South Sudan

Kiir says UN destroyed SPLA tanks, killed his soldiers



The government of South Sudan has accused the UNMISS of targeting SPLA on the 11th during fighting.

 The Permanent Mission of South Sudan to the UN said in a statement to UNSC on the 13th of July.

On the 10th of July, rebels forces had overran the checkpoint on Yei-Juba Road.

 The statement said as the SPLA advanced towards the checkpoint on 11th of July UN fired on them destroying two tanks.

The statement partly read, “United Nations forces target Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers advancing to recaptured their post from SPLA-IO and destroyed two T-72 tanks and killed several SPLA soldiers.”

According to the National Courier, many soldiers who survived the UN attacks and took part in the fighting. They corroborated the reports.

UNMISS refused to comment on the matter.

The wrangles between UNMISS and the Juba government cost former chief Ellen Johnson her job.

 Kiir accused UNMISS of shipping weapons, feeding and hiding deposed deputy president Riek Machar.


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