South Sudan

Rebels Order Shutdown of Bentiu Oil Wells


order geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Brig. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang, viagra Military Spokesperson for SPLA/M in Opposition, store has confirmed that they defeated SPLA today morning and recaptured the town that they lost at the start of the year.

“The Gallant SPLA/M Forces under overall Command of Military Governor of Unity State, Maj. Gen. James Koang Chuol recaptured Bentiu from Kiir’s forces,” Gen Koang says in a statement.

“SPLA forces completed mopping and cleaning up operations in and around Bentiu this morning while other combat units are in hot pursuit of government generals running towards JEM/SPL- North controlled areas on South Sudan-Sudan borders in the north.”

He adds: “The recapturing of Bentiu marks the 1st Phase of liberation of oil fields from anti-democratic and genocidal forces of Kiir.”

In a twist of events, the rebels have ordered the shutdown of all oil wells in Bentiu, immediately after the town fell into their hands.

“The SPLA in opposition urges all oil companies still operating in government controlled areas to immediately embark on gradual and voluntary closure of oil production and to evacuate all their staff within one week,” states Gen Koang.

“Failure to comply with this request, the oil companies risks forced oil shutdown and the safety of their staff.”

The SPLA spokesperson, Col Philip Aguer, is yet to comment on the development.


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