Heavy fighting erupts near Juba

Government soldiers patrolling… Photo: Reuters

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.

A senior government official reveals to the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) ON Wednesday that the government has deployed soldiers in and around Juba.

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4 Comments. Leave new

  • Francis modi
    July 24, 2019 6:02 pm

    Stupidity of the government causing cavy I regret been a south Sudanese

  • The war in s.sudan requires prayers from GOD.

  • Keep it up NAS, and any like minded opposition groups in South Sudan especially those who prefer 3 or 10 states; to free yourselves from Jeng council elders Kraal regime in Juba, of creating 38 states. Where government employees aren’t paid salaries for 6 or 9 months.

    The best alternative of operations is to close down Juba Nimule highway to Uganda and the Jeng regime will know that Equatoria region has owners!

  • People should know it’s a clearly indications the government failed store peace in our country coz they are driven with a blinded leadership, President should remember the same civilians who vote for him he also turned against and kill them, are u really a leader of people with all this wrong doing and cold blood Sade. NAS go a head to bring everlasting PEACE.


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