UNMISS Accused of Taking Side in The Conflict

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UNMISS personnel erect barbed wire fencing in South Sudan, in Juba January 7, 2014 (Photo: Reuters/James Akena)

Sept 29, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — The United Nations Mission In South Sudan(UNMISS) is accused of executing military plans and strategies for SPLA, Juba faction, in the areas control by the allied governments troops.

A reliable source revealed to Nyamilepedia that the United Nation Peace Keepers are setting up barber wire fences around military garrisons in Nasir, Malakal, Ayod, Bentiu, Renk and other locations that anticipate attacks from the Opposition.

Multiple sources, reached by Nyamilepedia’s editorial team, reiterate that the UNMISS troops started to execute this technical plan on 26th September at the request of SPLA-Juba faction.

“A team of technical experts from Rwandan troops within UNMISS have been busy erecting these fences in Renk, Nasir, Bentiu and Malakal town as from 26th September 2014.” Thildiu Charles confirmed to correspondent from Malakal.

“Yes, that is real and true, i have witnessed it my self, they are now constructing many of those wired fences in Malakal, Renk, Ayod, Bentiu, Maban, Nasir and many more other locations” the source revealed.

A source from SPLA, Juba faction, believes that the fence would prevent the loyal troops from abandoning their positions or retreating from insurgents’ attacks.

The strategy is also expected to encounter the white armies from penetrating the garrisons as they did in Malakal and Bentiu earlier this year.

In April, huge forces of white armies, flown into government garrisons from multiple directions capturing the oil rich capitals of Upper Nile and Unite State in a short time, leaving the loyal troops with a little window to vacate the towns. Many personnel, believe to be Arab traders, were killed in both towns.

The allied governments troops have reportedly trenched themselves in grounds in most of these garrisons to maintain grips of the strategic towns during the rainy season.

In the latest reports, UNMISS reiterates that the UN body does not support either side in the conflict, however, it’s yet to be clarified if the mission would extends such a helping hand if approached by the warring parties.

Following a fight among the presidential guards, which triggered an all-out war in South Sudan in December 2013, the Security Council, by its resolution 2155 (2014) of 27 May 2014, dropped some of the UNMISS mandates  and refocused its duties towards the protection of civilians, human rights monitoring, and support for the delivery of humanitarian assistance and implementation of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement.

Despite, UNMISS has been at a loggerhead with Salva Kiir government until July this year. In July Miss Hilde Johnson, who headed the mission for nearly three years, handed over the leadership to Ellen Margrethe Løj from Denmark.

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