Intelligence Leaks: Uganda, South Sudan to Attack Rebel Positions in Jonglei ‘Soon’

Juba/Kampala, December 22, 2014 (SSNA) — Combined forces of The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) and Sudan People’s Liberation Army-Juba have left Bor town heading toward Lou Nuer and Ayod areas ready to launch simultaneous attacks on rebel positions in Jonglei State, a confidential UPDF-SPLA military document leaked to the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) has revealed.

The deployments which officially began late last week (South Sudan local time) are destined for Fangak, Uror, and Waat.

“The presence of rebels in Uror, Fangak, and Ayod is not good for our security. We will soon attack and destroy them,” the document reads in part.

“On December 20, the SPLA and Ugandan forces left Bor town for Ayod and Lou Nuer areas. They are now well positioned to launch simultaneous attacks on rebels positions at anytime," it added.

The source also disclosed that South Sudan’s soldiers were briefed last Thursday by their superiors and told not to disappoint the government.

The source who leaked the document was also contacted by the SSNA to corroborate the claims; the source went in details, describing the looming attacks as “serious”, adding that the young country must prepare itself for a catastrophic failure.

On November 5, the South Sudan News Agency obtained a carefully designed wide-raging Ugandan military war plan against South Sudan’s rebels. In the document, the UPDF asked the rebels to either surrender or be wiped out.

The military intervention of Uganda anger opposition forces; with Uganda refusing to withdraw its troops from South Sudan and claiming that Juba has requested Kampala’s involvement.

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