Chief of Staff directed air defense unit to shoot down unidentified aircrafts

Juba– the chief of general staff Paul Malong Awan has directed the air defense unit in SPLA to shoot any unidentified aircraft  hovering over South Sudan air space.

In his statement, he said there are planes that are using South Sudan airspace without our knowledge, this compromises our sovereignty as an independent nation.

He further accused some countries that he didn’t mention to have been using country’s airspace and drop weapons in the country  in order to support armed group in the country this must stop he added.

Currently, South Sudan airspace is being controlled by Khartoum government, South Sudan government hasn’t yet installed neccessary system and tools in order to monitor her airspace since independence from Sudan four years ago, Khartoum is still controlling south Sudan airspace.

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