Five Enemy Combatants Killed
The revolutionary forces of the National Salvation Front (NAS) have disrupted yet another planned joint offensive by the regime in Juba as Kiir and Machar continue to adamantly violate the provisions of the Rome Declaration on cessation of hostilities.
As a result of the deliberate disregard for agreements by the Kiir’s regime and the counter-response by the revolutionary NAS forces with a mandate to defend their locations, the lives of the innocent people and their property; lives have been needlessly lost, many more have been severely injured; the enemy offensive deterred, and the SSPDF and SPLA-IO are in a panic at their bases.
A fuel tanker belonging to the enemy operations was also burnt to the ground.
The escorting militia scattered in disarray.
NAS forces easily collected weapons and ammunition abandoned by the defeated aggressors.
“…as NAS continues to counter SSPDF and SPLA-IO offensive in Western Equatoria State, the National Security convoy traveling to Lakes State, Rumbek fell into NAS ambush.”
Suba also intimated that the joint operation by militias allied to the regime in Juba was humiliated into disarray.
“On 23rd May 2020, the SSPDF force accompanied by the elements of SPLA IO attacked NAS mobile base in Mundri West, NAS forces fought back in self-defense and repulsed the attackers.”
On May 05 2020, forces of Kiir’s SSPDF and Machar’s SPLA-IO launched joint military attacks on NAS position – a move that shows Kiir’s total disregard to the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA). Since then, thousands of civilians have been forcefully displaced and according to the press statement, Salva Kiir is to be blamed for the tragedy.
“…(NAS) condemns and firmly holds the regime of Salva Kiir responsible for the ongoing violence and civilian displacement by its declaration of a joint military offensive against NAS”.
The statement then went on to re-emphasize its commitment to previously signed agreements.
“NAS reiterates its commitment to the Cession of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA) signed on 21st December 2017 in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, and to the Rome Declaration signed on 20th January 2020 in Rome Italy. NAS however, reserves the right to self-defense.”