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Heavy fighting erupts in Kersana between SAF and SPLA, Aguer says


April 14, 2012 (JUBA) – Heavy fighting is taking place between the South Sudan army, SPLA, and the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) in Kersana, another disputed area, said the South Sudan’s army spokesman, Philip Aguer.

Philip Aguer (AP)

Aguer told the BBC that the fighting occurred in the border area of Kersana, which is 41km north of Heglig [or Panthou as it is known in South Sudan], which was captured on Tuesday by the SPLA.

The SPLA spokesperson denied reports that there was fighting on the outskirts of Heglig on Friday as it was stated by the Sudanese army on Friday.

He said no fighting has yet taken place around Heglig, but he however added that he expected more fighting on Saturday as the SPLA was advancing northwards and blocking all routes leading to Heglig.

He reaffirmed that the SPLA will soon take control of Kersana town, which South Sudan claims as within its borders, according to the 1956 border with Sudan. As per the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended Sudan’s second civil war the border of Sudan and South Sudan would be as it was left by the British at the point of Sudan’s independence.

However, by the time South Sudan separated from Sudan in July last year oil was discovered either side of the border, which has become contested in many areas between the two sides.

Aguer further said his government told the UN forces in Abyei not to allow SAF passage through the area, warning that if it did the SPLA would further advance into Abyei town itself.

Abyei, is a large oil-producing region claimed by both sides. It was due to hold a referendum to decide its fate in January but it did not go ahead over political differences.

Since May 2011 SAF have controlled the northern part of Abyei including Abyei town. A UN peacekeeping mission there UNISFA is supposed to be overseeing the demilitarisation of the area but a recent UN Security Council report said that both sides retained unauthorised forces there and called for their withdrawal.


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  • 14 April 2012 09:40, by Dinkawarrior

    Yes, this is the true fight has it said, no doubt that the Mighty SPLA warrior will stand still!!

    • 14 April 2012 09:44, by mayom maboung marek

      victory is certain!!!!!!!

      • 14 April 2012 09:58, by mayom maboung marek

        if SAF takes one step, Mighty SPLA WILL RESPONSE WITH ONE BOMB. Jallaba called Sheep/Goat/Watermelon fucker [Aguany-thok]will see our muscle

        • 14 April 2012 11:26, by Mi diit

          SPLA is advancing further and further to secure the 1956 borders. Bravo General James Gatduel Gatluak with your courageous mighty force. SAF is retreating and losing every battle.

          • 14 April 2012 14:37, by AUGUSTINO DENG

            Mr. Mi dit,

            Stop praising randomly. Do you think that Gatduel Gatluak is the one fighting in Kersana? Those are the SPLA soldiers. Gatduel Gatluak was just a rebel being hired by Omar Bashir.

            By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

            • 14 April 2012 14:56, by Mi diit

              Augustino Deng,

              You are right. I mentioned the name of General James Gatduel Gatluak because he is the commander of the SPLA forces of Division 4 in Unity state which is now fighting the war. I know he doesn’t fight it alone but he is the one commanding the forces there. So take it easy.

            • 14 April 2012 20:02, by Allajabu

              Hello Augustino Deng,

              Please restrain from fighting your southerner in the name of who is fighting what. You and Mi dit, should understand that we are in this together. Yes, James Gatduel Gatluak was a rebel, but he has been a southerner from day one and I am sure he is fighting the enemy wholeheartedly without feebleness. It seems like that the Jallaba cannot swallow the bittersweet and fills..

              • 14 April 2012 20:07, by Allajabu

                Without doubt if men of Koriom, Muor Muor, Tiger, temsah, 104, 105, Jamus, Intifadha, and Zalzal came back to life today, I am sure they would be shock to realised that what they sung and fought with, is just a merely and toothless beast. Jallaba’s chickens are coming home to roost. I am Hassan Surur el Dinkawi, the commander of liberation of Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile States.

            • 15 April 2012 13:07, by Ruach

              Augustino Deng.Your mind has some problems.What we awnt is not who lead and incharge of the army,but victory to bring back our lands looted.You are really at Thar-Paam not at front line

            • 15 April 2012 13:50, by Ruach

              Some unpatriotic and Arab minded will ruin this nation.Death to them

          • 14 April 2012 14:37, by AUGUSTINO DENG

            Mr. Mi dit,

            Stop praising randomly. Do you think that Gatduel Gatluak is the one fighting in Kersana? Those are the SPLA soldiers. Gatduel Gatluak was just a rebel being hired by Omar Bashir.

