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SPLM-IO accuses S Sudan government forces of fresh attacks

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May 12, 2018 (JUBA) - The main armed opposition-led by former first vice president Riek Machar claimed that the South Sudanese government forces continue to wage attacks on its position in different localities in a breach of the signed ceasefire.

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Lam Paul Gabriel

Lam Paul Gabriel, on Saturday, issued a statement saying the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) attacked their positions in Western Bahr el-Ghazal region and the Western Equatoria region.

The rebel deputy spokesperson their fighters Friday after repulsed a four-hour attack on the SPLA-IO base in Dulu, near Raga or (Raja) killing 28 government soldiers and lost one combatant.

"This fight caused more displacement to civilians as the regime’s forces took the fight to the IDP area in Dulu," he added.

Gabriel, also, said the government army has moved troops to the rebel-controlled Bazia area on Friday and Saturday morning.

"The SPLA IO would like to alert CTSAMM and IGAD that if these provocative movements lead to any hostile confrontation, the regime is to be held accountable," he said.

The rebel statement further reported a third attack on Thursday on their base in Ri-Rangu, 24Km North-West of Yambio. He stressed that the rebel fighters repelled the assailant forces towards Yambio.

The IGAD, African Union and Troika countries have accused the warring parties of repeated violations of the cessation of hostilities and threatened to sanction the violators of the truce. However, until now Russia and China oppose such move at the level of the UN Security Council.

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  • 13 May 08:40, by Kush Natives

    Uselessness lie, why always propagate nonsense?

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  • 13 May 09:55, by Eastern

    Can the parties concentrate on ONE THING? Call off the IGAD HLRF and concentrate on war and do the rest later. Kiir thinks he has CRUSHED the multiple rebellions against his regime, CAN he be allowed to showcase that?

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    • 13 May 11:38, by South South

      Eastern,

      Which parties you are calling to call off the HLRF? I know one big party only in South Sudan, SPLA.

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  • 13 May 11:59, by Jongo

    This SPLA Sudan People Liberation Army is it not a foreign Army or Movement this is not existing South Sudan is Innocent & distant from that name because in South Sudan their’s a National Armies SSNA Lam you are accusing a wrong Faction or Country Then their’s no IO no more is already dissolved Riak army are terrorizes so call white armies Read the correction Full Stop

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  • 13 May 23:45, by One people

    Stupid lie, if Rebles can kill 28 well trained government forces, then I will believe government forces killed more than 1000 Rebles. Lam Paul Gabriel, please don’t be a lier like James Gatdet Dak who greated 2016 violence that happen in J1 that made peace very difficult to come back again for the citizens of our country today

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