South Sudan

Machar Rebels Strike Nasir

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Today morning, according to sources, rebels shelled Nasir before being repulsed by SPLA.

On Friday, according to, SPLA publicist, Col Phillip Aguer, the rebels bombed government troops’ positions in Rubkhona in Bentiu before retreating under heavy gunfire from SPLA.

By Monday morning, sources say, the rebels had intensified rehearsals to capture Nasir, Ayut and areas near Bor where the Ugandan forces maintain a base for operations.


The latest developments underline the challenges faced by South Sudan government and rebels in trying to solve their political disagreements that sparked off a six-month rebellion in which over 1,000 lives were lost and many more displaced from their homes to deplorable refugee camps.

Machar insists that President Salva Kiir must quit thus paving way for the formation of a transitional government, a move Juba has vehemently rejected.

Kiir maintains he is the only elected president and that he can only be replaced by the people.

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recently warned Kiir and Machar against reneging on their commitment to the cessation of hostilities agreement.

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