Fresh Fighting in Renk County, Northern Upper Nile!

Updated at 1:20Am, April 30, 2015(PST)

Military Pickup carrying Government forces of Jamus Battalion D-01 (Photo supply By Bior Deng)

Military Pickup carrying Government forces of Jamus Battalion D-01 (Photo supply By Bior Deng)

April 30, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Reports from the volatile Upper Nile State indicate that more fighting resumed yesterday at 2pm in Renk County, Northern part of Upper Nile state.

According to military sources of SPLA [in Opposition], which controls Amdalwich, their position was attacked by SPLA [Juba] and Sudanese rebels, SPLA-North, backing troops loyal to president Salva Kiir.

“Around 2:00pm,SPLA forces crossed to our territory and Launched  an offensives against our forces in Northern Renk county.The purpose is  to push back our forces from their initial  bases.” said Dickson Gatluak, the SPLM [IO] military Press Assistant.

Mr. Gatluak believes that their forces have repulsed the government troops after six hours of constant fighting.

“The fighting is ongoing in the past six hours ago but our forces are fighting back the  attackers where government  troops are  being retreated.” he said.

Gatluak reiterates that the government troops  are attacking their fronts in Upper Nile and Unity states to gain more territories before the rainy season begins in one month.

“As they did  yesterday in Bentiu to regain more ground before the rainy season by attacking our military base in Nhaila Diu and Guit, the same to what they are trying to do now in Renk in uppernile. Our forces will teach them a lesson which they would not forget in their life time.” Gatluak said.

The Military spokesman for SPLA, Juba faction, Col. Philip Aguer, has confirmed the recent fighting in Baliet and other parts of Upper Nile, however, he is yet to response to the current fighting in Renk County.

Renk is one of the counties in Upper Nile state that has been co-inhabited by the two warring parties for the last one and half year.

While the government controls the headquarters of some of the counties, the Opposition controls other towns and interiors of the counties.

Two platoons of government soldiers defected from Renk County two weeks ago and joined the rebels in Amdalwich.

In other reports, President Salva Kiir has convened the Chollo King and elders to play a role in persuading the warlord Maj. Gen. Johnson Olony who took control of Malakal town and dismantled the government headquarters.

While some government officials, including the deputy governor, remain hiding in Melut, others remain in UNMISS compound.

During his yesterday meeting with President Salva Kiir, Governor Simon Kun Puoch briefed the president, and the public saying that the situation in Malakal is now returning to normal.

Hon. Kun confirmed that Malakal residents and government officials have started coming out of UNMISS compound

32 comments

  • What is the target mission of this fighting? OK,how is the practical comment of the south Sudan government and reactions? & how was it normalized to a calm situation?

  • GatNor

    Malakal governor Kun is hiding from a Tet. Kun once threaten those UN-Camp residents through a decree and now he is also a homeless resident seeking protection from the same UN-Camps.

    Not to nag at you Mr. YEL YEL but the biggest sponsor of United Nations that is protecting those camps in side South Sudan is the United States of America. Kiir and his cabinets never visit any of the UN-Camps even though the Camps are a few blocks a way from the presidential place in Juba,

    The numbers of UN-Camps in side South Sudan territory if put together would amount to land mass equivalent to that of a big city. I mean we have a sovereign city state of a UN-Camp in a Sovereign nation of South Sudan that even South Sudan president would require a passport to enter according to international regulation granted to UN-Property rights & by laws.

    Yeah, South Sudan might be capable of ruling itself but not through those primitive selfish Jaang elders and their mass murdering son Kiir. They have failed and so is South Sudan a failed freaken state.The greatest shame is in the denial of the fact but liberty come with identifying the wrong and correcting it.

    Even though there might be a double standard role played by US they are actually saving lives through UN, a role that Uganda & South Sudan government should be leading but will they never do.

  • ater

    In fact it was not fighting but govt forces were clearing some bushes,no worry

    • Ater, stops being negative man of misleading your reader. Why you think it wasn’t clashes between 2 factions? Direct your audiences,…

      • GatNor

        He meant to say the government forces ran & were hiding in the bushes and the SPLM/A-In Opposition fighters were clearing these strayed dogs of war out of the bushes in hot pursuit. Please take it from me, these people you are dealing with are prone to denying the truth. Lying and distortion is their second nature.

  • It happened in both unity & Upper nile state the pro-government forces attacked sev eral positions from splaio this clear violation of peace from president

  • TABAN MTK

    Its a dramatic kind of fighing taking place in s.sudan. Both the waring parties are the war mongers who dont understand.

  • its good you do report to us this news and details, just I can say go on for the best work and god bless all of you

  • This indiscipline rebels should be flash out in south sudan they keep attacking gov’t forces and they protending themselves.

