SPLA/IO forces came under heavy gunfire attack by the government troops in Eastern Equatoria.

Press statement.

South Sudan government displaced civilian population and attacking SPLA/IO’s position in Pagari,EasternEquatoria State

South Sudan government is making more violations by advancing to the SPLA/IO position in Eastern part of Equatoria.

Yesterday, the government forces attacked our position around pageri at a place called Opari area in eastern Eguatoria.The SPLA/Juba faction is also planning to attack our forces in Northern Upper Nile. This demonstrates that the government has declared full scale of war against SPLA/IO to violate the recent peace accord. Government forces are fond of looting civilians’ properties in the area, attacking them and burning down their houses. These brutal acts from the government need to be stopped. Several people are forced out of their home to seek shelter in the bush.

Meanwhile, the military high command council from SPLA/IO is convening today in Pagak under the Comradeship of Lt. Gen Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon,the Chairman of Sudan People Liberation Movement and Commander-in-chief of SPLA-IO. About 54 commanders are selected from difference directories with in SPLA GHQS. The meeting would disuse the creation of 28 states by Kiir’s government and the illegal amendment of the national constitution as well as the way forwards.