Over 3,000 rebel forces in Aweil defect to SPLA

A rebel group calling itself South Sudan Patriotic Army (SSPA) which emerged in June in Aweil, Northern Bahr el Ghazal has responded to President Kiir call for National Dialogue and amnesty. They rebel group of thousands of soldiers have joined the national army after abandoning their base in Aweil.

The rebel group of thousands of soldiers has joined the national army after abandoning their base in Aweil.
“More than three thousands rebels defected to the government and were received by the lion division,” said a source in SPLA’s Lion Division in Aweil.

The leader of the group, Malong Thiik, said they defected to the government because of lack of clear visions and directions in the rebel movement, which turned the movement into tribalistic and lack of organisation.
The leader thanks, president Kiir for calling for national dialogue to solve national grievances.

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