Breaking News: SOUTH SUDAN ARMY PREPARING TO ATTACK RIEK MACHAR FORCES

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July 7, 2016, The SPLM-IO in South Sudan’s Unity state on Monday accused government forces of preparing to attack their positions in the state.

SPLM-IO Spokesperson in Unity state James Yuaj warned of new attacks in the state following government military build-up in Koch, Rubkuai, Leer and Tharjath areas.

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and Rebel Leader Riek Machar
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and Rebel Leader Riek Machar

“There is military build-up by government forces in the recent days. They brought huge military equipment and ammunition in Koch, Tharjath, Rubkuai and Leer,” said Yuaj.

For his part, SPLA Spokesperson Brig. Lul Ruai Koang denied this accusation, saying government forces are not ready to enter into another war. He added that they are committed to the implementation of the peace agreement in South Sudan.

“We have no any intention to attack these areas. These are our positions and what is their problem if we have presence in our positions? If there is military build-up this is in our positions and it could be for administrative matters. We are in peace and we don’t have any problem with anybody,” said Koang.

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