Gen. Malong rebel’s faction condemns attack on its position

By Taban Tom Henry

The South Sudan United Front/Army alleged that it has learned with dismay unprovoked ongoing assaults by the Juba regime on it’s held areas in Western Equatoria State.

In the statement released to the media on Wednesday, Col. Phillip Deng Kuol Nguot SSUF/A military Spokesperson condemned continues attack on their position by SSPDF in Western Equatoria saying they learned with dismay the unprovoked ongoing assaults by the Juba regime on its controlled areas.

“The South Sudan United Front/Army (SSUF/A) has witnessed extensive and continuous offensives on its position all over the Western Equatoria by forces of SSPDF. The renewed counter attacks took place on the 5th November at 4PM local time in Dore SSUF/A military outpost under the command of Major General Thon Chiluel Mathou in Tambura County, Western Equatoria State”.

“These unprovoked attacks by SSPDF have been met with formidable resistance by SSUF/A gallant forces in defense of their bases and civilians in the area,” the statement read in part.

Kuol added that the SSUF/A invincible forces loyal to Gen. Paul Malong Awan retaliated and repulse the attacking government troops and remained in control of the entire territory.

He claimed that during the action, SSUF/A forces killed 4 enemy soldiers and recovered over four 4 light weapons in good condition.

“SSUF/A further condemns in its strongest terms possible this aggression of the Kiir’s regime intended to derail the Rome peace talks and we call upon the faith-based catholic community of Sant’ Egidio and CTSAM-VM peace monitoring body to scrutinize, investigate the matter and hold the doers accountable,” it continued.

SSUF/A reiterated its commitment to the signed 2017 ceasefire protocol in Addis Ababa the Rome Resolution. SSUF/A however, reserves the right to self-defense.

Meanwhile the SSPDF Deputy Spokesperson Gen, Santo Malek when contacted failed to response to the allegation.   

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