[dropcap]M[/dropcap]alakal – The goverment soldiers under the command of Gen. Salva Kirr Mayardit who is also the president of the Country has launched a heavy and intensive airstrike yesterday which started at exactly 2:25 pm local time on SPLA (IO) position in Werjwok, Lelo and Detang all at the west bank of the Nile river closely adjacent to Malakal town.
The goverment used two Gunship on its coordinated airstrike and the ground shelling at a time it was never expected both by the opposition forces and the entire population.
Talking to Wangdunkon Media from Detang, an SPLA -IO commander who preferred to be named Joseph said the combined airstrike and shelling from the goverment has caused a very heavy “mess” on the civil population as many civilians have been killed and wounded.
“We never expect this shelling and airstrike. I tell you honestly, it has cause a very mess on civilians, many of them have been killed, even children, and others killed” ~ Joseph told Wangdunkon Media on phone from Detang
Military Barge for government Destroyed
A heavily equiped barge carrying a lot of military ammunition in armored ship and other boats have been destroyed along the river Nile before reaching Phom in Fangak County.
According to the report obtained by Wangdunkon Media from different sources, the barge was seven boats (long) and two armored ship. However, during the clashes with SPLA (IO) 5 boats and two armored ship have all been destroyed completely; one armed ship was partly destroyed and captured by SPLA (IO) and two our of 7 boats reversed their movement and were heading back south toward to Bor.
This great lost to the goverment, people believes, could be what trigger the yesterday’s unexpected attack on the SPLA (IO) position
This latest renewed hostilities are clear violation of the CoHA and the recently signed peace agreement between the warring parties thouhg there are some