NAS reassures members not to worry as Kiir’s regime reinforces CES and WES fronts ahead of yet another futile offensive
Truckloads of military reinforcements have arrived Mundri, Western Equatoria State from Bahr El Ghazal at about the same time as bulldozers in Lobonok, Central Equatoria State started clearing roads as part of Kiir’s strategy to continue to violate the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA) and press on with attacks on civilians and NAS positions – but NAS has reassured its members not to worry!
This latest military buildup and blatant violation fo the CoHA by the enemy was exposed on September 22 via a press release by the Spokesman of NAS Mr. Suba Samuel who also revealed that the same offenders of the CoHA are using bulldozers and heavy machinery in Lobonok, Central Equatoria State, to clear roads and open up access to NAS locations in pursuit of their plans to expand and attack NAS positions.
According to the statement, as part of the regime’s blatant efforts to continue violating the CoHA and advance their war-on-civilians strategy, Salva Kiir’s forces in Mundri, Western Equatoria State, have received fresh truckloads of soldiers from Bahr el Ghazal as they prepare for yet another futile assault on civilians and positions of the National Salvation Forces (NAS).
“In Mundri, [forces of the regime] dispatched reinforcements of five (5) Lorries full of soldiers from Baher El Gazal and they are now stationed in Jambo. While in Lo’bonok, [the regime] has been pressing on with their military plans to attack NAS positions by expanding their presence and using bulldozers in opening up access roads to NAS locations,” read the press release in part.
This sinister plan by Kiir’s regime now appears to make sense following the denial of access for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) peacekeepers to establish a temporary base in Lo’bonok for the protection of civilians there.
This [UNMISS denial of access to Lo’bonok] was purposely to cover up these on-going malicious military activities
“Recently the [regime] denied peacekeepers’ from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) access to Lo’bonok to establish a temporary base for the protection of civilians. This was purposely to cover up these on-going malicious military activities,” the press release went on.
Since March 2020, NAS has been constantly informing the international community about the regime’s gross and blatant disregard to the CoHA as it (NAS) stood, and continues to stand, steadfast fighting heroically in defense of itself and the innocent civilians who find themselves targetted by the kleptocrats in Kiir’s regime (using state resources).
Since Kiir started his war-on-civilians and aggressions against NAS in March this year, NAS has only gotten stronger defending itself while the aggressing regime suffered a series of losses and defeats in their futile attempt. If anything, the only ‘success’ the regime could claim it achieved is the humanitarian catastrophe it caused, the scores of villages it looted and burned to ashes, the hundreds of South Sudanese women and girls their soldiers raped, and the thousands of innocent civilians they massacred!
…the gallant forces of the revolutionary NAS will defend their positions, the lives, and property of the civilian population to the best of their capability
In light of all that, NAS – through its Spokesman Mr. Suba Samuel, reassures its members and supporters that the gallant forces of the revolutionary NAS will defend their positions, the lives, and property of the civilian population to the best of their capability.
“NAS reiterates its commitment to the Cessations of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA) signed on 21st December 2017 in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, and to the Rome Declaration signed on 12th January 2020 in Rome Italy. NAS however, reserves the right to self-defense,” ended the press release.