Juba, July 24, 2019 (SSNA) — Heavy fighting broke out between the government and the National Salvation Front (NAS) in Jubek State’s Lobonok county, a statement released by the NAS has shown.
Lobonok is located 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the capital, Juba.
In the document, the NAS says government troops launched a surprised attack on their outppst located in Lobonok on Tuesday and that they have inflicted heavy losses on government forces.
“We have killed eight enemy soldiers,” the statement reads in part.
In the text, the NAS asserts that it is expecting more attacks from the government troops, saying “they are desperate to try to force us to accept a wrong peace deal.”
The national, SSPDF, refused to deny or confirm the latest escalation of military clash in Lononok. The government simply says “it has not accessed to its army commanders on the ground” since Tuesday morning.
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