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Over 140 SAF surrenders to South Sudan

By Hou Akot Hou

 

Hundreds of Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) troops have fled to Northern Bahr El Ghazal state since Thursday, entering through the towns of Majok Yithiou Municipality along the border and Warguet, west of Majok.

According to Angony Ateny, the Deputy Town Major of Majok Yithiou, more than 200 SAF forces have entered Majok Yithiou, with more continuously arriving from Marem, where they were reportedly outmatched by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in a heavy fight that occurred on Wednesday.

Angony stated that the forces appeared outnumbered and surrendered their weapons to Brigade 16 of Majok Yithiou in War-Ayen, and Brigade 15 in Warguet of Aweil East County.

“These forces are overwhelmed by a fight that is raging on in Mareem. More than 100 forces of SAFs arrived here in Majok Yithiou and 145 surrendered themselves at Warguet and handed over their weaponry,” said Ateny

“Apart from the troops of SAFs. There are also hundreds of influx of returnees and refugees who are still coming from Sudan more especially those fleeing from Mareem” He narrated.

“Apart from the troops of SAFs, there are also hundreds of influx of returnees and refugees who are still came and are still coming from Sudan, more specifically those fleeing from Marem,” he said.

Angony Ateny has appealed to humanitarian organizations, the state government, and national authorities to provide aid and support to the returning population of returnees and refugees, who are in dire need of assistance, including plastic sheeting and food supplies.

Sources in Majok Yithiou have reported that many people are feared dead in Marem, as the area continues to experience aerial bombardment and ongoing fight

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