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Senior army commander killed in Lol fighting – rebel officer

An unidentified SPLA Maj. General (File photo)

September 1st 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – A senior South Sudan army commander who was one of those leading battles against forces of South Sudan United Front/A (SSUF/A) led by Malong has been killed during last week’s fighting in Lol sate, a high-ranking rebel source has claimed.

The unidentified general was killed following the government attack on rebel-held area last week and his killing frustrated government troops leading to the temporary capture of a government base in Lol according to the rebel officer.

He was killed last week, we don’t know his name but he is a Brigadier General and he is one of those commanding government troops in their fight against democracy,” the rebel general said.

Nyamilepedia could not independently verify the claim but government spokesman General Lul Ruai said he “could not comment” at the time and was “not aware of any fighting in the area.”

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