South Sudan’s government launches aerial attacks on civilians in Western Equatoria state

Juba/Addis Ababa, October 6, 2015 (SSNA) — South Sudanese rebels have accused Salva Kiir’s government of carrying out aerial bombardments on civilians in Mundari of Western Equatoria state, rebel Spokesman said.

Colonel William Gatjiath Deng, the Spokesman for the armed opposition, said in a press statement that government has carried out air attacks on Monday morning, adding that Juba sent in ground units at night in the same day and that the ground forces shelled civilians and burned down villages around Jubo Payam.

“It was at 9:00 AM, yesterday [Monday] when government troop launched an aerial bombardment on civilian at Munduri County in Western Equatoria state. In the same day, they send military convoy from Juba to Munduri where they overnight at Jumbo and they began to shell on civilians, burned down the villages around Jumbo Payam,” Col. William said in a statement.

The Spokesman of the armed opposition alleged that Salva kiir’s government is not serious about the implementation of the peace deal and that Kiir is prepared to continue the war against the rebels.

Col. Gatjiath added that Kiir has turned the ongoing war into a permanent fighting project which he believes he can win militarily. He also accuses Kiir of pursuing a destructive path over the lives of innocent civilians.

The amed opposition calls on the IGAD-PLUS, African Union (AU), and the international community to check out what it describes as “uncontrollable violations” committed by the government soldiers.

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