South Sudan

Gunfire Rages In Streets Of Capital Malakal

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“We saw dead bodies lying on the streets. The situation is bad here and I think many more will be dead or badly injured by tomorrow,” a source said.


Over 95 people are said to have been hospitalised with gunshot wounds in hospitals and clinics in Malakal.


Earlier reports showed that the city had been divided into two; Machar’s forces were in the southern part of the city while government forces controlled the north, securing the Strategic International Airport and Route to the oil fields.


Contrary to what the governor of the Upper Nile states said, government officials are reported to have fled Malakal to Akoka, including information and finance ministers, as well as the speaker of state assembly.


“The whole expanse of the market is displayed with dead bodies. The market itself has been looted,” added a source.


However, according to the SPLA spokesperson, Col Phillips Aguer, Malakal is still under the control of SPLA which is still pushing the rebels out.


Other reports show that the whole of Malakal and the international airport have been captured and are still under the control of Riek Machar’s rebel forces.


Toby Lanzer, the UN Assistant Secretary-General has said that the situation is “difficult for civilians, 10,000 of whom are inside the UNMISS base. Our hospital there is treating almost 100 people”.


All this is happening when the IGAD delegation, the President of Kenya and the Ethiopian Prime Minister are in Juba to mediate between the fighting factions and bring peace to South Sudan.

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