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