Kitgwang Faction and NAS rebels plan military alliance

By Tereza Jeremiah Chuei

The military spokesperson of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) Kitgwang Declaration, said plans are underway for them to forge military cooperation with the National Salvation Front or NAS and other opposition movements to bring peace.

This new development comes following a courtesy visit by the members of NAS to the Chairman of SPLM/A-IO Kitgwang Gen. Simon Gatwech in Sudan.

Brig. General Alfred Gach Thot spokesperson of the SPLM/A-IO Kitgwang under Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual revealed the new plan for alliance following a meeting between Gen. Gatwech and NAS delegation led by Gen. Faiz Ismail on Saturday in Khartoum.

In a statement posted on his Facebook timeline, Brig. Gach stated that his boss the Chairman and Commander in Chief of SPLM/A-IO Kitgwang Declaration, 1st Lt. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual met with National Salvation front (NAS) top military officer under Gen. Thomas Cirilo Swaka.

The visiting delegations led by Gen. Faiz Ismail, the NAS Chief of Staff and Amb. Louis Ramandan, the NAS representative to the Sudan met Gen. Gatwech in the Sudanese Capital Khartoum on Saturday according to Gach.

“The visit came in response to the call that was made two weeks ago by the SPLM/A-IO leader to forge for the military cooperation to all oppositions” Brig. Gen. Gach stated.

The visit by the NAS delegation was in response to a call earlier made by Gen. Simon Gatwech for all opposition movements to form a military alliance in a bid to bring peace to the country.

“The NAS official led by Gen. Faiz Ismail paid a courtesy visit after a call from the Chairman and Commander in Chief of SPLM/A-IO, Gen. Simon Gatwech for all oppositions to unite themselves to attain a durable peace in the country,” Brig. Gach said.

Gatwech’s military spokesperson however said that the plan for military cooperation is yet to materialize.

“We have not yet reached to the point of an alliance, but we are just communicating and exchanging ideas that can bring all opposition groups to work for the way forward, and if there is anything to be discussed, then it’s still under way,” he stated.

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