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South Sudan army denies participating in South Kordofan’s attack

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February 27,2012, (JUBA)- South Sudan’s army on Monday strongly denied reports alleging that it has participated in the fight involving coalition of Sudanese rebel groups from neighbouring Sudan in South Kordofan state.

Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers hold Ak-47 rifles (Reuters)

Colonel Phillip Aguer, spokesman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) told reporters in Juba on Monday that Khartoum was only “diverting” attention of the Sudanese people from their own failures.

“The fighting that lasted several hours on Sunday was purely a clash between coalition of Sudanese rebel groups within Sudanese territory. The SPLA did not in any way take part. It took place 4 miles away from South Sudan territory”, Aguer said.

The senior military officer further said that the Sudanese army is known for “defying and violating” bilateral agreements.

“How many agreements have they [government in Khartoum] violated? They just violated memorandum of understanding on non-aggression and cooperation which the two parties signed recently in Addis Ababa, by bombing Jau and launched ground attack on Balbala in Western Bahr el Ghazal," explained Aguer.

"Everybody knows this. The international community knows it well that Khartoum does not respect agreements and so it should actually be the government of South Sudan to complain to the international community including Security Council of the United Nations of Khartoum’s behaviour towards the Republic of South Sudan", he asserted.

Nhial Deng Nhial, the country’s minister of foreign affairs, also refuted claims made by Sudanese government in which it accused Southern army of participating in the clashes.

“This is not correct. The SPLA did not take part in the fighting. We do not support war. We have said this time and again that political differences between the two states cannot be resolved through the use of violence”, Nhial told reporters in Juba.

Marial Benjamin, minister of information and broadcasting also described Khartoum’s accusations as mere “covers”.

The fighting took place four miles away from Jau which is an area inside territory of the republic of South Sudan, Marial said.

None of the officials commented on statements made by commissioner of Pariang County Mabeak Lang Bilkuei in which he said that SPLA managed to expel Sudanese army out of Jau after intense fighting on Sunday.

Jau is a region along the poorly defined borders claimed by both countries. Last year Juba accused Khartoum of illegally occupying it and submitted a complaint to the UN Security Council (UNSC) protesting it.

Yesterday, the Sudan Revolutionary Forces (SRF), an alliance of rebel groups including the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) and the Darfur rebels Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), the Sudan Liberation Movement of Abdel Wahid Nur (SLM-AW), and the Sudan Liberation Movement of Minni Arkoi Minnawi (SLM-MM), claimed to have taken control of Jau town and Toroge areas in South Kordofan.

The statements made by Pariang County commissioner will likely embarrass the rebels who insist that they received no backing from South Sudan.

Sudan’s army said yesterday that fighting is ongoing in Buhairat Al-Abiyad at Jau town and reiterated allegations to Juba of involvement.

Today the Sudanese presidential adviser Mustafa Osman Ismail said that all options are on the table, including the military one in a response to South Sudan’s "aggression".

"South Sudan bears the full responsibility in this attack. South Sudan government should stop refuting and lying. It should acknowledge if it has enough courage to bear the responsibility and its consequences," said Ismail according to Xinhua news agency.

"We were attacked and we will no doubt respond to this aggression to defend our land. We will adopt all steps and there is no closed course for us. We will file complaints to the UN Security Council, the African Union and the committee supposed to monitor the security agreement recently signed between the two countries on refraining from attacking the border".

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  • 28 February 2012 09:54, by Marolditapei

    TOO MANY PEOPLE ATTENDED RITUAL MASS TODAY AT THE NGUNDENG TEMPLE IN NEBRASKA, THE TEMPLE WAS FULL OF SMOKE FROM THE INSENSES THAT WERE BURNED. A SCROLL WAS READ AND THEN IT WAS HANDED OVER TO NGUNDENG CULTIC PRIEST. NEXT RITUAL MASS WILL BE CONDUCTED NEXT YEAR February 27. Ngundeng ritual mass was attended by people of all colours, Australians, English, French, Natives, Africans, Latinos and almo

    • 28 February 2012 10:19, by Marolditapei

      FELICITACIONES a Juba para firmar un acuerdo de paz con SSLM / A. LOS PROXIMOS DIAS marcará un cambio dramático en el sur de Sudán. ECONOMÍA morirá abajo BANDOLERISMO y florecer. BUENO!

