Wednesday, January 8, 2014

SOUTH SUDAN CIVIL WAR--COVER IT LIVE

SOUTH SUDAN--THE PUSH TO LIBERATE BENTIU

TO: FIELD RECON
FROM: MOBILE HQ
SUBJ: SITREP//FIELD//UNITY STATE

FOLLOWING DETAILS ON THE SPLA ADVANCE ON UN ITY STATE CAPITAL FROM RADIO TAMAZUJ: ( 01/08/14)--

A local reporter in Bentiu said some people in the city were still remaining in their homes and pointed out that many people had actually arrived to the city from outlying areas that were in the path of the government advance.
He said there was fighting today at Tor al-Abyad, known as Lor Lam in Nuer.  Under good driving conditions this location is about an hour’s drive from Bentiu.
Likewise, a BBC correspondent in Bentiu reported that government troops are believed to be about 25 kilometres from the city.
One possible route for the army’s advance would be via Kaljak and Unity oil field.
Civilians from Lor are already coming via Kaljak toward Rubkona, the city on the opposite bank of the Bahr al-Ghazal river from Bentiu. Many of those traveling are women and children accompanied by cattle.



A woman and husband who evacuated the Lor area this morning and arrived in Rubkona by nightfall said they left their home because they feared their cattle could be taken and their children killed by attackers.
Already before the latest fighting there were more than 8,000 people displaced in Bentiu and sheltering at UN bases, with thousands more elsewhere in the state including 1,900 in Koch, 3,000 in Pariang,  650 in Mayendit, and 1,900 in Leer, according to the UN.
Additionally, yesterday the commissioner of Mayom told Radio Tamazuj that half the entire population of his county was displaced including the entire town, which he said had been burnt. Several villages in the same area were found by a UN factfinding mission burnt to ashes.
The bridge between Bentiu and Rubkona is still functioning, but both sides have confirmed that one or more bridges were destroyed in Mayom County.


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THE PUSH FOR BENTIU--SITREPS

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Financial Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
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Sudan Tribune - ‎7 hours ago‎
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