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Our “Special Force” attacked SSPDF ammunition store: NAS

February 25, 2024 (JUBA) – The opposition National Salvation Front (NAS) led by Gen. Thomas Cirillo has claimed responsibility for attacks on an army ammunition store in the capital, Juba on Sunday.

According to the military, a fire erupted at an ammunition depot at Juba’s Giyada military barrack early morning of Sunday, injuring at least eight people.

NAS, in a statement, claimed its “Special Force” carried out the attack in Juba.

“The NAS Army Leadership informs all NAS members and the people of South Sudan that on 24/02/2024, around 24:00 hours, NAS Special Force executed an operation on the ‘SSPDF’ Armored Ammunitions Store at the old General Headquarters (El-Giada) in Juba,” it reads in part.

It further added, “The NAS Force safely withdrew after completing its mission, leaving the enemy in panic and disarray. NAS reassures the people of South Sudan that it is dedicated to leaving no stone unturned in stopping the suffering inflicted by the oppressive regime of Salva Kiir on our citizens”.

The leadership of NAS, in the statement, commended its special force for “this heroic operation against the enemy at the heart of the capital, Juba”

“NAS remains committed to the peaceful resolution of the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan by addressing the root causes of the conflicts in the country,” it noted.

Sudan Tribune could not independently verify the hold-out group’s statement.