Southern Liech security advisor killed in rebel attack

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October 15, 2016 (LEER) - A senior official from Southern Liech, one
of South Sudan’s new states, was killed in an ambush laid by members
of the armed opposition forces (SPLM-IO) in Pieliny, an area situated
about 10km from Leer town.

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Weirial Puok Baluang, an spokesperson for the armed opposition forces,
identified the deceased as Gai Koryom Wedi, a security advisor in the
state.

The official was reportedly killed alongside other senior and junior officers.

The attack, Puok told Sudan Tribune, was in retaliation for several
provocations allegedly by pro-government forces on their positions.

He, however, claimed the SPLM-IO had gained more territories around
Leer county, ever since fighting started on 13 October between the two
rival forces in the country.

According to Puok, the rebels inflicted heavy losses on government
soldiers, capturing various firearms, including Israeli-made weapons.

"[The] SPLA-IO captured 14 different advanced weapons [2015 Israeli
made guns] in good conditions" he said, although Sudan Tribune could
not verify these claims.

South Sudan’s peace accord, signed in 2015, is considered fragile and
could derail the little progress so far made in recent months. The
deal ended months of civil war.

The young nation descended into war in mid-December 2013 after
President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar of a coup
attempt. Tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions
displaced in South Sudan’s worst ever violence since it broke away
from Sudan in 2011.

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    16 October 09:37, by White Nation

    Good Jobs go ahead IO to show them the land is not for Dinkia and
let them go back to their land Bar El gezal.

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