More violence and violations of CoH from government forces.
On 26/12/2017 at about 13:00hrs, the Juba regime forces launched another attack on SPLA IO position in Bieh Payam in Koch County. They burnt down the base and its surrounding villages including food stores of both local produces and WFP provided donations to the suffering civilians of Koch county.
Yesterday the 27/12/2017 they also burnt Guol, Koatpadaang and Kuleer Villages in addition to the above mentioned areas.
This morning the 28/12/3017, then regime dispatched more than 300 soldiers from Mundri to go to attack our bases in Bari, Madewu, Ladingwa and Bangalo again. A part of the team went to Gori Balawu in Mundri West county an area controlled by the SPLA/M IO. They are now looting food items and burning houses after civilians have escaped into the bushes.
This acts of aggression and provocation is expected to continue through out till February/2018 when the HLRF reconvenes as the government aims at expanding their areas of control. The IGAD, TROIKA and the UN should take note of this intentional violations. The SPLA IO will in their current locations and only act on self defence as ordered by the Commander in Chief; Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon. The resistance continues.
Col. Lam Paul Gabriel
SPLA IO Deputy Military Spokesperson