South Sudan

Gen Koang Claims Full Control of Bentiu

cialis 40mg sans-serif; color: #292f33; background-color: #f5f8fa; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;”>According to the report, Gen Koang has just announced on Bentiu Radio that he is in control of the town and urged residents to remain calm.

According to Upper Nile Times, unfathomable jubilations run through the IDPs compounds at the announcement of the town’s recapture.

Meanwhile, two UN Mongolian peacekeepers were reportedly injured although another report says otherwise.

Five oil workers were also hurt (two were critically injured) while being rescued by Mongolian peacekeepers as gunfire raged on.

The Bentiu campaign started on Sunday when SPLA, according to the Rebel spokesperson, Peter Riek Gew, attacked a rebel hideout in the north of Unity States.

The battle for an oil refinery followed at Manga 30km out of Bentiu where rebels, according to SPLA spokesperson, Col Philip Aguer, were repulsed.

However, today, morning, rebels launched a massive assault Rubkona, defeated SPLA and marched onto the streets of Bentiu town.

The rebel military spokesperson, Brig Gen Lul Koang, and SPLA spokesperson, Col Philip Aguer, have not yet confirmed the new developments.

Meanwhile, the UN humanitarian chief, Toby Lanzer, told press today that hundreds of civilians have been forced to flee the now volatile Bentiu and seek protection at their compound which is already sheltering 9,000 refugees.


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