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Al-Hilu was not killed in plane crash outside juba: statement

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Cargo plane crashed at 7 km west of Juba on 22 August 2020 (ST photo)August 22, 2020 (JUBA) - The SPLM-N led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu denied the death of its leader among the victims of a cargo plane that crashed near the South Sudanese capital Juba on Saturday.

Shortly after its takeoff in the morning, the Antonov plane crashed in the Kameru neighbourhood seven kilometres west of Juba international airport.

On board, there were three passengers and five crew from Russia, seven died and one survived.

"We confirm that Comrade Commander Abdel Aziz Adam al-Hilu is fine and he was not among the passengers of this plane," said Amar Amoun the Movement’s Secretary-General in a statement released on Saturday evening.

Some parties spread fake news on social media that al-Hilu was among the passengers of the ill-fated plane, Amum said

"There is no reason to make him among its passengers," he added.

the reports about the death of the SPLM-N were released by some FaceBook pages hostile to the transitional government in Sudan.

The armed SPLM-N-al-Hilu is holding talks for peace in Sudan’s Two Areas. But the negotiations have suspended sine die by the mediation as the group withdrew from the talks asking to change the head of the government delegation for the peace process.

(ST)

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  • 23 August 2020 23:50, by Mayendit

    Are Sudanese government only interests to hear on killing rebels leader?. The Sudan government should be ashamed for killing citizens I mean why you guys wanted to hear killing instead of condemning it. Maybe the Sudanese government were responsible for the killing of our late Chairman Dr.John Garang.

  • 24 August 2020 00:04, by Mayendit

    South Sudanese President always walks up when the incidents happen but he and his government officials can not examining those creeps were brought to killed their citizens. President Salva Kiir Mayardit doesn’t even know that, the young nation is under UNMISS Trusteeship as the UN forces are every where in South Sudan. Who knows why many planes crashed in South Sudan?. Cold war?. Oil is killing us

    • 24 August 2020 08:00, by Malakal county Simon

      Slave Mayendit

      And you only worries about Sudanese government issued leaving your own well known notable deaths?? Dinka will be always Dinka because of your lies, ego’s and greedy for poet..
      Dr Machar is innocent just correcting your selfish behaviour!! Shame on Dinka tribe

      • 24 August 2020 20:38, by Khent

        Malakal county Simon

        The ’Arabs’ damaged your minds when they used your people as their slave for decades. You returned in 2004-6 from many years of slavery and now you’re lashing out like a mindless dog. Riek will NEVER be President.



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