By Brig.General William Gatjiath Deng
Spokesperson for SPLA-IO Pagak GHQs
July 22, 2017, It was the late evening yesterday at around 3:30PM, when the two (2) Ugandan gunships accompanied by another white (MI) Helicopter that bears the UN flag which later landed within the two (2) minutes near the enemy trenches while the two military gunships started bombardment on the SPLA-IO position at Thocdeng.
The SPLA-IO artilaries unit had excessively retaliated the air attack with (Zuu -23) until the (2) gunships went and bombarded randomly on the surrounding villages at Thocdeng. All in all, nobody killed during the air attack.
The SPLA-IO forces of division five (5) under Cdr. Major general Khor Chuol Giet and the Tiger battalions at the GHQs under Cdr. Brigadier general Daniel Gatbel Kuach took an assault to the enemy base after the bombardment that later left thirty seven (37) government soldiers dead and captured good number of light guns on the raid.
It is clear to the UN, AU, Troika and indeed, International community that Juba and Uganda orchestrated the plan to launch attack on Maiwut and Pagak GHQs.
Moreover, the brave SPLA-IO forces of division five (5) and Tiger battalions managed to protect civilians in the area. Therefore, the already stranded troops of Salva Kiir shall neither step foot on Maiwut nor Pagak GHQs. Hence, the brave SPLA-IO fighters bow to protect their strongholes.
We repeatedly keep informing the UN, AU, Troika and indeed International community to witness the ongoing belligerent triggered by the two notorious presidents against resuscitation of 2015 peace process in the war torn nation.