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South Sudanese rival forces trade control of Bagari town area

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April 12, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan rival forces in Western Bahr el Ghazal region issued statements in which each side claimed to be in a full control of Bagari, a town 12 miles south-west of Wau town.

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On Saturday, government forces said they recaptured the area from opposition fighters allied to ex-First Vice President Riek Machar, who acknowledged clashes, but said they withdrew tactically.

On Sunday, however, a military convoy of the government forces returning to town after delivering supplies and for command operation felt into ambush, resulting in the death of senior officers, including the head of military operations and director of military logistics. The death of the officers and their bodyguards sparked tensions and prompted widespread targeted killings in Wau town.

The deputy army spokesperson, Santo Domic said Tuesday that pro-government troops captured Bagari from rebel forces on Saturday without any resistance and it remains under their control.

“It was not the intention of our forces to launch offensive but due to provocations that have been ongoing by rebels in the area, our forces on Saturday decided to pursue the rebels after launching an attack on our defensive forces outside Wau. Our forces pursued them and did not face any resistance as expected. We entered Bagari where our forces are,” said Domic.

He added, “They are still in control of the town and its surroundings”.

Domic further claimed they discovered, after taking control of the town, that atrocities committed against civilians by the outlaws in the area under their control were too much to be ignored.

In a separate interview, however, Nichola Gabriel, a rebel spokesman, claimed their forces were in full control of the town located south-west of Wau town.

He further said the rebels were responsible for the attack on government forces, adding that they managed to destroy a land cruiser, which carried a Brigadier General with some military officers.

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  • 12 April 21:33, by Kush Natives

    The government MUST pursue them to the bushes. They don’t need to be given a chance. It’s a time to clean up the town from bandits. LRA MUST leave the town completely, no more compromise this time, disarm them or eliminate them all. Civil populations need stability in the country side. People in town should be ready to clean up their farms. It’s almost a rainy season.

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    • 13 April 08:12, by jubaone

      Kush Natives,
      See how the boys pounced on these jiene kiirminals? Tactical withdrawal and foolish jienges thought they had captured Bagari, then Bam! coward generals killed and jienge nation are forced to lick 👅 their wounds. IO puts facts on the ground you jienges dream only and go for unarmed civilians. Did you kill any IO generals? More good news coming soon. Stay alert. Game over.

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      • 13 April 10:36, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

        SPLA-IG and SPLA-IO are belonging to the same area no matter who is controlling it just. Let us all together work to bring peace for us in the South Sudan rather than war.

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        • 13 April 10:39, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

          War is taking you no where unless you choose peace whether you are VIP or not.

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      • 13 April 13:43, by Midit Mitot

        Jubaone,
        You are absolutely right, let the SPLA-IG/ Mathaing Anyoor smell it

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      • 13 April 17:51, by South South

        Jubaone,

        Stop spreading lies like a baby. Bagari is under tight control of SPLA period. Go somewhere and pour your lies there. The big coward on the face of earth is you. Hiding outside South Sudan and then making lies is not what the man do. Coward, hotel rooms cleaner, and the like. How many generals SPLA killed in Equatoria? Why don’t you go to your village now if you are a real man.

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        • 13 April 18:25, by jubaone

          South South,
          Bla..bla..bla.. Jienge goat. You are next.

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          • 13 April 20:00, by South South

            Jubaone,

            You are very stupid. I am in your village, you are not. When you talk to us you need to control yourself a little bit because you are a loser and a coward who can not visit his own village because of us. You can lie through internet but that’s not going to help you coward

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            • 14 April 10:24, by jubaone

              South South,
              Bla..bla..bla..jienge goat

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            • 14 April 11:41, by jubaone

              Sour South,
              I am impressed that you can get internet access even from my village and it just shows the degree we in Equatoria have moved ahead. Please don’t forget to say hello to my fellow villagers tell them their son is doing fine. As you leave my village, please take along all the jienge refuse that has accumulated. We are clean people and not savages.

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  • 12 April 23:07, by Dak tak

    Kush,
    The terrorists are the Mathiang Anyor that vent their anger against they unarmed civilians as usual. Remember if it was easy for Sudan to divide it won’t be difficult for south Sudan to be divided in to more countries. For the unity is getting worn out on daily basis. The current incompetent leader has destroyed the country beyond repair.

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  • 12 April 23:10, by Dak tak

    Cont
    For it is will be difficult for south Sudanese to continue under one country, unless a new leadership take up from the JCE and the self seeking personalities that are now trading over the continuation of war and suffering of south sudanese.

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    • 13 April 00:17, by Kush Natives

      Dak tak,
      It would have been a Great war, if that’s was the plan in rebels mind. By the way, I like your shallow idea though, that this should be divided into small villages, and titled as country. My question to you is this, will those independent villages still bordering us or no? Very to evaluate the land and South Sudan. Why rebels always start the mess and regret later?

