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SPLM-IO says South Sudan army carried out fresh attacks on its position


April 13, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese armed opposition group, SPLM-IO, Saturday accused the government forces of attacking their positions in Northern Liech State.

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SPLA soldiers, from the 2nd Battalion pose at the SPLA headquarters in Nyang, in the county of Yirol East, on February 15, 2014 (Photo AFP/Fabio Bucciarelli)

"This morning the 14/04/2018, the regime’s forces came out of their trenches and attacked the SPLA IO positions in Boaw and Nhialdiu and some forces are already on their way to Mir mir and Rukuai in (Northern) Liech state," said SPLM-Io deputy spokesperson Lam Paul Gabriel.

The rebel official further claimed that Northern Liech Governor, Joseph Nguen Monytuil and SPLA Gen Deng Wol ordered the attack on the SPLA-IO controlled areas in the state.

"Fighting is still on as I write; more details will follow later," he said.

In a phone call, Gai James, a resident of Bentiu told Sudan Tribune that fighting started since Friday until Saturday morning between the SPLA-IO and the SPLA in the southwest of Bentiu and Boaw Payam in Koch county.

The SPLM-IO deputy spokesperson called on the ceasefire commission, CTSAMM, to investigate this criminal act as soon as possible.

A senior US official on Friday requested the IGAD to release of all the CTSAMM reports on cease-fire violations as soon as possible and to take the needed punitive measures against the violators of the cessation of hostilities agreement.

The official who was speaking to Voice of America under the cover of anonymity said: "concerned by reports of continued fighting in South Sudan, including military campaigns by the government around Nassir town in the country’s northeast, and around Kajo Keji and Yei in the country’s south".

In a communiqué issued at the end of its 61st session on the situation in South Sudan on 26 March, the IGAD Council of Ministers expressed “extreme” concern on the report submitted by CTSAMM on flagrant violations of the ceasefire agreement by South Sudan government troops in Nassir area on 12 February 2018.

The IGAD council “Decides in line with the Council’s Communiqué of January 26, 2018, to take targeted sanctions against individual violators and refer to the AU Peace and Security Council for appropriate punitive measures,” said the statement.

But since the communiqué, no sanctions have been announced by the regional body.


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  • 15 April 2018 04:44, by Mayendit

    The world must punished these rebels in South Sudan, because they are worst than the government. Looks what they are saying that, government is attacking them while, they have started killing Aid worker in Northern Liech State and they also attacking Aid workers in Kej-Koji county even they admitted hostage 7 people and 3 cars for Agencies. World must deny SPLA IO for good, because they are worst.

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    • 15 April 2018 04:56, by South South

      These are crying baby rebels. They should be ignored.

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    • 15 April 2018 10:15, by jubaone

      You jienge scoundrel. You haven’t verified whether it was the IO that killed the aid worker in N. Liech recently or it armed jienge bandits disguised as "unknown gunmen" or wayward thugs. You are quick to point accusing fingers but slow to use your dull jienge brains to analyze the situation. Just dumm and foolish. Wake up ya aryan jienge.

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  • 15 April 2018 06:32, by choldit

    Mayendit and South Sudan, can u guys address the issue on the table. Did the govt of the rogue regime in Juba attacked the rebels or not. It is as simple as that.

    But I agreed with u that the rebels shld stop crying out for IGAD to punish the govt while the IGAD is obvious a part of the govt of South Sudan.

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    • 15 April 2018 06:49, by South South


      Government did not attack rebels because rebels are not there, they are defeated long time ago. As for IGAD, you are wrong, IGAD is a neutral body trying to help South Sudan, but our a few pockets of rebels think that IGAD should give them power to rule South Sudan. This is the only reason they are crying everyday.. We are for peace and we want all South Sudanese to live in peace.

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      • 15 April 2018 10:20, by jubaone

        South South,
        If your assertion is true that IO have been defeated, then killing of the aid worker was work of jienge criminals who thought the aid worker was carrying $US or wanted their land cruiser. It’s in your blood; killing and stealing instead of working honestly and in dignified manner. Just parasites and worthless snitches.

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        • 15 April 2018 13:18, by South South


          I have mentioned it in my comment above that there pockets of rebels who act like cut throat. They can kill anyone, so the killing of aid workers is a work of cut throat, but you are very stupid to see what I said.