            By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

            • 14 April 2012 19:18, by DeltaBravo

              To Agustino Deng

              Mi dit is right Gatduel Gatluak is Division 4 Commander. Stop bring division here on the Internet. all i can say is SPLA OYEE SOUTHSUDAN OYEE LONG LIVE SOUTHSUDAN.

            • 14 April 2012 23:08, by Smith

              Augustino, lets not talk of the past....South Sudan is an independence state today and all that was out or in are all South Sudanese and must face the common enemy who is attacking our integrity now. forget the fast and lets move onto the future of our national integrity. see further than short sight brother.

        • 14 April 2012 13:29, by mathem jech amer

          Dear Brothers

          My question is: where are those of Jalabi and Northerner?

      • 14 April 2012 13:23, by Darkangel

        British MPs issue bleak report on South Sudan’s prospects


        Report by parliamentary committee says halt in oil revenues and renewed fighting don’t bode well for the newly independent country, and aid from the UK and other donors can’t ’bankroll’ it.

        • 14 April 2012 13:59, by Loko El Pollo


          • 14 April 2012 14:03, by Loko El Pollo


        • 14 April 2012 14:50, by Chol

          Darkangel, why are you eyeing the rest of the world for what they are saying against South Sudan? Now it seems that your tough talk is diminishing what happened?

          Are you asking for international help now to stay in South Sudan territory?

          Well since you invoke UK name, they were the one who marked the 1967 border and they will tell you that South Sudan is right.

        • 14 April 2012 17:05, by zulu

          Even the British said today that conventional wisdom has been defied by South Sudan’s defeat of SAF that has huge army, dominance in the airforce and a number of tanks. But the formular used by South Sudan is not conventional wisdom, it is the spirit and faith in success. So, stop beliefing the British because the reality on the ground is the fact.

        • 14 April 2012 18:39, by Tiger

          we thought you people were so depended on your air defense and your stupid jihadist,what have happened now,what make you relied on the western world.stop paying attention to the British Prime minister speeches because they will never come to help you.

      • 14 April 2012 15:38, by Cobra Bior

        ahahaha all these kickelhead SAF soldiers Bashir collected from Khartoum and train them in only two weeks and think they would fight mighty SPLA? let see how the war gone be like in few days.....SPLA oyeeee..

    • 14 April 2012 09:47, by Monye Jur

      SPLA: Teach SAF the gurilla ringing tone properly

    • 14 April 2012 10:10, by Robot

      Bowling, lets wait and see, Bashir, SPLA will tread on you soon. to be continued...............

    • 14 April 2012 12:12, by Diu J.Kuek

      South Sudanese Army force SPLA repulsed Sudanese Army Force SAF for the attempt to attacked their positions today. but no comment yet from Sudanese side
      BBC NEWS.

      • 14 April 2012 12:15, by Diu J.Kuek

        To Mohammed Ali and others
        Don,t deny this information we are monitoring the situation on the ground so closely.

    • 14 April 2012 13:41, by abaha abak james

      To dinka warrior. What is the logic of your name? you fools are the major problems of south sudan. do you idiots think it is only your ugly dinkas figting in Higlig, as you claimed that you liberated the south.

      • 14 April 2012 18:50, by Tiger

        abaha abak james.
        stop stabbing Dinkawarrior on the back,it’s just a name.this is not a time for you to criticize your brothers from the South for some negative and nonsense tribal hatred while everybody’s attention is focusing on the Northern terrorist.

  • 14 April 2012 09:43, by Daniel Buolmawei

    SPLA oyee, New Sudan oyee. Capture many towns as you can, so they will have choices which one they will liberate. Be strategic and smart. Your victory against5 SAF will put rest all pressure and Khartoum will understand peace is only is the only best way for our countries.

    • 14 April 2012 09:49, by Chok Deng

      Heavy fighting in Kersana 41km north of Heglig.Bravo SPLA,demarcate our border by bullets.SAF is weak infront of Mighty SPLA.

      • 14 April 2012 09:53, by Chok Deng

        Back back back,South Sudan lands,all youth are ready to support SPLA with all possible means.

  • 14 April 2012 09:43, by Biden Osire

    Yes we need our forces not to leave any stone unturn this time even Abyei should be liberated now than giving warnings most especially if the SAF do not want to withdraw within this week and leave alone the Ethiopian peacekeepers to stay there. Otherwise time is money and Bashir and his NCP should learn a lession now once and for all.

