South Sudan rebels claim recapture of Maiwut town South Sudan's rebels allied to former first vice president Riek Machar on Tuesday claimed that they had recaptured Maiwut town after clashes yesterday as government troops moved to Pagak to celebrate the fall of the rebel stronghold.
SPLA-IO rebel spokesman William Gatjiath Deng told Radio Tamazuj this morning that they were in control of Maiwut town since yesterday around 8:00 am. He pointed out that they recaptured the town after government troops had gone to Pagak. Gatjiath also claimed that they seized military equipment and killed several government soldiers during yesterday’s clashes in Maiwut. He admitted that about four SPLA-IO soldiers were killed and 11 soldiers wounded. Dickson Gatluak Jock, a spokesman for the forces of South Sudan's First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, who were involved in the fighting, denied claims that the rebels managed to recapture Maiwut. Meanwhile, the governor of Maiwut Bol Ruach Rom said the town of Maiwut is still under their control. “I am now in Pagak and I left Maiwut yesterday, so there were no any rebels in Maiwut,” he said.The state official pointed out that their forces are currently in Pagak to control the common borders with Ethiopia. -- To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to southsudankob+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/southsudankob View this message at https://groups.google.com/d/msg/southsudankob/topic-id/message-id For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "South Sudan Info - The Kob" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to southsudankob+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to SouthSudanKob@googlegroups.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/SouthSudanKob. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/SouthSudanKob/CAJb14oofSf3aU4kcMmsc03PAmG9fZn0Zbe4GW2ukMA0CtLoedg%40mail.gmail.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.