Fighting in Nasir – Upper Nile State

A mixed forces of SPLA-IO and white army converging at a front line in South Sudan(Photo: supplied)

A mixed forces of SPLA-IO and white army converging at a front line in South Sudan(Photo: supplied)

July 30, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- South Sudan rival forces loyal to president Salva Kiir and First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar, have resumed offensive in Nasir county of Upper Nile state.

According to Dukhan Jundit Both, a spokesman of SPLM/SPLA-IO in the county, Salva Kiir’s loyal forces have attacked their position this morning outside Nasir town.

“Salva Kiir Mayardit SPLM_Juba is on offensive again for third time in our defensive positions in Nasir County.” Both said.

“This month the president Kiir force had attacked our forces twice on 7th and 8th July, 2016 just after the fighting broke out in Juba between the bodyguards of First Vice President, Dr Riek Machar-Teny, and president Salva Kiir’s presidentials guards in Palace or J1.” Both continued.

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Both confirmed that Kiir forces have been shelling SPLA-IO forces around Nasir in Ketbek, Dhording ,Koat, Nordeng and Wangboup areas at Kuetrengke Payam this morning.

“Let the world know that shelling our position by Salva Kiir forces since 4:30 am today on Sunday ,is a clear violation of peace as they did last week by appointing their friend General Taban Deng Gai as illegitimate first vice president in Juba.” Both continued.

Both went on to say that the opposition has self-defended, however, they may return fire if the offensives continued.

“In self-defense we most fight as the bullets are burning hut of cattle ,crops and endangering the life of children ,vulnerable people’s and pregnant women in Nasir” he said.

Both believes that their forces are not responding because they are respecting the ceasefire agreement while waiting for a third party force to be deployed in the country soon.

“As our chairman declared on 14/7/2016 ,SPLM IO is awaiting the arrival of the third party forces from IGaD to be buffer zone between the two rivals army in juba.” Both continued.

Latest reports from Nasir alleged that gunshots were heard at Wecyar Adiu, at the outskirts of Nasir a few minutes ago.

23 comments

  • Ding

    Hope to defeat Dinka, a yieeth

  • Both if you are waiting for the third party to comes in then many lives will be perished.
    The international community speaks but never put it’s words into action, just fight back in self defense or you will be a looser.

  • kon

    No need to blame enemy while it declare war and dont want peace. let fight. let teach them the toughest lesson.

    • Laula

      There is really no need to fight at all.More young men will die for what when tomorrow there will have to be a cease fire and then finally Both sides will be in government.What have those who died died for?It’s wiser to wait for third force which can at least calm the situation.Saves lives too.

  • channel o

    are u spla io calling for help or resquesting Kiir to forgive u?now if thinks your regime will no more be able to continous then surrender yourselves splm.

  • No needs for foreign forces for Nasir, just kill them all! Also it is a great rejection to Taban Deng Gai, this people listen to bullet well than written paper

  • Chuol chapen

    Wat third party re we waiting for both as our chairman declare scale full war with juba just Started everywhere around the country we re tire of Dinka regime man

  • hahahahah brother, channel hw cme a really men can surrender with women’s….i hope u wll put it on our hand…….viva io

  • spla io are fearing that is why they are calling for foreigners troops while they are the one resumed fighting here in Juba against spla ig.

  • RIEK MACHAR HAS BEEN ASKING FOR THE THIRD PARTY FORCE DEPLOYMENT BUT IF THEY FAIL TO SHOW UP THEN IO FORCE SOLDIERS WILL COME IN AND SMOKE OUT THE JIENG COUNCIL AND THE REGIME.

  • Of course no time waiting for third force to mediate the two rivals. UN Has given us a chance to test the field ability of each. Good! A week is enough to Juba town. For all International tactists are finished.

    • the problem with u guyz.you just talk because you are not action.do you know how difficult it is to capture juba.yes i agree that you have worn the previous battles around juba but that does not mean that you are going to win easily.this is war and is all about winning abd losing…….so wait for the next battle and see the outcome.the problem with you guys u tend to think that SPLA-io is always doing the right thing because of the support you have for them.but thats not true cose they have their own weaknesses like SPLA-ig.viva SPLA-in goverment,viva south sudan viva SALVA KIRR MAYARDIT you are the rightful leader of south sudan though some people are trying to spoil your name but never minds thats politics.

  • Tolio

    The SPLM-IO around Juba never think of attacking Juba. All they care about is how they should get back to Fangak Safely without being detected.They want to get the hell out of there but the routes of escape to Fangak are guarded and chances for them to get there slim.

  • Tolio

    The only reason why there are still SPLM-IO around Juba is because of the ceasefires and the fact that the government is not hunting them down. In addition,they are safe because Kiir gave general amnesty.

  • Tolio

    The government of the national unity is still functional and it is the reason why Kiir forces aren’t engaged in a combat that will undermine the transitional government.

    • GatNor

      Kume Jaani ba mac ke kor e Nueri, ka biken rol South Sudan ruac ke ciang goyni kene buom. Mi lok Jaang ruac e lata me, Mac Nueri wiede ci yien guude biling yien Jaang, be bool thaarun.

  • I don’t think u quite fully understand or read really really well. Mabior Garang said in a days ago in an interview with the IO SOLDIERS capacity yes there’s a sure successful military confidence to overrun the capital yeah jaang , yeah jamaah.please check the difference source of news media.

  • MR.TOLIO, don’t push it. its aright around Juba backyard no surprising my friend. just be ready to use ur Cluster Bomb as u did in 2013 before it gets capture,just my words for Salva Kiir advise.

  • Daniel Awet Makur

    Guys please,no need for war leave Machar to take rest,let the new first vice president make differences so that we can have peace and stability in the country . Daniel Awet Makur.

  • Let’s campaign for peace as South sudanese rather than fighting and it is a collective responsibility to bring the two leaders in table .