Thursday December 14, 2017

Ethnic cleansing in Melut as 5 shilluk SPLA soldiers are reportedly killed

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UPPER NILE – 5 SPLA Juba forces soldiers believed to be of Shilluk ethnicity were found dead this morning in the outskirt of Melut according to a SPLA soldier this reporter spoke to.
The men aged roughly between 20 and 32 with the oldest carrying the traditional marks of shilluk ethnic group were found lying on the floor under a demolished grassed house in the late hours of the morning according to a SPLA soldier within the group commanded by General Buay Rolnyang who helped liberate Melut on Wednesday.

“all five are Shilluk soldiers and they appear to be on our ranks. who killed them is what we dont know. We have reported the issue to the commander in charge here so that they investigate what is happening. maybe they will find out what killed them” Jock, an SPLA – Juba soldier told Philip Gual of Upper Nile Times.

Government forces are reportedly trying to cleanse Shilluk ethnic groups in their ranks. A loose group of Dinka Padang are also blamed for carrying out plans to kill Ethnic Shilluk groups within the SPLA Juba.
Melut was captured on Wednesday evening by Juba forces after an intensive fighting during the day. SPLMIO claimed to have tactically withdrew to the other side of the bank without a defeat but that turned out to be untrue.



Philip Gual

An Upper Nile State correspondent for The Upper Nile Times. He currently resides in Malakal, Upper Nile State.

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    Does Kiir believe that South sudan belongs to the dinka only or what? i think all right minded citizens of s.sudan must get this man out of the presidency

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