SPLA-IO: We Regained Control of Phom El Zaref

By Federal Brig. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang,
Military Spokesman for SPLA and Director of Military Information

Maj. Gen Gabriel Tanginye, the overall commander of Upper Nile(L), Maj. Gen. Dau Atorjong(C), the overall commander of Northern Bhar el Ghazal and other states, Maj. Gen. Gatwech Dual, the overall commander of Jonglei state post for a picture in during Pagak conference, SPLA-IO ranks and assignments(Photo: Nyamilepedia)

Maj. Gen Gabriel Tanginye, the overall commander of Upper Nile(L), Maj. Gen. Dau Atorjong(C), the overall commander of Northern Bhar el Ghazal and other states, Maj. Gen. Gatwech Dual, the overall commander of Jonglei state post for a picture in during Pagak conference, SPLA-IO ranks and assignments(Photo: Nyamilepedia)

Dec 12, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — Our Resistance Forces under direct command of Brig. Gen. Chuol Nhial Kok and under overall command of Maj. Gen. Gabriel Tangiye on 10-12-2014 regained control of Phom El Zaref, the Administrative HQs of Fangak County in northern Jonglei State which was occupied by Kiir’s genocidal forces last month after we conducted a successful tactical withdrawal. Our forces inflicted heavy losses on the enemy as indicated below:

  • 78 killed in action
  • 6 PKM light machine guns captured in good condition
  • 60 AKM-47
  • 8 RPG-7
  • 1 APC and 3 Toyota Land cruisers mounted with heavy machine guns destroyed.

A barge carrying some soldiers, weaponry and other equipment sailed back to Malakal under heavy artillery fire. Foot soldiers fled in two directions with our forces in hot pursuit; one group towards Nyijuat in neighboring Panyikang County in Upper Nile State and Dor in the same county.

In a separate development, clashes erupted on 10-12-2014 in Gongbar north of Renk County. Salva’s forces moved out of their defensive positions at Wei-Yar Adiu northwest of Nasir and attacked our forces at Dhurding, Koat-Chie Gew and Ketbek. All the attackers were repulsed.

To be uploaded are Videos of various battles between our Gallant Forces and Kiir’s tribal militias. The live coverage was done by our Brave Field Journalist while fighting was raging on for control of Dolieb Hills and other surrounding Barracks/villages in October 2014.

The videos will be released to boost the morale of our Forces and supporters in the country and around the world. Our new Motto is; We share with the public “Reliable, Credible and Verifiable information”.

Alueta Continua