    • 14 April 2012 09:55, by Sir King

      Dear South Sudanese, this is not a simple case but to defend ourselves very well and defeat these fake arabs. We are serious this time round.

  • 14 April 2012 09:48, by Dinkawarrior

    Breaking news!!!!!!!
    According to the SPLA commander in charge in the Superior Center of Comments (SSSCC)” The Sudanese Army forces in Abyei are on run!” Daniel Nomrier said on phone to stay tune, there will be great news coming soon!!! He also said Kadugili is under fire through SRF activities around the town!
    SPLA-Oyee! SPLA-Oyeee! SPLA-Oyeee! SPLA-Oyeeeeeeee!

    • 14 April 2012 10:12, by zulu

      Dinka worrier,
      I am asking you as a brother from another mother not to use this name, not because it is offensive but because it gives tghe enemy the chance to use something effective he has been using that caused us so much confussion and loss. That is a brotherly advice.
      But as a brother, these stupid people of the NCP are a bunch of devils, liars and goons. we are waiting for them anw in ss/

  • 14 April 2012 09:52, by mosa mel

    SPLA Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Teach the NCP lesson they never forget.

    • 14 April 2012 09:58, by Dinkawarrior

      Breaking news!!!!!!!
      SPLA warriors’ shutdown the aircraft around Kersana town!!!!!!!!!!

      According to the SPLA commander in charge in the Superior Center of Comments (SSSCC)” The Sudanese Army forces in Abyei are on run!”Daniel Nomrier told us to stay tune, there will be great news coming soon!!! He also said Kadugili is under fire through SRF activities around the town! SPLA-Oyee! SPLA-Oyeee!

  • 14 April 2012 09:59, by mohammed ali

    Megalomania compounded with ignoranse! You can’t do that, lying to your pple! You are out of Heglig.You Presidnt is asking for UN to come for help and you are giving this misleading information!

    • 14 April 2012 10:17, by Makuei


      You are the only sharia-fool still lying to the Mighty Zion Forces.

      "He said no fighting has yet taken place around Heglig, but he however added that he expected more fighting on Saturday as the SPLA was advancing northwards and blocking all routes leading to Heglig". We are coming home!! wash your ass clean, right now.

      • 14 April 2012 13:14, by pabaak

        There should be more efforts from the Party level(SPLM)instead of just telling office conferences and official statements, there is urgent need for more sensitization and mobilizations, which means big bosses of the party urgently need to come out from their offices and meet the population at freedom squares to make awareness, and also to compaign for war efforts by making Harambe,

        • 14 April 2012 13:22, by pabaak

          to contribute whatever necessary to help the Soldiers at the border, even the registration for the volunteers can be done at the same time, this effort should included even Sudanese which are here, they should also make their own effort to help their men in uniform by making contribution as well. this year must be a year to end crisis in whole Sudan, whether in East, West, North, or South.

      • 14 April 2012 20:20, by Chol

        Mohammed, your own people in Khartoum don’t bellieve what you are saying let alone the people in South Sudan.

        Your people in Khartoum read BBC news Africa, therefore they are even not going to be fool by you.

    • 14 April 2012 10:17, by zulu

      Poor guy, what are taling about? Where in Panthou are you? Are you still in Karsona? Abyei is our last warning as Kiir as mentioned yesterday. Do not deceive your poor people to die for nothing. You have no international status as your credibility is even more in question. Let us c u.

    • 14 April 2012 10:39, by Dinka Aliap Chawul


      Wy are we not respecting our intellectuality? Be intellectual rather than shattering ur image by telling lies,leave lies to semi-literate of Ns,jallabi,emad and the like! There’s never been a fights in Panthou/Aliny or Heglig since it capture on tuesday.i v ma brother there Armour Soldier.Dont talk lies.

    • 14 April 2012 19:03, by Tiger

      Mohammed Ali.
      you must be out of your fuckin mind,who told you that lie SPLA have left Panthou?Kiir have never change his mind even during the liberation movement,our mighty SPLA will stay there forever because Panthou is our territory,SPLA have now went even further 41 miles northward of Panthou.whatelse would you like to fake this time Mr.fake arab?

  • 14 April 2012 10:17, by philipdit wol

    Well, done for both of you North and South, But let see who will be the winner.SPLA has been patients for long no matter how worst the situation could be the best will appear.

  • 14 April 2012 10:21, by Emmanuel Ajang Solomon

    Congratulation col.Philip Aguer and to all of Us victory is certain for total libration of our annexed areas through SPLA.