      • 28 February 2012 12:32, by Mike Mike

        In where there is military built up and high tension always associated with more mistake and people shouldn’t be forced to eccept all what occured. SAF was been attacking SPLA positions in the past year and this time if SPLA leadership decided to order its forces to carried out attacks against saf then leadership of the two army should sit and solve the case on table then to use military force.

        • 28 February 2012 12:47, by Mi diit

          Ngundeng is the God’s chosen Prophet for the black Africa.

    • 28 February 2012 10:25, by Daniel Buolmawei

      It is good you termed his priest as "cultic." There’s no difference between Ngundeeng and James Jones, the North American and Indianan born priest who poisoned to death over 933 people in what’s known Jonestown in Guyana. Do I believe Ngundeeng poisoned us in Upper Nile? Absolutely. This cultic belief Ngundeeng instilled in our minds confused our brains and we will never recover from it.

      • 28 February 2012 12:42, by Mi diit

        “The fighting that lasted several hours on Sunday was purely a clash between coalition of Sudanese rebel groups within Sudanese territory. The SPLA did not in any way take part. It took place 4 miles away from South Sudan territory”, Aguer said.

        Auger your statement above is politically wrong because you have admitted that Jau where the fighting took place is a territory of Sudan.

        • 28 February 2012 23:34, by panom lualbil

          Sharing accuses btwn border [jau] will weight another war if demarcation doesnt immediately take place. So I urge P Kiir think of air patrole there 4 autonov by khartoum this time. As Bashiir always does, he might deliberately order autonov 2 hail harmfully closer 2 citizens of s sudan regarding this accuse.

    • 28 February 2012 14:23, by Dhalaluaak

      Marolditapei,
      Why are you confusing yourself? Did you really read the article on what it was written about? It was about The South Sudan Armies denial to Khartoum’s accusations to SPLA.Now what is the connection with Ngundeng Temple? Did Gai Lel Ngundeng transferred Ngundeng’s remains from Bieh, South Sudan Nebraska, USA? You are just wandering after the false priest you said of.Correct your spell

      • 28 February 2012 14:28, by Dhalaluaak

        Please correct your spelling. it’s spelled INCENSE not INSENSES.There were many prophets as Ngundeng all over the South but nobody ran after them as you with Ngundeng.Please stop posting Ngundeng whereby he didn’t fit to be.

        • 28 February 2012 14:59, by Mi diit

          Dhalaluak,

          Because other false prophets failed to prophesy the future but Ngundeng did.

    • 28 February 2012 16:00, by Dinkawarrior

      Damn to you Marolditapei!!
      This is another human lied! Since Mohamed lied to the world, he was previously leaded Trillions of people into Hell. Then again the Carnival name Ngundeng’s falsehoods are now spreading to us by those imprudent loyalists animals. Yours Profit is currently in hell together with Gatluak Manguel, and Mohamed. You must find another way to collect some millions of DOLLARS!!

    • 28 February 2012 17:27, by Lual Ngor Lual

      You people, all that you are still doing should be outdated practices. Even Christianity that used to value offering very much, abandoned it long time ago. You rightly called it a cult, then why are you worshiping a cult instead of a true God. If you have nothing to do where you are, please come to South Sudan and fight a just fight.

    • 29 January 2013 13:42, by Adelle

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  • 28 February 2012 10:01, by Daniel Buolmawei

    "We will file complaints to the UN Security Council, the African Union and the committee supposed to monitor the security agreement recently signed between the two countries on refraining from attacking the border."

    What an idiot? Where was this monitoring committee when you bombed Jau town and Balbala, both inside South Sudan territories? You keep talking arrogantly but we are very closed.

    • 28 February 2012 10:11, by Marolditapei

      FELICITATIONS à Juba pour signer un accord de paix avec SSLM / A. LES PROCHAINS JOURS va marquer un changement spectaculaire dans le Sud Soudan. ÉCONOMIE fleurira et BANDITISME MOURRA BAS. BON!

      • 28 February 2012 11:00, by Gatluak Fanguel Abangbaar

        Warning!Am Gatluak Fanguel.Nobody shall cross my line with my uncle Mangoor Aguengbaar

  • 28 February 2012 10:46, by morogot batal

    just let us continue fucking this fake lost people.they only listen gun sound...you are a terorist country...no one will listen your complain.surrender your calprits to icc first then you will be considered.....death to all of you

  • 28 February 2012 12:22, by MKee

    "South Sudan bears the full responsibility in this attack. South Sudan government should stop refuting and lying. It should acknowledge if it has enough courage to bear the responsibility and its consequences," Enough courage for the last 21 years and I am thinking u have 4gotten SPLM/N which have the gut n everything it takes 2 suprise u in khartoum.

