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20191123 NAS Latest Press Release Commending Sant Edigio

In this press release issued 23 November 2019, the official NAS spokesman Suba Samual has congratulated the Sant'Egido Community and the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOMA) for successfully convening in Rome in a search of genuine and sustainable peace in the country.

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20191121 SSOMA Sant Egidio Community Communique

Communique: We, the South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance (SSOMA) held a constructive meeting with the
Community of Sant’Egidio in Rome, Italy from 18th to 20th November, 2019.

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20191029 Appointment Of Military Justice Director

On 29th of this month, NAS Chairman Gen. Thomas Cirillo appointed Major General Justice Butrus George Lowoh Walla Director of NAS/Army Military Justice.

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20191029 Press Release Morobo Attack and the capture of Panyana military base

[caption id="attachment_341" align="aligncenter" width="559"] South Sudan Nas Guwa, NAS Power[/caption]

Following a series of unprovoked attacks by the Salva Kiir's militia - aka the South Sudan People's Defense Forces (SSPDF) - and other militia allied to it in Morobo Country, Central Equatoria State, the revolutionary forces of the National Salvation Front (NAS) fought back in self-defence and managed to dislodge the enemy from (and liberate) Panyana military base.

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20191019 SSOM Joint Press Statement on UNSC visit to Juba and formation of TGoNU

The Alliance strongly believes that the wrongful and hasty formation of any new transitional government under the leadership of Salva Kiir Mayardit, and without addressing the fundamental root causes of the conflict is another recipe for a return to full-blown violence in South Sudan; as was witnessed in July 2016 - with the death of over 700 people in the capital, Juba.

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20190917 NAS Chief of Staff congratulates army on victories - Arabic

[Arabic Document] The Chief of Staff of the National Salvation Front/Army (NAS) on Tuesday congratulated the freedom fighters, officers and the commanders on the great victories achieved in fighting in self-defence against unprovoked aggressions by the South Sudan People's Defense Forces (SSPDF) and its tribal militias.

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20190917 NAS Chief of Staff congratulates army on victories (English)

The Chief of Staff of the National Salvation Front/Army (NAS) on Tuesday congratulated the freedom fighters, officers and the commanders on the great victories achieved in fighting in self-defence against unprovoked aggressions by the South Sudan People's Defense Forces (SSPDF) and its tribal militias.

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20190912 NAS Latest Press Release on provoked attacks

2019-09-12 A new series of attacks by SSPDF and their allied militia. Download the press release for more info

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20190907 NAS Latest Press Release on unprovoked attacks by SSPDF

On Friday, September 6th NAS positions around Yei and Lainya were attacked by the SSPDF and their allied militia. The NAS forces heroically fought back in self-defense, repulsed the attack, pursued the enemy and overran their positions in Bereka and Mukaya. The defeated attackers fled towards Lainya and Yei town in disarray.

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20190828 SSNDA Chairman Thomas Cirillo's Speech at The Hague meeting with R-SPLM and SSUF/M

Excerpt: "We know that the R-ARCSS is fundamentally flawed. It will not bring the kind of peace our people are desperately needed. The agreement did not address the root causes of the conflict, including injustices, inequalities and hostilities. The agreement was imposed upon the signatories to serve the interests of some regional countries and President Salva Kiir’s regime. Thus, the agreement maintains the status quo in Juba - the failed and corrupt system of Kiir’s government. There is little chance for fundamental reforms to take place under the current leadership, which plunged the country into an avoidable civil war and brought untold suffering upon the people of South Sudan. Yet, IGAD and some members of the international community seem to underestimate these realities. Instead, they are desperately clinging to unworkable peace agreement, which may lead to more violence and displacement."