks for the post. I’ll definitely return. The Superior Singing Method

      repondre message

    • 2 November 2017 17:47, by sirking79

      Thanks for your information, it was really very helpfull.. Body Language Moves

      repondre message

  • 16 February 2017 08:22, by Madit Magot


    repondre message

    • 16 February 2017 12:02, by Malakal county Simon

      It’s unwanted salva Kiir faction wishes to be in Holy Land no such genocide soldiers in Yua as we speak...... They did attemp but were all repulsed and disarray!!!!! Slave/Magot stop the empty vessel, your Bor Town is the next Target and it’s will be burn to ashes with no stones unturn.... Stay tune for more good news to come....

      repondre message

      • 16 February 2017 12:18, by Malakal county Simon


        Those genocidal solidiers of unwanted Salva Kiir has been surrounded and only escape route is heaven...... May condolence goes to thier families and may theirs rest in hell for invading the holy land!!!!

        repondre message

  • 16 February 2017 08:52, by Lou Nuer The Great

    hey gogrial ganges yuai is under SPLA IO controll don’t post nonsense over am in yuai town now

    repondre message

  • 16 February 2017 08:54, by Sadam Kuikoy

    Don,t be optimistic at the beginning, wait until later on in the evening and tomorrow, Borchar,s land will be the graveyard of coward Dinka and their Nuerwew, we must pursuing you up to Bor, Mark my work!

    Borchar JUOYO NAATH,Borchar Riawe Naath,
    Doangthak da mi Nyang!

    repondre message

  • 16 February 2017 09:56, by Kush Natives

    Great job well done! But, please Mr. president Kiir, tell your army to keeps order in place, meaning, respecting their beloved civil populations. Let them deal with the criminals! Leave innocents safe please! Don’t be negative on this, like stupid Riek Machar and his failed right wingers.

    repondre message

    • 16 February 2017 14:21, by Malakal county Simon

      Good luck slave/Kush

      repondre message

  • 16 February 2017 16:43, by Eastern

    Talk of Nuer being prone to defection........Arise Equatoria, go for the bullseye!!!!!!

    repondre message

    • 17 February 2017 00:27, by Kuch

      Mr. Eastern,

      Just take up your damn machine gun and let’s meet in the battle field. Your internet warring has since gone too far fellows. Just wait a few days and you will quiet for good pal. You idiots always chirp for war with the government, but when you are tackled head-on, then you are then so quick to cry foul about rapes and killing of civilians.

      repondre message

      • 17 February 2017 05:31, by Eastern

        Rapes are "soft targeting" go for the real combatants who are out there in the wait for Mathiang Anyoors.....

        repondre message

  • 17 February 2017 13:06, by victory john

    the SPLA IG it was defeated by white army force to ward dukpadiat today morethan 500 guns and rpg are captured from them morethan 1,20 have killed in frone line ,majiok don,t report nothing to sudane tribune please change your name to Jang (dinka)name

    repondre message

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Salva Kiir’s gestapo mentality 2018-03-23 05:42:21 By Duop Chak Wuol It was a common perception in Adolf Hitler’s Germany that working as an assassin for the notorious Nazi’s secret police, the Geheime Staatspolizei (Gestapo), was a noble career (...)

Marshall al-Bashir seems poised to stockpile nuclear arsenal 2018-03-22 21:40:17 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman This article comes against the backdrop of the news on March 17, 2018 (KHARTOUM) and quoted Sudan’s Minister of Water Resources and Electricity Minister Muataz Musa as (...)

Maulana Mayen Wol was acquitted by South Sudan Supreme Court 2018-03-21 21:14:00 By Amb. Gordon Buay I have seen some quarters criticizing the appointment of Maulana Mayen Wol as the undersecretary of the Ministry of Petroleum on the basis of the charges brought against him (...)


Latest Press Releases

Appeal for forgiveness and pardon of John Agou Wuoi 2018-03-07 08:28:08 H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President and Commander-in-Chief, of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), Republic of South Sudan (RSS), 5th February, 2018. Through: Hon. Michael Makuei Lueth (...)

Petition for release of Agou John Wuoi from prison 2018-02-15 20:45:31 Open letter to South Sudan President Salva Kiir Your Excellency, Kindly please permit me to take this rare opportunity to appreciate you for every effort you have made toward making South Sudan (...)

AUHIP Communiqué on Sudan & SPLM-N talks for cessation of hostilities agreement 2018-02-05 13:04:16 African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan Joint Statement on Unilateral Ceasefire, Cessation of Hostilities and Completion of Negotiations 1) With the facilitation (...)


Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.