July 12, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– The soldiers of Salva Kiir and many supporters ululated, danced, dined and fired sporadic shots into the sky last night in Juba to mark the death of SPLM/A-IO top commanders in Juba and also to welcome Salva Kiir’s ceasefire declaration.
It would have been the first time in three years for Salva Kiir fighters to have killed a leading general of SPLA-IO at the frontline, however, according to reliable sources of SPLM/SPLA in opposition, all the top leaders of the armed opposition are alive, sound and kicking.
According to Machar’s spokesman, James Gatdet Dak, the celebration was not only delusional but tells a lot to the whole world about the culture of death in South Sudan and how Salva Kiir leadership admires death of its own citizens.
Gatdet confirmed that the generals are alive, safe and well protected by their troops within Juba.
“Delusional anti-peace forces of SPLA in Juba wasted their bullets last night, firing sporadically in the air, celebrating a lie that President Salva Kiir’s forces have killed SPLA-IO’s top Generals including Chief of General Staff, General Simon Gatwech Dual, and Deputy Chief of General Staff for Administration and Finance, General James Koang Chuol Ranley.” Gatdet Dak said.
The Press Secretary describes the news, which was circulated from Washington by Salva Kiir’s ambassador Gordon Buay Malek, as a “white lie”.
“This is a white lie! They are very safe, protected by their gallant forces.” Gatdet said.
“I wonder what will these celebrators say when they will soon see the two Generals.” He continued.
Gatdet hit on Salva Kiir government for making policies and major decisions based on unconfirmed and unachievable propaganda that are generated by civilians who are not even on the ground.
“This shows how delusional and ill-informed are those anti-peace forces. How could an institutional army depend on a mere lie as a source of decision-making. Disgusting!” he said.
Despite that Salva Kiir’s side has lost many generals and their bodyguards in this civil war, the SPLA-IO which has an upper-hand in military logic, has managed to protect their leaders from their rivals using only light weapons, mostly AK47.
For the last four days, only three quarter of 1370 forces of SPLA-IO were involved in actual combant while others remain behind to protect the leaders.
The lightly armed and outnumbered SPLA-IO troops, which fought over 40, 000 well armed SPLA-Kiir, have however devastated their enemy and forced them to succumb to only unrealistic celebration as death toll hit them hard.
According to SPLA-IO military sources the SPLA-Kiir has made 15 attempts to capture jebel Kujur on both Sunday and Monday but they lost all the 15 attempts with huge casualties.