Top JEM Generals Killed in Action

Directorate of Information & Moral Orientation

Office of Military Spokesperson for SPLA in Opposition
Date: 24-4-2014
Press Release N0.53

Sudanese rebels are accused of involvement in the South Sudanese conflicts, South Sudan rebels denied killing civilians by JEM soldiers - In the picture are Fighters with Sudan’s Justice and Equality (JEM) Movement in al-Fasher, northern Darfur, on July 25, 2011 (Ashraf Shazly AFP/Getty)

Sudanese rebels are accused of involvement in the South Sudanese conflicts, South Sudan rebels admitted killing JEM soldiers and top generals – In the picture are Fighters with Sudan’s Justice and Equality (JEM) Movement in al-Fasher, northern Darfur, on July 25, 2011 (Ashraf Shazly AFP/Getty)

April 25, 2014(Addis Ababa) — The Gallant SPLA Forces from 3rd Taskforce under direct command of Colonel Keerdol Thong and 4th Division’s HQs elite unit under overall command of Military Governor of Unity State, Maj. Gen. James Koang Chuol, inflicted huge losses on JEM fighters in a three hour battle fought at Manga village between Pareng County and Unity junction on 23-4-2014. The following are details:

  • 1. 69 JEM fighters were killed in action among them;
  • a. Maj. Gen. Abderahaman Juma, JEM’s Operations Commander in Unity State and
  • b. Brig. Gen. Ahmed Abukalam
  • c. One Intelligence operative was captured
  • 2. 4 toyota land cruisers mounted with machine guns were destroyed
  • 3. 14 Toyota Land cruisers mounted with different types of artillery pieces and air defense machine guns were captured in good condition as indicated below:
  • a. Zu 23 1pc
  • b. 12.7 8 pcs
  • c. 82MM Recoiles 1p
  • d. GP with 6 barrels multi-rocket launcher
  • e. BM 107 1P
  • f. 106 Anti-tank 1p

All the vehicles captured are painted in JEM colors and clearly written JEM. JEM ruminants fled in disarray and are being pursuit by our forces towards Pareng County.

The SPLA/SPLM informs parties/stakeholders/Journalists interested in getting first hand material evidences of JEM’s involvement on Kiir’s side to contact author of this report or get in touch with our Field Commander in Unity State.

Brig. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang,
Military Spokesperson for SPLA/SPLM in Opposition,

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