South Sudan

SPLA Takes Back Bor As Gen Gadet Flees


visit this site geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Our sources have confirmed that after intense fighting broke out this afternoon, this site government forces overpowered mutineer Gen Gadet’s army and pushed them out of Bor town.

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“Bor is now under the command of SPLA loyal to Kiir after a tough and long time aerial bombardment by not yet identified force together with SPLA,” a source said.

Forces of Peter Gadet have now withdrawn from the town and are retreating towards Akobo where the UNMISS base of Jonglei is also located.

UN earlier said its base was surrounded by militants until suspected Ugandan fighter planes hovered in the skies showering the encampments of Gen Peter Gadet’s mutineers with bombs.

The Uganda army spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, has clarified that planes were not Ugandan airforce because the “Ugandan army is in juba and not in Bor”.

The UPDF Chief of Defence, Gen Katumba Wamala, has also refuted the reports of Ugandan airforce engaging Bor.

“Bor is a couple of miles from Juba. Unless we posses supernatural powers, we couldn’t have moved that fast,” Wamala said.

Fighting continues in Southern Sudan between mutineers loyal to former president, Riek Machar and forces loyal to president, Salva Kiir.


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