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S. Sudan: Rebel Group Claims SPLA Commando Defection

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A new South Sudan rebel group has claimed receiving defectors from the commando unit of the SPLA, information pills try http://dailyampersand.com/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/importer/admin_page.php Chimp Corps report.

The Revolutionary Movement for National Salvation (REMNASA) spokesperson, information pills here http://crememinceur.com/wp-includes/class-wp-network.php Col. John Sunday Martin told this website on Saturday morning that, viagra sale “a platoon under Captain Joseph Gambur from the South Sudan’s Army (SPLA)’s Commando Unit revolted and joined the ranks and structures of the Revolutionary Movement for National Salvation (REMNASA) under the democratic leadership of Lasuba Lodoru Won’go.”

Col Sunday said the platoon had serious military confrontations for 45 minutes causing heavy losses on the SPLA forces based in Myka Military billet, in Western Equatoria State, before they retreated and joined REMNASA, stationed in Rimenze.

ChimpReports was unable to verify this claim as Defence officials in Juba denied the charge as a “figment of the rebels’ imagination.”

The reports come at a time of intense fighting in Unity State which the SPLA making significant inroads into the rebel territory but at a huge cost in terms of human life and destruction of property.

South Sudan’s ongoing conflict began in December 2013 and has been marked by brutal violence against civilians and deepening suffering across the country.

Some 119,000 people are sheltered in UN compounds there while the Organization estimates that the number of people in need for 2015 will include an anticipated 1.95 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and a projected 293,000 refugees.

In recent weeks, however, the fighting in the country has worsened considerably with reports of widespread killings, rapes, abductions and the burning and destruction of towns and villages, particularly throughout South Sudan’s Unity state.

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REMNASA said today it is more than ready now to “apply maximum military means to topple SPLM regime.”

As South Sudan’s civil conflict continues to escalate, five senior United Nations officials on Friday urged all stakeholders in the country to reach a sustainable solution to the crisis through inclusive dialogue and foster a lasting peace based on accountability and reconciliation.

“We are appalled at the large scale, widespread nature of the violations and abuses reported, including extra judicial killings, the abduction of women and children, rape and other forms of sexual violence, recruitment and use of children, looting and destruction of property,” said the UN representatives.

“The fighting has exacerbated an already dire economic and humanitarian situation by reducing the humanitarian space, thus depriving thousands of South Sudanese of essential humanitarian assistance.”


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