November 9, 2022 (YAMBIO) – South Sudan United Front/Army (SSUF/A) has accused the army (SSPDF) of “unprovoked” attacks onto its positions in Western Equatoria State.
The rebel group said it has witnessed extensive and continuous offensives from SSPDF.
“The renewed counter attacks took place on the 5th November in Dore SSUF/A military outpost under the command of Major General Thon Chiluel Mathou in Tambura county Western Equatoria State. These unprovoked attacks by SSPDF have met with formidable resistance by SSUF/A gallant forces in defense of their bases and civilians in the area,” SSUF/A said in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune.
The group claimed it repulsed the attacks and remained in control of the entire territory.
“During the action, SSUF/A forces killed four (4) enemy’s soldiers and recovered over four (4) light weapons in good condition,” noted the statement.
Sudan Tribune could not independently verify the rebel movement’s claims.
Meanwhile SSUF/A condemned these attacks and tasked the ceasefire monitoring body (CTSAMVM) to investigate the matter and hold accountable those found responsible.
“SSUF/A reiterates its commitment to the signed 2017 ceasefire protocol in Addis Ababa and the Rome Resolution. SSUF/A however, reserves the right to self-defense,” it noted.
SSUF/A was formed in April 2018 to overthrow President Salva Kiir’s government.