February 5, 2017, JUBA: Egyptian Air Force confirmed that it has indeed involved in South Sudan bombing campaign. early in the week, South Sudan rebels accused Egypt on Saturday of carrying out bombing raids against their positions, drawing an immediate denial from Cairo, and warned of the risk of a regional war.
It was the first time either side had alleged Egyptian involvement in South Sudan’s festering conflict, which pits President Salva Kiir’s military against forces loyal to his former vice president, Riek Machar.
The Egyptian air force on Friday dropped “more than nine bombs and explosions on the gallant SPLA-IO positions” near the northern village of Kaka, a rebel statement said, using an acronym for the rebel force.
Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid denied the alleged airstrikes, saying: “Egypt does not interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.”