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S. Sudan army says controls former rebel-held territory


February 16, 2017 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese army (SPLA) said Thursday it had gained control of Yuai, a key rebel town in located in eastern Jonglei region after clashes during which some rebel fighters allegedly joined pro-government forces.

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SPLA soldiers are seen at the airport in Bor January 19, 2014. (Photo Reuters/Andreea Campeaunu)

Yuai, the Bieh state capital, used to host the rebel-appointed governor.

The clash took place on Wednesday after a group of rebel defectors declared their allegiance to the government on Tuesday. The defection generated mixed reaction from the local population, resulting in clashes which government forces based in Pajuet military outpost exploited and used it to gain control of the area.

The deputy SPLA spokesman denied there was fighting, saying they took over the town after the rebel faction allied to former first Vice President, Riek Machar deserted it.

The military spokesman of the armed opposition did not make any statement about the development.

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 easily verify.

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


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  • 17 February 2017 08:01, by Sir King

    Where are STUPID EQUATORIANS, who hid themselves during the war of Arabs with Dinka and now, that there is food to eat in South Sudan, they came even along with their grandmothers and grandfathers looking for food. Purporting that uneducated Dinka have liberated the country and they want to own it. How difficult it will be; otherwise you will see by your eyes. Fuck greedy EQUATORIANS!

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    • 17 February 2017 09:43, by Akuma


      Akobo is the next door, SPLA forces are matching there soon. Time for Akobo residents to deserted the area because they are being lodge by our gallant forces

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    • 17 February 2017 10:52, by Diko Man

      Mr. servant or
      Whatever you call yourself, you sounds like someone who was brought up in a refugee camp who know little or nothing at all about the liberation struggle of the southerners. without the equatoria region or equestrians, the SPLA that today you re using as a tool for looting and killing civilians would have been in a dust bin of history of Sudan.you re suffering from tribalism.

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    • 17 February 2017 11:19, by wacjak

      Sir King,
      Equatoria is not a tribe. You can’t insult the whole region. Secondly, even if it were to be a tribe, they can’t be bad all. Some elements among them might be bad. However, do not forget the contribution of their few sons during the war of liberation. We know Comrade Wani Igga, Mamur among others.

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    • 17 February 2017 15:19, by jubaone

      Sir King,
      Are you finished now? B4 I give your my "Equatorian" response, just read through this. Day 1.God made Adam and Eve. Day 2, he created all the other human beings and after that all animals and insects. Day 3. While resting, he forgot of two things: flies and the jienges. Day 4. he created the flies and Day 5. lastly the jienges. This explains why the jienges are many and worse than flies.

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  • 17 February 2017 08:04, by Sir King

    - We have never been corrupt but EQUATORIANS came from their hideouts being Uganda, Congo, Kenya and Central Africa Republic to introduce such rampant corruption in South Sudan. Government should take stance for all NGOs job recruitment be done by Ministry of Public services, so that we avoid foreigners call EQUATORIANS from abusing the system. Corrupt is what know for COWARD EQUATORIANS.

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    • 17 February 2017 12:20, by Diko Man

      A fool is a fool.However much you tried not to be one but still you re the most foolish Dinka in SS, i presumed those dinkas in the cattle camps re smarter than you. we all came across the report of corruption in the country.proof me wrong if your dinkas re not the most corr.Thank God equatoria is in SS, i don’t know how you are going to survive. trust me equatoria is the cornerstone of the countr

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    • 17 February 2017 15:24, by jubaone

      Sir King,
      In Juba we used to run after naked jienges and taunt them "aryan jienge kudwal kudwal". They would get angry and want to beat us up. But in the end, they liked us cos we taught them to wear underpants called "abu nandhara".Today, these naked creatures are calling themselves benydits or Sir Kings who forget their humble origins from the luaks. What a surprise, my God!

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  • 17 February 2017 08:08, by Sir King

    - Wait for while, we are planning. They will regret to why the used to behave so. Unless they apologise to their wrong misdeeds towards Dinka population. We lost over 7,000 Dinka soldiers when Yei was captured, and over 5,000 when Kaya was captured, and over 20,000 when we waged war over Juba especially around Ministries, Thongpiny and around airport.