    I think what Khartoum is trying to show the world is that it did really have a case to face for the change of Government which can only bring peace in both Countries,otherwise it will not be easy to resolved this situation.

  • 14 April 2012 10:35, by Ahmado

    Good move SPLA Kersana must be taken by today what you are doing you are not fightin but demarcating the border of 1956 Egyptian British colonal.you continue maintaining the spirit Abyei is not big deal after Kersana, Kadugli is next keep it.

    • 14 April 2012 10:55, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

      Its seem here SPLA has adapted 1997 tactic of which the capture other nearby towns so that other towns evacuate on their own.and dz is what will happen in Abyei’s case.Professionalism matters.PROFESSIONAL AND LOYALTY!,VICTORY IS CERTAIN!.Soft footed saf are no match to SPLA cowboys taught with hardship in cattlecamps.

  • 14 April 2012 10:41, by Eastern

    Where are the jellaba collaborators known for backstabbing real South Sudanese. With the fall of Heglig, their conduits of supplies will be cut. No fulmasir, no tahaniya, ha, ha. SPLA Oyee!!!!

    • 14 April 2012 10:56, by zulu

      It is not Jalaba, but the NCP that is a problem in Sudan. Why is the NCP silencing everybody who has a voice to say no or yes to anything in the Sudan? Do all the Sudanese accept what the NCP is propagating, for secessin, unity Garang, or this and that? The NCP is the major problem to all the diseases in Sudan. Using everybody hurts a lot NCP

  • 14 April 2012 10:52, by Waucity

    I hope our people have now understand that the international community is against us taking panthou...So there is no more food aid, I hope our people understand that our dear leader was ordered by a simple head of Failed Organization called UN...I hope people understand now that children in Nuba mountain will be dying of hunger if nothing is done..So, get to work, even schools are useless, resouce

  • 14 April 2012 10:56, by Waucity

    I meant to say that resouces are usefull at this point, by now Southern Sudan should be cultivating around the nile, Southern Sudan should take responsible of aiding itself, and even nuba mountain, blue nile and darfur, also give refugees land to cultivate in right away...Empty Bashir stand alone and will die alone.

  • 14 April 2012 11:31, by pabaak

    In deed there will be no stone left unturned, there are a lot great news awaiting, also people are panicking in Khartoum and possible of big bellies wants to run to Sudai and mallsia where their wealth are kept.

  • 14 April 2012 12:12, by Deng

    SPLA oyeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

    Heglig capture!

    Kersana in mid way!! wow your guys make me so proud. keep the momemtum. Ngundeng prophesies are coming to light. We want SPLA to disgues it self as SPLA N so we can match to Khartoum with no international pressure.

    • 14 April 2012 12:47, by Chol A.

      I have to say Spla oyeeee, because it seem all Southernese are now united and threw away Jalanby dirty policies of tribes as their polIcyvover us are now turn to poison. Am really so glads and proud to youth support for thier to brothers in frontline, SPla oyeee, oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeWe done and keep it up!.

  • 14 April 2012 12:59, by E. Defense Forces

    My prayers with a gallant defenders. Panthou belong to South Sudan.


  • 14 April 2012 13:02, by pabaak

    what the world are confusing the people, they say they wants indicted Bashir and his cronies, they are not able to capture them since the indictment was issued, they say they wants LRA leader to be captured and handed into ICC, but are unable to get him, so why they are making noise, this is the opportunity to get both of them, this offensive will strength SRF and allow them to extent their hands

    • 14 April 2012 13:05, by pabaak

      to these most wanted men on the planet, they should be happy because someone is getting the job done on their behave.

  • 14 April 2012 13:26, by Deng

    Great Job SPLA!!!!!!!!!

    SPLA repelled and inflicted heavy looses on SAF in Heglig.

  • 14 April 2012 13:39, by Deng

    Jalaba, Mohamed ALi, North Sudanese. are you still doubting about SAF Defeat?....its funny that when you tell an Arab man that there is someone lying dead over there, they will tell you that they never heard the bullet. haven’t your heard the bullets yet that repulse SAF.You need to visit Kersana where hundreds or SAF are lying dead. The vultures are very happy waiting for SPLA to leave!!!!!

  • 14 April 2012 13:41, by Deng

    This is the prove that SAF are so soft, nothing compared to SPLA

    • 14 April 2012 14:16, by Majak

      Thanks our Army SPLA for what you have done. but i known the war is simplicity.

      We never going backagain please let us control our Border clearly and forget UN rules we are under their command.

