South Sudan Government Prepares to Launch New Attacks In Greater Upper Nile

South Sudan's army, or the SPLA, soldiers load a Soviet-made T-72 tank into a truck in Halop, Unity state, April 24, 2012.   REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SOUTH SUDAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)

South Sudan’s army, or the SPLA, soldiers load a Soviet-made T-72 tank into a truck in Halop, Unity state, April 24, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SOUTH SUDAN – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)

August 05, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — According to military intelligence of SPLA[IO], Juba is preparing to launch fresh attacks in the three states of Greater Upper Nile.

According to a report seen by Nyamilepedia editorial team, the government is delivering heavy weapons to their contingents in areas near Phom el Zeraf and Payinjiar county in Jonglei and Unity States.

To the SPLM/SPLA[IO], the recent restriction on humanitarian access to some parts of Greater Upper Nile is a pretext to cover up the plans to attack areas under South Sudan rebels’ movement, SPLM/SPLA [IO].

“This is a pretext by the regime in order to act inhumanly. Juba is currently delivering heavy weaponry, munitions and forces on the River Nile.” James Gatdet reveals.

“Salva Kiir’s forces are busy preparing to attack areas of Panyijiar and Phom Al Zeraf counties.”  Gatdet said.

The Spokesman of SPLM/A chairman confirms that the government troops are building barges to be used in the attacks on their areas of target on the banks of River Nile.

“They have been building barges along the River Nile to use them for the planned attack.” Gatdet reiterates.

Observers believes that the recent activities by Salva Kiir’s administration are signals intended to alarm the IGAD, TROIKA and partners that Juba faction is not yet ready for peace and stability.

Although the Spokesman of SPLM/SPLA chairman, James Gatdet, believes that the attacks on their position will spoil the IGAD-led peace process in Addis Ababa, critics argue that the attacks and protests are aimed to boost the government negotiation power on the table in Ethiopia.

“The regime’s preparation to attack our positions may also spoil the atmosphere of the expected peace negotiations in Addis Ababa.” Gatdet said.

In other reports, the US president, Barack Obama, calls on the top warring principles to accept the proposed peace deal or face isolation as incapable leaders who have squandered their powers to rescue their country and the suffering people of South Sudan.

South Sudan’s conflict, which has ravaged the failed state for more than 20 months, continues to escalate.

Within the month of July, at least, 9  people have been killed in Yambio, the capital of Western Equatoria State, and at least 27 others killed in Lakes and Warrap states in inter-communal feuds.

6 comments

  • Karab

    Freedom fighters have reached here with the help of their bravery & the matured political decisions of the movement. This critical time should be handled. Dont get confused by the enemy. Those of gordon buay are bussy creating their own story to damage your movement – your only hope to live in south sudan in peace. Wisdom is needed.

  • you are karab by saying that wisedom is needed, but we have to examine our leaders in movement, do they have wisdom?

  • odingo

    Yes Dinka Haram, try you luck but we will chase you to Syria and Iraq this time. The God of the land has heard our cry and now your mercenaries from Uganda have turned their tanks against you. Where will you run to?

    The days of Dinka Haram are numbered, believe me.

  • Karab

    I have 100% trust in the leadership SPLM IO. Even the international community has put their trust in the SPLM IO than the government. But enemy agents may be confusing some people with in the movement & they may attempt to cause some problems. All supporters & freedom fighters should not give them any chance this time.

  • We shall destroyed the war mongers the only terrorist of South Sudan, you will be defeated militarily, Let your sever America remove their hand in South Sudan politic, within short time you will come to Juba one by One
    we did not hate Nuer but we hate the ideas of Risk Machar for South Sudan

  • there comes a time in live when you need to do the right thing even if there are little dangers,
    all will be forced to do that in order to restore law and order and the only way to succeed is not peacetalks, but the murderers have to be paid back. indeed these think need to happen,so that the Remanences will have to think and to cry as they are making others to cry
    there are little dangers from the international community but since they have declared that they are a terrorist group. no one will be held responsible for elimination of them permanently in order to have peace parmanountely too