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    • 17 February 2017 12:34, by Diko Man

      Looting and raping were the reasons. when yei was captured in 1997 where were the looters(the dinkas). if not the powerful youths from western equatoria who formed 7th division which liberated yei and most counties of central equatoria. tell me about OTB if at all you re not a returnee. Failure is your characteristic.

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    • 17 February 2017 15:26, by jubaone

      Sir King,
      These are just numbers. No jienges died in such numbers otherwise they would finish. Are you more than flies?

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  • 17 February 2017 08:13, by Sir King

    - Our two attacks on Juba in 1996-97, we lost almost over 30,000 Dinka commandos and now, you came back to foreign countries and try to disturb us. Remember, all NGOs and this fucken UN will one day go and you will see with your STUPID EYES. FUCK YA Rujal Mafi, Lubas Mafi, Atlabara. We shall call Arabs to fuck you like they used to do to you, while you were watching your daughters and wives fucked

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    • 17 February 2017 09:18, by Joseph Canada

      Just keep blabbing your tongue within the space created by those lost teeth!!

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      • 17 February 2017 09:21, by Joseph Canada

        Those Dinka you claim to have died died because they were not really fighting but were trying to go looting as they are used too even before that.

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        • 17 February 2017 09:31, by Unionist Agent

          Joseph Canada,

          How ungrateful are you! You could talk like that because you didn’t loose/sacrifice anything for the independence of this country. I bet you didn’t vote during the referendum, or if you did, you may have voted for the unity of the then Sudan. But don’t worry, your ill wishes against this country won’t materialize.

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    • 17 February 2017 15:31, by jubaone

      Sir King,
      I read you mention the word "f**k" so often. This explains why your fellow jienge SPLA go raping old women, teenage girls and who knows you would want to sleep with goats one day. I think, your life in luak among your male peers has led to uncontrollable sex urge to the point of sodomy. There is now rising HIV/AIDS among jienge soldiers than b4 watchout. Control yourself man!

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    • 17 February 2017 15:36, by jubaone

      Sir King,
      Well, such animalism in you is the reason why we civilized Equatorians have to keep away from you cos you like f**king like chimpanzees. It appears your strength is not in the brains but between your legs and the mass of your brains could be as small as your testicles. That is worrisome. May be afterall it was the cow that came first and not the jienge or?

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  • 17 February 2017 08:33, by Wadipach

    Dear Editor of Sudan tribune,
    I have been sending you the request to post the petition of Shilluk community in the Diaspora but you have not publication the petition until now. This is an indication that you are very selective in your publication and this could be consider as bias.

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    • 17 February 2017 09:09, by Unionist Agent


      I used to like Shilluk Kingdom and the people, I promised to marry their daughter one day, but the way you people are behaving nowadays is childish and tribal.

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  • 17 February 2017 10:41, by Diko Man

    Whether territory under rebel or government controlled, expanded or reduced. The truth is, we are losing lives. those lives are what made this country. Stop tribal agendas and lets put this country back on track. Today we are here laughing someone death tomorrow will be you or me and this continues.This country is bigger than our personal interests. trust me.

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  • 17 February 2017 12:29, by victory john

    URROL its not controled by governmen ,but they try to controled. now they are overrun for one fullday toward DUKPADIAT morethan 500 gune and Rpg they have captured by white army,main that URROL its one full force for white army. i thing no one among those troop to think that the attacke shuold take in to lou nuer land again

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  • 17 February 2017 14:29, by Lou Nuer The Great

    hey stupid jienges SPLA IO are now in yuai. your fuckin anyoor militias attempt to attack but resolves in lost of important men on their side as white armies and SPLA IO soldiers pursue the invaders toward duk padiet SPLA IO vivaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    by Gen Deng Gatluak Riek

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  • 18 February 2017 02:44, by john akeen

    16-Boya (sometimes called Larim, but this is actually a village of the Boya)
    20-Falata (Arab Nomads)
    26-Jur(Beli & Modo)

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    • 18 February 2017 03:22, by john akeen

      34-Lopit (Tenet is a village of the Lopit)
      35-Lotuka(Otuho)(Logir and Ifoto are villages)
      43-Moro Kodo
      49-Nuer (Naath, Lou)

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      • 18 February 2017 03:46, by john akeen

        all of this tribes are they South Sudanese people or not? if they are South Sudanese then why the hate each other to death? why Equatorians & Nuers & dinka are giving other tribes hurt time in their life?

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