      Our Armies you wok up in five minutes making Jalaba worry. Yeah we can securing our Land at this time.

      Majak Akot

  • 14 April 2012 13:57, by Peacocktail

    SPLA must adopt the best tactic to tackle the enemy struggle to strangle them in Kersana.All Southerners MUST united and against Enemies and defend South Sudan inch. Better we all Die than our Children to enslave. Other Sudanese SRF must gain momentum in Tallud and March to Kaduguli in shortest times. Victory is CERTAIN. NO RETREAT ENEMIES MUST BE FINISHED. GOD is on our Side. Glory to God & SPLA.

    • 14 April 2012 14:15, by Loko El Pollo


      • 14 April 2012 14:20, by Loko El Pollo


  • 14 April 2012 14:10, by Peacocktail

    Never give chances to Jallaba, time is up now for Southerners to realize theirs dream of liberation, prosperity and Justice for all of us. Khartuom will and shall never be the same again. I know Iran and Egypt will step in to support Fake Arabs. Why not our brothers from Great Israel and Christians around the World to rethink and double theirs effort. SPLA Oyye...South Sudanese Oye, Kersana fall

    • 15 April 2012 09:25, by philip andriko

      SPLA OYEE ,SPLA OYEE let go a head until Bashir House on fire ,arab only understand by killing, we shall not come back without bashir beheaded,he must polo SADAM and GADAFFI to hell were MUHAMED Is always BEATEN on Every friday they try to pray thier false propet.goat fuckers you will loost forever like GOLIATH to DAVID fuck you all even those in junub will soon see nile water red with thier hea

  • 14 April 2012 15:01, by Deng

    Ngundeng prophecies are coming to light!!!
    I cant wait to see the final prophecies....The fate of Jalaba, North Sudan.

  • 14 April 2012 17:20, by Deng

    Breaking news!!!

    SPLA shot down an Mi29 fighter jet in Heglig!!!!!

    SPLA oyeee!!!!!!!


    • 14 April 2012 18:31, by Northern Sudanese


      sorry for disturbing your party and hapiness but that mig 29 is actually a libyan fighter jet which fell in libya XD......during the uprising.......

      • 14 April 2012 18:58, by Born-to-Rule

        Sudan N,

        Okay then prove it dude ?.

        The Darfurians had take several’s towns and over 2000 of soldiers are surrounded again the mountain. Does Khartoum have any mig29 left?. You 3 countries in the works, Blue Nile, Kordofun, and Darfur ... will break away soon or later if you people don’t stop this madness killing people. Bashir is the world most wanted criminal and must hang.

        • 14 April 2012 19:30, by Northern Sudanese

          here is the proof dude :) http://combatace.com/topic/63634-libyan-mig-shot-down-over-benghazi/ its a libyan jet fallen in Benghazi :) .....your brother Deng said its sudanese fallen in Heglig

          we dont always use the mig actually, we mostly use Antinov planes which drop the bombs!!!!!

        • 14 April 2012 19:35, by Northern Sudanese


          we have over 20 mig 29’s ..........south sudan claimed that it had shot one down, where are the images or at least where is the proof? everyone can say that he shot down a fighter but where is the proof? we still haven’t been given any proof.


          btw,bombing is continuing in heglig :).....also long range artillary is being used against SPLA positions in Heglig :)

  • 14 April 2012 18:52, by Kim Deng

    South Sudan’s Warriors (army),

    Our next target is Abyei and advance towards Kadugli and beyond. It’s a matter of time before the arabized Nubina army crushed there and send them to hell.

    Gen. Tiger Gatdet Yak left Jonglei two days ago for Heglig. After his arrival, he declared, "there will be on POWs under my command," he went futher, "give their fleshes to the birds of sky,"

  • 14 April 2012 22:39, by acuil deng

    The onslaught by SPLA that forced the SAF to abandon Heglig[Panthou] on Tuesday will likely repeat itself when SPLA advances into "Abyei" once and for all. This is not an all-out war, rather than setting the record straight with the sub-Arabs in Khartoum.

  • 14 April 2012 22:40, by JAMES KUOI STEPHEN

    SPLA Oyeei in Abyei oyeei in Jesus Christ.

  • 14 April 2012 23:14, by panom lualbil

    YES, the policies by BASHIR to used slaves fight slaves is over, DR RIEK oyee!! SPLA oyee!! But where are those of NUBA, BL and KD who were currently fighting for regime change when this is their short card to do it?

  • 15 April 2012 00:24, by E. Defense Forces

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