South Sudan

‘Pro-Kiir Youth Raid, Kill 7 Civilians In Payam’

viagra dosage geneva;”>“The heavily armed youth from Gorial East and Twic Counties in Warrap State on April 2, burned down Biey Payam Administrative Centre and the surrounding villages before escaping with several thousands of herds of cattle,” reads a statement from Brig. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang, the Military Spokesperson for SPLA/M in Opposition.

The villagers of Biey, according to Gen Koang, are diehard supporters of pro-government militias under the command of Lt. Gen. Bapiny Monytuel and his brother Dr. Joseph Nguet Monytuel the Governor of Unity State. “The attacks on villagers of Biey are a clear indication that no one is safe in the hands of anti-democratic forces of Kiir including their own supporters as long as they are from the Nuer ethnic group.”

Last month, rebels accused government forces of launching unprovoked attacks on their positions in Duk Padiet, Duk County of Jonglei state.

“Their subsequent defeat left many casualties and most of their equipment captured by our forces,” continued Gen Koang.

According to the report, 117 SPLA soldiers were killed, 1 soldier from Dinka-Ngok of Abyei Warrap State was captured, 108 AKM-47 assault personal riffles were captured, 37 PKM light machine guns and 15 RPGs (Propelled Rocket Launchers) were also captured from the fleeing troops.

“The Pow will be treated in accordance to Geneva Conventions.”

“The Gallant SPLA/M in Opposition Forces were under overall command of Maj. Gen. Gabriel Duop Lam, Governor of Jongelei State,” he observed.

“The SPLA encourages IGAD to condemn in the strongest terms possible these unprovoked attacks on our positions when the 3rd Round of Peace Talks is due to start in Addis Ababa.”

The government of South Sudan has not yet given a comment on the alleged murders by youth in Moyom County or the “unprovoked attacks” on rebel positions as the two sides continue to breach the ceasefire.


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