TO: FIELD CMDR
FROM: MILBUR HQ
SUBJ: "WHITE ARMY" OPERATIONS JONGLEI STATE
INITIAL REPORTS INDICATE THE 25,000 STRONG KID-ARMY ARMED WITH MACHETES AND STICKS HAD GIVEN UP ITS MARCHJ ON BOR. HOWEVER, SOME OF THE CONTINGENTS HAVE REFUSED TO GO HOME AND NEW REPORTS ARE FILTERING IN:
GUARDIANLV: (12/30/13) (DAY BLAKELY DONALDSON)
The White Army had advanced toward Bor over the previous days. South
Sudanese Information Minister Michael Makuei reported that the rebel
force, initially 25 000-strong, had been largely convinced by Nuer
tribal elders to discontinue the mission. 5,000 of the youth army
continued, dislodging SPLA troops from Mathiang, a town near Bor, before
proceeding another 18 miles to the city. The rebels have 30 vehicles
and are armed with machine guns, according to Aguer.
Gadiang, north of Bor, also had seen clashes between the two forces on
Dec. 29. The rebel group in this instance was believed to be loyal to
rebel leader David Yuayau.
In fear of the White Army’s advance, civilians have again fled, this
time across the White River into the neighboring state, according to UN
Juba, the capital of South Sudan, is under maximum security control.
THE NATION: (12/31/13)
" Rebels were currently reported around 50 kilometres (30 miles) northeast of Bor.
was not clear how many of the gunmen remained in the thick bush around
Bor, but the army statement appeared to contradict claims by government
spokesman Michael Makuei late on Sunday that “most of them have returned
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