South Sudan

SPLA Intensifies Deployment in Nasir

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Chimpreports now understands that the SPLA Chief of General Staff, Gen. Paul Malong Awan and the Deputy Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. James Ajongo Mawut, flew to Malakal on Wednesday to oversee the deployment of new forces to Nasir.

“Before their departure for Nasir, Gen. Paul Malong Awan explained to the SPLA forces that their job in Nasir is self-defense and urged them to respect the Cessation of Hostilities signed between the Government and the rebels in Addis Ababa,” said a source in the SPLA army.

Gen. Malong seriously advised them to only exercise the right of self-defense if under attack from the rebels and no SPLA force should launch any offensive against the rebels as per the agreements signed in Addis Ababa to cease all the hostilities.


After finishing the briefing from the Chief of General Staff, 1,200 SPLA forces were transported to Nasir on Thursday by three cargo planes, four transport helicopters and one helicopter gunship.

The new SPLA forces were warmly welcomed by the Chiefs loyal to the Government. The Paramount Chief of Nasir County congratulated the commander of SPLA forces in Nasir, Brig. Gen. Peter Wiyual Khor for treating well the civilians.

War broke out in South Sudan last year, leaving a trail of bloodshed and destruction.

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