South Sudan

Neur Gen Koang Takes Over Bentiu Oil State


store geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>According to witnesses, the general’s decision to take over Bentiu followed yesterday’s clashes between Dinka and Neur soldiers.

The Neur soldiers (loyal and tribesmen to Riek Machar) emerged winners of the conflict that broke out in the 8th army division.

SPLA army spokesperson, Philip Aguer, has confirmed that Maj Gen James Koang has defected and joined forces with Gen Gadet and their boss Riek Machar.

“We have lost contact with the commander and there are reports he has joined the forces of Riek Machar,” Aguer was quoted as saying.

Details to follow.


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