Tension high as South Sudan warring factions resume fighting in Upper Nile

Kiir (L), Machar (R). Photo: AFP/File

Maiwut/Pagak, August 4, 2017 (SSNA) — Heavy fighting between government and rebel forces have resumed in Tayandaw, a small village close to Wichluak Jak, the main base for government troops, a senior SPLA-IO officer told the South Sudan News Agency Friday.

The fighting began Thursday morning after the rebel military command issued an order to launch a “full-scale war” on government outposts located in and around Wichluak Jak.

“We are ready for anything,” Captain Andrew Biel told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) in Maiwut.

The SSNA crew was allowed by the rebel military command to witness the deployment of their heavy military weapons between Maiwut and Pagak on condition that the SSNA doesn’t identify their military hardware, citing military rules.

The South Sudan News Agency has learned through a confidential source that the armed opposition has new divisions stations in and around Maiwut ready for any military confrontation.

The SPLA-IO, however, refused to confirm or deny our finding, calling the SSNA report “new.”

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  • Dr majokdit k
    August 5, 2017 1:44 am

    Okay plize Paiy atention what about the changing of The Spla! The Salva kiir trying to do plize? plize! The name can be changed if the country is save to everyone plize! But what the kiir try do to it’s to put his name us be like the name of Mr Dr ajohn Garang De Mabior plize! But he will not because he has been lost things hes mind plize! . To the human rights he kiting that position. By the Dr majokdit k

    • Concerned South Sudanese
      August 5, 2017 7:25 am

      What are you talking about?. Make yourself clear, your message is not understanble

    • Thomas Tut Ismail
      August 5, 2017 10:21 am

      You Dr what you are saying is not understandable please can you repeated? Also there is NO peace in South Sudan if you dinka excluded Dr Machar if there is no involvement of Dr Machar that mean no peace, and let me tell you this you are joking now not understand anything that the worldwide tell you coming year you will find people to talk about peace whether you like or not we will teaching you a good lesson

    • Non will ever understand your output dear Dr, Majokdit K. Try a different languages

    • please leave these innocent children to live becos they don’t know what they are dong.

  • gatchongriah
    August 5, 2017 3:04 am

    we need justice and reconciliation and sign peace agreement so that we can talk about the renaming the sudan people liberation army or moment to south sudan people’s depend force. i mean this way we want peace and before changing anything in the country.

  • The change is what we need right now as one nation, we better fine a good ways of doing what is the best for the country and our people not for ourselves.. we have to work together to bring the peace back..we increase our ability, stability, and responsibility when we increase our sense of accountability to go

  • Why do you continue wasting time with kiir regime. they only understand the language of guns like; telukteluk AK47, tummm, RPG woooo bimmmm Bm. so, teach them the language that they understand.

  • I want them to be finish right away and don’t wait for another troop to come to you. We are so tired to for them to live in that area.

  • I begin hate the so-called Human Beings.

  • Both are no good.

  • michael nyuon nyuon
    August 6, 2017 4:25 am

    Well,people are ready to proceeded peace toward in to our country soonly but the easy way for us to bring our country peacefully is get them back two leaders and identified their speech to know who is really need peace to ending our bloodshed flow .
    Dr Machar to come and sit together Kirr by asking some question base on our crisis to ended war not left out Dr Riek on peace process

  • Tungdiak diing miyen
    August 6, 2017 5:42 am

    I have never found people rejoying by killing themselves but it only happened in south sudan…anyway lets tears continue screaming on our face and we will regrat in few years to come that we have made a huge desater on ourselve and a country too.

  • I might be a loosed,but at least Machar been defeated.


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