  • 28 February 2012 12:33, by MKee

    South sudan can now do better than what it used do few years ago and if you guys in Khartoum think you can beat SPLM/A this time around then you might be out of your senses. South sudan is a peace loving country and that why It has not been retaliating but it will not continue receiving bullets from you and keep quiet rather it has responsibility of protecting its people and territories.

  • 28 February 2012 12:44, by Konan

    The fighting took place four miles away from Jau which is an area inside territory of the republic of South Sudan, Marial said. None of the officials commented on statements made by commissioner of Pariang County Mabeak Lang Bilkuei in which he said that SPLA managed to expel Sudanese army out of Jau after intense fighting on Sunday. There is no escape, SAF is coming.

    • 28 February 2012 12:52, by peace seeker

      ((Feburay 26, 2012 (BENTIU/KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), South Sudan’s official army, has fully captured the disputed Jau area from the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) on Sunday, an official in Unity State told Sudan Tribune.))

      Denying what you have confirmed yesterday!!!!!.This is very funny gents.

      • 29 February 2012 00:38, by zulu

        Timeline of Sudan’s violations:
        1-November 10,2011-Sudan bombs South Sudan town of Yida killing 12 and wounding 20.
        2-December 12th and December 15th- 3-December 28th and 29th killing 14 wounding 17 Jau and Pariang in Unity State
        3- Dec.23,24/25- 2011-boms Elfoj in northern Bahr el Ghazal (Wau S)
        4- December 29,2011 Sudan bombs Western BHS killing 17 SPLA
        5-Jan 14 and 27 Sudan bombs south Sud

  • 28 February 2012 16:00, by Dinkawarrior

    Damn to you Marolditapei!!
    This is another human lied! Since Mohamed lied to the world, he was previously leaded Trillions of people into Hell. Then again the Carnival name Ngundeng’s falsehoods are now spreading to us by those imprudent loyalists animals. Yours Profit is currently in hell together with Gatluak Manguel, and Mohamed. You must find another way to collect some millions of DOLLARS!!

    • 28 February 2012 19:58, by Gatluak Fanguel Abangbaar

      Dinka warrior.You are damn fucken to call prophet Ngundeng as carnival and comparing him with useless mohamed.All we are enjoying come in the hand of Nuer while we were busy doing canival activities.Let us respect Nuer.Tey are pple with true visions.Sorry for eating Nuer while they were fighting against the enemies and now we deny them because we are in power.i ’ll advise my mad uncle Mangoor

      • 29 February 2012 14:31, by malueth gueet dot N

        Hey.its seems u r completely lost in yo so called ngundeng.Dont bring yo useless discussions of ngundeng in to this forum.if u dont av anything to write ,u better go to hell with yo ’BAAL’.i think u need to get some history books to read.

  • 28 February 2012 17:01, by viper

    Mabek Lang Bilkuei and the chairman of Panriang youth plus that wrong reporter called Banifico Taban are a shame to SS. How comes that they assumed the jobs of both Marial Benjamin and Philiph Aguer in yesterday,s front article of Sudan tribune? They were the ones who reported the incidence of Jau. They must be investigated by SS (S B) of Mayardit

    • 29 February 2012 03:53, by Kurnyel

      Why do we deny involvement in Jau attack? The territory is South yes we launched that attack and we shall continues until Abyei is liberated.

  • 29 February 2012 15:24, by antisplm

    Denial doesn’t work..wait SAF and see, guys. .dont think that you got your independence through fighting and you know the truth very well..sudanese managed to to amputate the ill organ of their country and they are preparing to bury it soon..your big funeral will be witnnessed by your friends and neighbours..Along the history we used to enslave you and the history is just repeating its self.

    • 2 March 2012 02:55, by Kurnyel

      Nik-uumak, Fuck your mother in the ass, you are dreaming big dogs, your master Umar Donkey is near dead. All our brothers in Darfur will soon take over Khartoum and we shall have a good relationship with them. Death to all Arabs in Sindy, Kober, and Randhurman which was a Dinka place named before traders came in. (coming of arabs into Sudan)

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