South Sudan

SPLA Denies Monyo Defeat

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dosage geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>SPLA spokesperson, check Col Philip Aguer, discount says the “their withdrawal from the area was a tactical decision”.

“The decision was taken to avoid civilian casualties and further damage to infrastructure in the Kaka Tajaria area,” Aguer was quoted as saying.

“Tactical withdrawal in the military context does not mean defeat. It is usually taken for strategic reasons,” Aguer continued.

On the contrary, Yesterday Brigadier General Lul Ruai Koang, said that opposition forces has taken control of Monyo after splashing out government troops.

“The Gallant SPLA/M Forces under the direct command of Brig. Gen. Chegai Gatluak finally liberated Monyo County of Upper Nile State from forces of Salva Kiir,” read the statement.

The liberation of Monyo, according to Gen Koang, was accomplished after the attacking forces were repulsed back to Detuok, Akurawa, and Dila-Ajack on April 6, 7 and 8, respectively.

“In the last battle for the control of Monyo on April 9, 2014, our forces destroyed one Urol truck mounted wit Zu 23, captured four Lorries and one Toyota Land cruiser mounted with 12.7.”

“Also killed in action was enemy commanding officer with a rank of Major. Reliable information has indicated that enemy reinforcements supported by 4 tanks are being sent to the area.”

Fighting continues in Upper Nile States amid breach of ceasefire and faltering peace talks.

(Source: ST)


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