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      • 15 April 2018 10:52, by jubaone

        South South,
        Peace is not an abstract thought, it is real. Only when jienges realize that SS is NOT a luak and the people controlled like jienge cows will there be peace. Peace is in jiengeland but what do the poor jienge civilians have? Poor schools, hospitals, hunger, lawlessness, poor road networks etc. This means the jienge is intrinsically a natural born loser can’t develop alone.

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        • 15 April 2018 13:24, by South South


          Shut up loser, Bari are killing innocent Mundari in the middle of the day for no reason, just because they are Mundari. The waste part of South Sudan I know are Bari villages, you can not drink water if you visit them from sticky smell. Monkey poop in there too.

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      • 15 April 2018 10:58, by jubaone

        South South,
        The jienge republic has approved a logo for Ramciel city and hopefully the transfer will follow immediately. I also hope that you and your jienges still squatting idly in Nimule will return to their areas bcoz the Madi owners will return to live and do agriculture. So, we want kokora now so you must get out to Ramciel. Take all your belonging with you bcoz they stink.

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        • 15 April 2018 13:26, by South South


          You are really very stupid. When our government decides to move to Ramciel city, very strong SPLA will be placed in Juba to keep cowards quiet for the rest of their life. Wicked, just wait, you have seen anything yet.

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      • 15 April 2018 11:20, by choldit

        it is unbelievable that south Sudanese can’t see what the other East African countries are doing in destroying South Sudan 🇸🇸 through IGAD. We need to come to our sense that no peace without Dr Riek Machar. We shld be wise enough to imagine what can happen if the world stop acting against Splm io and its leader Dr Machar. We must stop acting like rebel instead of govt while Splm io acts like gov

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  • 15 April 2018 07:03, by Lenin Bull

    Those who are deceiving themselves that Americans will them take power through back door will regret it badly. They cannot sit and relax in J1 not even a day and they will be luck if they exit J1 alive. It is better to sign total peace in the country and do good things for all our people so that the people can elect their leaders whom they will respect and listen to their orders.

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  • 15 April 2018 07:09, by Lenin Bull

    Banking all one’s hope for success on foreigners( IGAD, UN, TROIKA/US, Sudan, Ethiopia) is an utter sign of political simpleton. When the war erupted 2013 it was based on the false hope that some certain tribe enjoy numerical superiority over others and as such would capture power within 3 hours military fight all over the country! That was first self-deception and this IGAD/US thing will be anoth

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    • 15 April 2018 07:49, by Malakal county Simon

      The oppressor government is doing again as usual...... i wonder why we will never have a sustainable peace in this country....

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  • 15 April 2018 09:05, by Sunday Junup

    They are government but Kiir Militia!

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  • 15 April 2018 11:18, by Bil bany

    south Sudan
    rebel is not crying they are just telling the true to the world or south Sudanese that they are for peace why splm IG still attacking their position while both party sign ceasefire 27/12/2017 ,for me i think if juba govt still keep attacking the splm/a io position is not peace.
    SPLA/IO will sweep them out from south Sudan very soon
    mark my words so call south Sudan and mayendi

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    • 15 April 2018 13:29, by South South

      Bil bany,

      You are very stupid, shut up. Pagak is for us, Nasir is for us and every corner of South Sudan is for us, shut loser.

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    • 15 April 2018 18:22, by pabaak

      Mark your what" is Gondeng prophecy.
      All losers become internet war mongers and just like sitting in hotels and bars of Iddis Ababa, let them propery enjoy free accomodation from Troika because they nothing to donwith their money unless to destroy somebody countries in the nqme supporting destablization of the countries.

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      • 15 April 2018 18:33, by pabaak

        Rebels have nog ground today to speak of bad governance because most of them are government officials who have embezzle public money and run away when are fired or escape when are about to apprehended. So they want to fool that are the are one to solve problem in the country. Government shouldn’t wast time to go Iddiss Ababa every time to discuss with them useless revitalization. Government should

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        • 15 April 2018 18:59, by pabaak

          Just end this endless so called revitalization and embark on home grown peace. This rwbels outside will come back later or some of them who are stubborn and don’t want to come will die in exile

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  • 15 April 2018 11:36, by Bil bany

    sorry for those who goad/incite and lying the other south Sudanese that SPLM/A oi is not in south Sudan.
    SPLM/A IO members are everywhere across the country as whole.
    moving up, down, left side and right side you will get IO

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