Nov 25, 2015 (Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has redeployed Sudanese rebel groups to war ravaged Unity State for a full-blown war against the forces allied to former South Sudan Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny. In a Press Statement sent to Nyamilepedia today, spokesperson for SPLA/IO Col. William Gatjiath Deng reports that well equipped Sudanese rebel forces entered Bentiu, Unity State capital.
“South Sudan government has started re-deploying Sudanese rebels in Bentiu, the capital of Unity state,” reads the statement.
“About 15 trucks loaded with heavy armed soldiers from Justice and equality movement or JEM were seen heading to Bentiu from North yesterday,” continues part of the statement.
South Sudanese rebel groups and militia groups operating under direct command of Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) have involved in active combat in Unity State and other states against the forces allied to Dr Riek Machar in a move to rescue President Salva Kiir since December 15, 2013. The IGAD-Plus Initiative signed on August 17, 2015, which Salva Kiir signed 10 days later in Juba on August 27, 2015, empathized total withdrawal of all foreign forces out of South Sudan in order to effect peace. The “Withdrawal Clause” was translated to mean UPDF and Sudanese rebel groups fighting on President Salva Kiir’s side.
In separate but similar development, South Sudan government bombarded positions of the SPLM-IO in Western Equatoria State. The Government of South Sudan used two gunships to bombard the areas occupied by the SPLM-IO forces within Western Equatoria State.
“Two heavily armed government gunships fired at SPLA-I.O position yesterday at 4: PM. The heavy bombardment targeted our positions in the entire region of Western Equatoria where our forces camp around Mundiri area under command of Major Gen.Kenyi.”
There have been casualties to the side of SPLM-IO as the result of GRSS aerial bombardment.
“2 SPLA/IO soldiers are reported to have minor injuries during the attack.”
The aerial attack by the government of South Sudan has thrown civilians into state of fear, confusion and insecurity; causing some civilians to flee to the bushes to hide.
“The situation is currently vague and the local civilians are fleeing the town due to the fear for they may come back.” The SPL-IO spokesperson William Gatjiath addressed concerns that the government will extend the air bombardment campaign to their positions in Mangala.
“It’s also expected to go out and attack our position in Eastern part of Magala area where SPLA/IO forces are basing.”
The continued violation of permanent cease fire comes at a time when the head of states summit was postponed indefinitely for the lack of logistical arrangement from South Sudan.”
The relationship between the government and the people of WES have deteriorated lately. The Arrow Boys, local defend forces under overall command of Major General Alfred Futiyo Karaba in WES, declared this week to have elected former WES Information Minister Eng. Charles Barnaba Kisanga as their chairman under the new name of South Sudan People’s Patriotic Front (SSPPF) which will join forces with SPLM-IO to unseat President Salva Kiir Mayardit.