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  • 12 April 23:31, by Naath

    Congratulations freedom fighters on retaking the town within 48 hours from soldiers of Jieng Council of Elders. Dinka tribal gang leader Kiir listens with his eyes only. He started the war thinking it would not affect Dinka. Kiir is known for being foolish, money hungry, power greedy and tribalist. He is the most idiot tribal gangs leader on the planet.

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    • 13 April 05:48, by Dinka-Defender-General

      Naath, please don’t celebrate the temporary victory. Remember if Machar and his White Armies could not hold Unity State and Upper Nile, do you think these criminals will hold the town for long. They just want to loot, kill, rape, and terrorize the town, but they will run after the government sends reinforcement. Believe me. You will hear different news tomorrow or day after tomorrow.

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      • 13 April 08:19, by jubaone

        Jienge Defender General,
        Riak is over 2000 km away from battlefield and yet his boys are doing a tremendous job. The Kiirminal is just 300 km away in Juba and can’t go to frontline to command why? He is fearful, a coward. He is strong when covered by old jienges elders. Imagine Riak were in SS commanding his forces, all jienges would be shitting and running around like frightened chicken 🍗.

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  • 13 April 00:32, by Dak tak

    Kush
    You are supporting the killing of civilians and you want to say you are smart, that hypocrisy of the highest order, no one ever regret, but a permanent solution to south sudanese problem will probably be a division of the country as to avoid more bloodshed. You celebrate for killing civilians in Wau, which you will regret any time soon.

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    • 13 April 03:12, by Kush Natives

      Dak tak,
      I was just answering your statement, FYI I’m not inciting violence against civilians, I am always here for peace amongst South Sudanese people. We will not definitely achieve anything in this country unless we denounce violence. Yes, I understood that Dinka dominate everything. But,that doesn’t give you a right kills their civilians.

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      • 13 April 03:14, by Kush Natives

        Dak tak,
        Con___if we’re trying to be fair here,then look or read what Naath wrote___what will I think about his comments?

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  • 13 April 08:48, by Lou Nuer The Great

    SPLA IO vivaaaa

    many thank to freedom fighters that clear baggari from jieng agressor vivaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    for killing Bol Machut vivaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    for killling Par Jiek vivaaaaaaaaa Wau State Federal Republic South Sudan

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  • 13 April 09:17, by deng kual acot

    We have the right to talk. But I am ashamed and must speak the truth to our president Salva Kiir that, He has sold the whole Dinka or Jeinge tribes in South Sudan if Salva can got to Bible and READ IY WITH UNDERSTANDING. We must APPOLOGIZE to the VICYims and reconsile with Equatorians. What if natural death removes Salva and our regime completely? Your execellency. Think twice and denounce violane

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  • 13 April 09:25, by deng kual acot

    I was still adding to the President that, Equatorians are the deadly poisonus Green Mambus (Snakes)who donot talk but planning for who ever steps on it realise only to have been bitten and dead from it. As much as we plan their extinction in South Sudan, the same they do. See how many big army men died in Bagari and we came to kill innocent civilian in the Wau town, creating more enemity. reform.

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    • 13 April 12:37, by jubaone

      Deng Kual Acot,
      If you want to stay alive don’t walk into a terrain infested with snakes, you get hurt if you step on them. Anyanya us snake poison 💀 and deadly. SS will NEVER be the same again until Equatorians revenge now, 5, 10, 30 yrs whenever. We at teaching all our kids in the refuge camps, that the jienge is responsible for all these mess. They know that jieng=jellaba must be eliminated pe

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  • 13 April 09:36, by deng kual acot

    Our president Salva Kiir and all our Tribal leaders in control of South Sudan!!! Do think of the Dinka / Jienge third (3) generation to come. Where are thay going to leave? what will be their Status in S.S? Do not compromize their abilitie to meet their need by your interest now. The attack has affected me baddly and if the president had acted formaly, this would have been avoided.Think twice.

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    • 13 April 10:43, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      What is going on in Wau state is just a genocide by arms militia under Riek Machar, command,

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  • 13 April 10:47, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    A called from Sudan by president Bashir on South Sudan crises is that he need to call press conference at his state house to convince South Sudanese rivals group ceased conflict immediately otherwise he take bold action to control situation.

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  • 13 April 10:51, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    South Sudanese president Salva Kiir, has no body to work with,
    President intended to bring peace but no body agree with him.

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    • 13 April 11:05, by deng kual acot

      Ayuiu M.
      I say and must say. Stop being stuped. talk from an informed source or view. Who attacked Civilians in Wau Town, was it Rebels or Government Soldier after being defeated? Shame on you for supporting & defending Government. I am a Dinka who will vever support nonsense again. You are a cocroach Ayuiu

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  • 13 April 13:46, by Tim Atiep

    Hello dear fellow South Sudanese,
    Be inform that we fought with Arabic for years and no solution until people went back to negotiating table and also preach a bible of peace.So,am requesting whoever preaching war should preach peace then war.

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