S. Sudan rebel group denies carrying out attacks in Raja - Whisper Eye

S. Sudan rebel group denies carrying out attacks in Raja

Reports confirmed by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) spokesperson, Brig. Lui Ruai Koang that South Sudan United Front/Army (SSUF/A) carried out a series of sustained attacks on Raja and its outposts are “untrue and do not require further elucidation,” an official said Tuesday.

“The South Sudan United Front/ Army (SSUF/A) is not confirming that it was behind the attacks on Mangayat and Baluka on Saturday morning as alleged,” the group said in a statement issued Tuesday.

It added, “At this time, the SSUF/A is not conducting any operations in South Sudan.

However, we are on high alert and shall on the due course continue to closely monitor the situation and support the ongoing peace efforts in Addis Ababa”.

SSUF/A said it sticks to its point of peaceful approach as South Sudanese seek solutions to the conflict via non-violent mechanisms.

“We are focused on matters pertaining peace so as to bring back the war-ravaged country to its normalcy,” further stated the group.

Koang on Saturday accused rebel fighters loyal to Riek Machar and new rebels allied to Malong of attacking their positions in Western Bahr al Ghazal on Friday, accusation both rebel groups dismissed.

“That is not true. We do not have any military cooperation with any rebel groups,” the opposition movement said.

Although not a signatory to the cessations of hostilities agreement signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, SSUF says it respects these treaties since they are meant to pave way for peaceful conflict resolutions.

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