Tuesday, December 24, 2013

FORCE 5 TO JUBA

 TO: FIELD CMDR
FROM: MILBUR HQ
SUBJ: UN SEC COUNCIL RES # 2132 (2013)

“5.   Authorizes the Secretary-General to take the necessary steps to facilitate inter-mission cooperation and, if needed and subject to further Council consideration, complementary force and asset generation, and authorizes, in order to reach the new levels of troops and police within the overall troop ceiling set out in paragraph 4 on a temporary basis, appropriate transfer of troops, force enablers, and multipliers from other missions, in particular MONUSCO, UNAMID, UNISFA, UNOCI and UNMIL,

MONUSCO (THE CONGO):

 Chander Prakash's portrait
Lieutenant General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz (Brazil)
Force Commander

UNAMID (DARFUR):

 Wynjones M. Kisamba's portrait
Lieutenant General Paul Ignace Mella (United Republic of Tanzania)
Force Commander

UNISFA (ABYEI)

 Tadesse Werede Tesfay's portrait
Major General Yohannes Gebremeskel Tesfamariam (Ethiopia)
Head of Mission and Force Commander


 UNOCI (COTE D'IVOIRE)

Muhammad Iqbal Asi's portrait

Major General Muhammad Iqbal Asi (Pakistan)
Force Commander


UNMIL (LIBERIA)
 
Muhammad Khalid 's portrait

Major General Leonard Muriuki Ngondi (Kenya)
Force Commander


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SPLA COMMANDOS RETAKE KEY BOR HQ

TYO: MEDIA
FROM: HQ
SUBJ: STATUS QUO IN OP RESCUE ASSAULT

THIS FROM SOURCES:

We have taken control of the Pan-pandiar army headquarters and Malual-chaat village, both five kilometres away from Bor town, where the fighting started last Wednesday,” said SPLA spokesman Col Phillips Aguer.

"We expect to have cleared all rebels out of Bor within 72 hours".



The source said that SPLA troops are converging from different positions closing to Bor, now the centre of action.

Gen Gadet is residing and commanding from Mareng, a few kms from Bor but is being driven back by SPLA.

SOUTH SUDAN--BOR "RESCUE ASSAULT"

TO: FIELD CMDR
FROM: MILBUR HQ
SUBJ: STATUS OF JONGLEI CAPITAL

THUIS NOW BEING REPORTED BY THE SUDAN TRIBUNE: DEC 24:

December 24, 2013 (RUMBEK) - South Sudan’s army recaptured Bor, the capital of Jonglei state on Tuesday which was seized by forces loyal to Maj-Gen Peter Gadet last week, the military’s spokesperson said on Tuesday.

 Philip Aguer described the South Sudanese army’s (SPLA) mission to Jonglei as a "rescue assault" in order to free the thousands of people who have been forced to flee the area or seek hostage inside the UN base there.

 Bor, the capital of Jonglei state, has been occupied by forces loyal to Gadet since Wednesday. Gadet was a commander in charge of the SPLA’s 8th Division in Jonglei state, which was is tasked with fighting a rebellion in the Jonglei’s Pibor county.

THE AFP REPORT IN THE STRAITS TIMES:


JUBA (AFP) - South Sudan's army stormed the rebel-held town of Bor on Tuesday, sending insurgents fleeing nearly a week after they captured the state capital of Jonglei, Information Minister Michael Makwei told AFP.

"The army captured Bor around sunset and the rebel forces are now on the run... We are back in control," Makwei said.

 While claiming the army was now back in full control, the Makwei also said that "shooting continued", without giving further details.

EARLIER ALL AFRICA REPORT: DEC 23:

 
Juba — Residents of the besieged Jonglei state capital Bor said a key docking site was closed following an attack on Sunday, blocking the only access route for those attempting to flee the violence to Lakes state.

 South Sudan's army (SPLA) says it is trying to retake the strategic town, but attributes the delay in launching military operations as part of attempts to minimise civilian casualties, a military source told Sudan Tribune.

 "Crossing to Lakes state was a better alternative, but with its (the dock) closure, people are going to continue suffering in the bush", a resident who identified himself as John Deng told Sudan Tribune.


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