South Sudan

‘Machar Rebels Advancing on SPLA Base’

The South Sudan army has warned rebels loyal to Vice President-designate Dr Riek Machar against marching towards the government forces’ military base.

“SPLA-In Opposition and allied militias under command of Generals Johnson Oliny and Yohaness Okich are advancing on our positions at Wedakona in Western Nile State, site ” SPLA spokesperson Brig Lul Koang told ChimpReports on Friday night.

He said by last night, more about SPLA Reconnaissance Squad that had been closely monitoring enemy’s movement and routes of approach had retreated and joined the main force in defensive trenches in Wedakona.

“With battle lines drawn, advice SPLA will fight in self-defense once attacked,” he warned amid fears of possible clashes.

Koang said SPLA intelligence Unit continued with monitoring of movement of hostiles forces and equipment in Easter Nile State and credible information has revealed that on March 24, a convoy comprising of 17 trucks and full of  SPLA IO fighters left Damazin for Bouth – a strategic small town east of Renk on South Sudan-Sudan border.

“Intelligence personnel are working to establish the motive behind this unusual, increased movement of enemy’s personnel, equipment and intended target,” he revealed.

He further said the defence ministry has learnt that SPLA IO had sent in fresh reinforcements from Greater Akobo to Western Nile State (Shuluk Kingdom) and this force under command of an officer codenamed Spring arrived Kaldak in the last 24 hours.

He said the struggle to defend the country and its people against internal aggressors backed by foreign powers continues.


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