India South Sudan. 127 dead in clashes between civilians and soldiers

15:30  12 august  2020
15:30  12 august  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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The death toll from clashes between South Sudan security forces and armed civilians in the north-central Warrap state has risen to 127 . The death toll has risen sharply since Tuesday, when the United Nations placed the number of dead at about 70. Clashes erupted on Sunday when soldiers of

At least 81 soldiers and civilians were killed as the authorities carried out a plan to try to reduce the number of weapons in circulation in a country recently pummeled by civil war. “We warned of possible clashes between disarmament forces and civilians , and this is exactly what happened,” Mr

Un couple en pleine détresse au Soudan du Sud (photo d’illustration). © BERNARD GUILLET / ARCHIVES WEST-FRANCE A couple in distress in South Sudan (photo illustration).

127 dead, including 82 civilians and 45 soldiers from the South Sudanese army, were killed in clashes between soldiers and young people from a local community in the north of the country, the army spokesman said. .

At least 127 people have been killed in recent days in clashes between soldiers and young people from a local community in northern South Sudan who refused to lend themselves to a disarmament operation, told AFP on Wednesday. army spokesman Lul Ruai Koang.

According to the latest figures that we have, I can confirm that the death toll is 127. According to our information, 82 civilians were killed in the clashes and 45 soldiers from the South Sudanese army, the spokesperson said.

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Three people have died in clashes between government forces and militants backing the opposition in South Sudan . According to Press TV, Steven Lodu Onseimo, the Information Minister for Yei region, where the Saturday clashes took place, said the deceased included two civilians and a soldier .

South Sudanese policemen and soldiers are seen along a street following renewed fighting in South Sudan ’s capital Juba on Sunday. The new clashes originally broke out on Thursday and Friday between troops loyal to Salva Kiir, the president, and soldiers who support the vice-president, Riek

These clashes started on Saturday and took place in Warrap State, where President Salva Kiir is from.

According to the army spokesman, young armed men from the Gelweng community, refusing to surrender their weapons as part of a government-led operation, attacked an army position in an area called Romic .

In addition to the victims, the clashes left 32 soldiers injured and a number that remains to be established among the Gelweng, according to Mr. Koang, who said that the situation was returning to normal there and that the forces governments had withdrawn.

This region had already been made unstable by recent intercommunal clashes. Many communities are armed in South Sudan, to guard against attacks, including raids to steal their livestock.

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