South Sudan

Rebels Thrash SPLA, Take Padiet In Jonglei


pill visit this geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>“SPLA has lost Duk Padiet, Duk County, Jonglei State,” reports National Courier, adding, “The rebels attacked the small SPLA force of 70 soldiers this morning at 5am South Sudan Time (SST).”

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According to the SPLA, the soldiers withdrew under fire and managed to save all their equipments.

There were no civilians in the village and SPLA has withdrawn into a neighbouring village, according to the report.

“SPLA says that reinforcements have started arriving from Gadiang Garrison this afternoon.”

Relatedly, government forces and their Allies were repulsed after attacking rebel positions still in Jonglei state.

“The government troops are currently being pursued in directions towards Poktap Payam west. A lot of equipment have been already captured from the fleeing anti-democratic and genocidal forces of Kiir,” said the rebels in a statement.

The reports come at a time when IGAD is condemning the continued breach of Cessation of Hostilities agreement by both sides of the warring parties.

“The IGAD special envoys remain gravely concerned about continued fighting in South Sudan, and the flagrant breach of cessation of hostilities agreement by parties,” reads a statement released by IGAD today.

On a lighter note, the peace talks have resumed in Addis Ababa.


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