Reik Machar general killed, General Malong spits fire to Kiir - Whisper Eye

Reik Machar general killed, General Malong spits fire to Kiir

South Sudan’s main armed opposition group under the leadership of the country’s former first vice president Riek Machar have accused the South Sudanese government of waging offensives in multiple fronts across the country calling on the UNMISS and the CTSAMM to  rein and investigate what he called violations against the ceasefire agreement signed in December 2017.

In a statement released by the SPLA-IO deputy spokesman Col. Lam Paul Gabriel, the government attacked their positions in Yei River State, Liech state .

“On 1/06/2018 at about 9:30am, the regime’s forces accompanied by an APC and a land cruiser pick up mounted with 12.7 attacked the SPLA-IO force at Kendiri in Kajo-Keji County but faced a crushing defeat,” the statement said adding that the government attacked their position in Mirmir in Unity State leading to the capture of Gany Payam by the rebel group.

The statement added that the government attacked rebel’s position in Mid-West state last week but were also repulsed by the SPLA-IO forces stationed in Yeri County..

Meanwhile,  South Sudanese rebels under the leadership of the country’s former first vice president Riek Machar said a top general among their ranks have been killed by troops loyal to the South Sudanese president Salva Kiir Mayardiit during clashes in Wunulyet, a village 10 miles south of the country’s capital Juba.

In a statement  sent to whisper eye media team, seen  on Sunday, SPLA-IO deputy spokesman Col. Lam Paul Gabriel said the opposition general which he did not identified was killed in Wunulyet south of Juba, the capital.

“Yesterday, 02/06/2018, the regime’s forces launched an aggressive attack against the SPLA-IO base in Wunulyet killing one of our commanders and injuring two others,” the statement said.

However, the statement did not reveal the identity of the slain general.

At the same teime ,South Sudan’s former SPLA chief of general staffs Gen. Paul Malong Awan have threatened to use retaliatory statements against South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardiit, after the later accused and held him responsible for the collapse of the 2015 peace agreement between him and the country’s former first vice president Riek Machar who is leading an armed opposition group against his government.

Malong warned Kiir and his Press Secretary, Ateny Wek Ateny, to cease hurling insults against him in what the government said was a exposure of sensitive and classified information.

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