Category: Eastern Equatoria State (EES)

South Sudan army kills rebel commander after fresh attack on Yei

February 26, 2018 (JUBA) – A rebel spokesperson accused the South Sudanese army on Monday of killing a rebel commander in Yei River State in a fresh attack on their positions, ahead of the resumption of peace talks in Addis Ababa.
Major Felix Likambo was killed on Monday morning, according to a statement released on Monday by Col. Lam Paul Gabriel, Deputy Spokesperson of the SPLM-IO Riek Machar.
Likambo was commanding the troops of the armed opposition around Yei area and used as (…)


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South Sudan army regains control of key rebel-held areas

December 18, 2017 (JUBA)- The South Sudanese army has retaken full control of the areas in Yei River State previously held by the armed opposition forces under the overall leadership and command of the former First Vice President, Riek Machar.
The commander of the government troops in Yei, Col Malong Agat told Sudan Tribune on Monday their forces have regained control of Mitika and Lasu after forcing the opposition to withdraw.
“All these areas are our under control and the security (…)


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