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S. Sudanese rebels accuse government of violating ceasefire

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Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers singing pro-war song (AFP file photo)

September 4, 2018 (JUBA) – The armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) has accused the Juba government, one of the key partners in the ongoing peace process, of violating the recent ceasefire agreement by allegedly launching series of attacks on their positions.

The attacks, it said, has created a setback to reconciliation efforts.

“In addition to their recent attack on our positions in Kupera, another gun battle erupted when the SPLA [Sudan People’s Liberation Army] stormed our positions at Kendiri and Managalatore in Kajo-Keji county yesterday [Monday] and today [Tuesday]. Yesterday the warmongers were ruthlessly crushed and repulsed,” the SPLM-IO said.

According to the armed opposition group, the Juba regime plans further attacks on their positions in Kupera and Mukaya payams of Lainya County and the other areas yet to be known in the state.

“After suffering a humiliating defeat at the battle of Jamara and Kupera which led to a great loss that included the death of their senior military officers, the government decided to deploy more troops in Yei yesterday [Monday],” further notes the rebels’ statement.

It added, “Today [Tuesday] the regime’s Governor of Yei River state transacted money to Oliver Duku, the regime’s Liaison Officer in Moyo district to procure more fuel for their force in Kajo-Keji. All these are in preparation for the planned attacks against our positions”.

Meanwhile, the armed opposition has called upon the ceasefire monitoring body (CTSAMM) and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to expeditiously investigate, halt violations and take necessary remedial actions against the “warlike” regime in Juba.

“Nevertheless, we shall continue to observe the ceasefire and only counter-react in the face of any confrontation campaign against our positions,” further stressed the armed opposition’s statement.

The government and the main armed opposition group signed a ceasefire agreement in December 2017 and recommitted themselves to it on 27 June 2018.

These attacks, if verified, will be the first of its kind for more than a month.

(ST)

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  • 5 September 09:36, by Kush Natives

    Keep lying to South Sudanese people! That’s a Cristal clear now of why NAS are refusing to sign the peace, because are busy stabbing people in the back. Keep attacking the government positions and turned it around like the government is attacking you, coward!

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    • 5 September 10:25, by jubaone

      Bush Natives,
      Did you understand the article, ya aryan jienge? It was the SPLA-IO reporting and NOT NAS. What a dummy! Read again then comment, ya jienge.

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      • 5 September 10:35, by Kush Natives

        jubaone,

        Whatever name comes first, NAS and IO are the same birds of feathers. Don’t be surprised, they are all after destruction of South Sudan period. Their differences is in Khartoum now with all eyes on power. They’re looting villages in the same uniform, don’t try to lecture me here sir, you’re under wrong generation Juba1!

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        • 5 September 10:40, by Games

          Kush Natives
          We know what you are trying to do here. You are trying to single out Thomas Cirillo from the others, because he was refused to put up with your nonsenses.

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      • 5 September 10:35, by Games

        Jubaone
        Leaves that idiot ignore so called Kush Natives alone. He knows actually that it was IO fighting the Salva Kiir’militia, but turned his blind eye to wrong groups.
        Dinka are inherited genetically criminals community and liars.

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  • 5 September 13:56, by Lala

    Jubaone, Never mine the with what he said because no mater how you try to make him understand, he will always choose to make a U-turn from the truth. He will, however, one day understnd the hard way that what goes around comes around.

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