    • Look mr abusala, no one should think of terminating any south sudanes. They are seeing future of this genaration being destroyed by gangs that got luckly be in the office after death of john garang. We (south sudanes should be ashamed in forgetting those die or sacrified thier life for sake of today people, Is salva a human being?

  • bol teal james

    kiir must go together with his suporters look in 1991 machar purpose ssim and it succeed and this time fedralism which is understood by all s.sudanese wait and see the better and worse part of it by genocide regime

  • I am not in the Front line,but stop barking because war is not a joking. Accept peace or they have to clear you out.

  • Bol you are doltish SSIM has never succeed in SS likewise to this federalism you are prosposing with Dr. Unsound mind Riek Machar must die in exile.

  • Bol you are doltish SSIM has never succeed in SS likewise to this federalism you are prosposing with Dr. Unsound mind Riek Machar must die in exile. Salva Kiir oyee and Mathiang Anyoor oyee

  • Let Kiir go to war front if he is brave, don’t hire foreign force and claim victory. Who can challenge white army? 300 Gwelweng were killed in Baliet. why Philip Aguer still worry about gone case of Baliet fighting week ago? Maybe he lost one of his relative there.

  • GatNor

    I must remind the coward Jur and their Nuer-sellout alike that the kingdom is crumbling and Uganda is clearly not taking in every stinking asylum seeker specially the Nuers. You have a chance to laydown your weapons, renounce the ethnic regime and join Pagaak. It seem to me that the war is entering a stage where Juba-Faction will have no forces left to be reintegrated into what is now the main SPLM/A-The Opposition. This could only mean the remaining Juba forces will be collected as criminals and prisoners of war going directly to prison. You have been warned.

    • Goikuach

      Keep lying to yourself but their is no way Jalaba collaborators will succeed in taking power by force. If you failed in the 1990s with all the backing of terrorist Omar Bashir regime, then there is no way Ngungdeng fanatics will be successful in the 21st century. Death to you traitors and collaborators. Paul Malong will soon come to chase you out of Pagak like he did in Nasir.

  • I hope government is now learning more difficulties,because of her suppidness of being saying to chase Nuer tribe who were really heard of South Sudan territory,which will not be happen forever and ever untill the world change it living to non.

  • I hope government is now learning more difficulties,because of her suppidness of being saying to chase Nuer tribe away who were really heard of South Sudan territory,which will not be happen forever and ever untill the world change it living to non.

  • Abuchook

    Another way to killed Nuer is to giving them food and position at the same time:

    • GatNor

      And you piss off a Jang with bright and real effective objective ideas that threaten his leadership ego. I dont know much about the business of killing but I think you are wrong. I stand to be corrected. As soon as Machar and the other opposition leaders or those within the party said a thing about leadership. Kiir became so violent that he started killing everything and turn alcoholic overnight. The same thing happened with Dr. garang he had an entire spla drown in the Jikany sobat/baro river going after Nuers during his violent coup against the Anyanya II groups, all for the leadership.

      • Deng II

        When individual becomes useless, he turned to deceived himself, fool his mind, try to cool down bleeding insides his organs, try to flashback the good all days, try to lied to discourages the depth depression eating the organs penetrated insides the body, that guy might commit suicides.
        Nuer, the times change, there is no Mighty Nuer, any more. To try to be fair, Nuer population is going to be reduces to fewest in number.
        There are so many way would reduces Nuer population;1.Killing 2.diseases, 3 Hungering, and ETC, but if Nuer brain are human in natures, then they have to quit Dr. Ebola, because one power hungry man should not killed many population The hyena (Dr.Ebola) who claimed every power should be his as long as he ( Dr.Ebola) still breathing.
        Nuer has to cool down, builds peace with neighborhood so that they should be recognizes. By embolden to take leadership by force, which is an unbearable, while they are not majority, their population are likely going to reduces whether they (Nuer) like it or not. Majority rule. Dinka will rule forever, and Nuer would want leadership by force forever.

    • PLEASE ABUCHOOK WITH NUER NO S;SUDAN IF YOU ARE BRAVE DINKAS WHY YOU BRING UPDF TO FIGHT US MOOGACAR

  • TINY Unity State border will be decided by force when they join NORTH SUDAN.

  • Useless nuer and unsound mind people who keep singing priffle song that they are warriors which warriors are you? All nuer are jalaba slavery since the creation of Sudan. When Almighty Dinka rescue you from Jalaba all of you come out from Khartoum 2006 and President Kiir integrated you to the army and promoted all nuer militants to the general and now you are claiming Dinka are not good people.

  • work hard SPLA-IO if they attacked your position. Nuer naturally brave tribe in south sudan. defeat them with their Ugandan supporters.