Breaking news: South Sudan rebels bomb UPDF tanks, 250 soldiers killed

Lt-col-Paddy-AnkundaUPDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda

January 17, 2014 [KAMPALA] — Dr. Riek Machar rebels fighting to overthrow the government of Salva Kiir in Juba have bombed three tanks of Uganda’s army UPDF and in the process killed over 250 soldiers at Bor and Malakal.

The city of Malakal fell in the hands of rebels on Friday and many of the UPDF soldiers who were fighting along side Salva Kiir’s soldiers were killed, according to one of the UPDF soldiers who spoke in a hide out in Malakal.

According to this source, over 800 UPDF soldiers in South Sudan are cut off at Bay- and Bor. Despite a big number of UPDF soldiers being killed in South Sudan, UPDF spokesman, Paddy Ankunda says the army is yet to reveal the number of the dead soldiers and the causalities. But the UPDF signalers in South Sudan say that Uganda has lost over 345 soldiers in total since president Museveni deployed Uganda soldiers in South Sudan. Most of the people in Uganda speak ill of president Museveni’s habbit of deploying troops in foreign countries without their consent when thieves kill civilians in their tens back home.

Ankunda says revealing the number of casualties, troop deployments and the number of UPDF soldiers so far killed could be suicidal if the information ends up in the hands of Riek Machar rebels. The Riek Machar rebels are about 90 kilometers to reach Juba. Ankunda confirms that the UPDF soldiers fell in an ambush laid by the rebels loyal to Riek Machar and many of them were killed.
“We don’t reveal casualties before we inform relatives. It can be devastating to learn about the death of their people through the media. At an appropriate time, government will be brought to account and reveal those numbers,” said Lt. Col. Ankunda.

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  45 comments for “Breaking news: South Sudan rebels bomb UPDF tanks, 250 soldiers killed

  1. January 18, 2014 at 2:21 am

    What shall we do now to stop our soldiers being rounded up like this? Afande Ankunda, Ugandans need encouragement now. Of course they know that these are soldiers and are fighting, but when they are bombed like this, every parent gets concerned, asking where is my and daughter?


    • February 27, 2014 at 8:12 am

      Laying will never help you out idiots. No one could be so stupid to believe in such propagandas.


  2. January 18, 2014 at 2:43 am

    This is a breath of fresh air, keep on the struggle Dr. Machar until all the Museveni spins .


    • February 27, 2014 at 8:19 am

      This is definitely an opposite Mr Olare, the rebel soldiers are living in the bush. Their power never gone beyond looting civilians and destruction of properties.


      • January 27, 2015 at 10:24 pm

        hey chol nuer are coming please run very past but their aim is not to kill civilian but to unit young nation leading by blind but we are about to cast him out and leave the country as soon as possible so please joint new spirit that is democratic .


      • February 12, 2015 at 10:53 am

        U are nuer, ur mine is full of mucuse.nothing in ur mine,dinka kid can rule nuer tribe.because of their natural talents.


  3. March 3, 2014 at 2:09 am

    I truly doubt it that Ugandan government had done a proper research before sending UPDF to one of the African most notorious conflicts. As a South Sudanese who had refused to choosing side since the inception of this conflict, I am forced to grinned with broad smirk watching stupid Ugandan being sent to their deaths. The general maxim which is widely believed in regards to the “arm conflicts is that, you can’t put off an already burning fire by pouring more gasoline on it”. The Ugandan president is just too stupid as his buddy is (“the grand old on the highest seat in South Sudan”), and as well as Dr. Riek.


  4. March 14, 2014 at 5:20 am

    This’s a mockery of reporting,what do they mean, a tank, or a tanker? Whichever way, this is the most stupid news i ever heard. You are expected to do a reseach before alluding some embarrassing the name of reporting, Hahaha. 250 dead around 1 tank, were they a part of the crew, attached, supporting, suicidal,or what the hell where they doing???????????.


  5. September 6, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Africans killing Africans with weapons African’s don’t even know how to make. What else is new? This has been going on for centuries. Who benefits the weapons makers? Who loses Africans? The truth is the rest of the world is not going to do much to stop Africans from killing each your. Most are more concerned about African animals and natural resources, than African people. Contrast this with the huge effort to stop whites from killing each other in the Ukraine. Why? What’s the difference. Meanwhile the rest of the world profits of Africa through weapons sells and other means.


  6. September 6, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Many Northern Sudanese predicted that Southerners would destroy each other. They laughed and joked about it. I hoped they would be proven wrong, because so many died in in the fight for independence. When did the Southerners gain there independence? How soon after did Southerners start killing each other?


  7. September 6, 2014 at 8:24 am

    When a Jew kills a Jews, Jews ask, “How could a Jew kill another Jew.” Imagine living in a time when you could ask legitimately ask how can an African kill another African.


  8. September 6, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Nuer and Dinka were once the same people. What caused the split? Are Nuer and Dinka capable of sharing a country in peace working to uplift all Southerns. Or should Nuer seek to have their own country. Is there anyone at this website willing make peace with the Dinka.


  9. December 24, 2014 at 12:01 am

    this conflict of s.sudan ‘ill never end, nd less kiir must stepdown, b/se we don’t like UPDF in s.sudan,let them go back to their country nd we ‘ill remain us s.sudanese


  10. January 5, 2015 at 11:18 am

    this is what we don’t need as we re nuer UPDF and kir will stepdown


    • March 27, 2015 at 4:08 am

      I didn,t understand why rebel support stepdown,tell rebel to leader riek machar stepdown from rebel leader, nobody tell president of south sudan not like rebel in forest.


  11. January 10, 2015 at 3:24 am

    we are


  12. January 10, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Uganda very soon will face the consequences of their intervention in South Sudan conflict.


    • God will bring peace soon
      January 20, 2015 at 9:30 am

      The only, solution to the current crisis in S. Sudan is your prayer to God. (John 14:8——-. We always call ourselves Christians nation, in which, if we are really a Christians nation, we needs to lean on God to rescues us instead of thinking about our own physical power. Those we are fighting now know how much they been struggling together for the last 21 yrs of war between South Sudan and the Khartoum government. Today, the devil is trying so hard to divide them and use them as their angels. My encourage is that, all the spiritual leaders who are carrying the bible on their hands have to step up in many ways. Once, the spiritual leaders have to continue praying daily, and also consult government leaders for the consideration of peaceful coexistence in the new nation.
      If many young people are there support their parties or their side in the country’s crisis, yet the only solution will not come because you depend your side or you insult someone, the solution will come from God. According to Ecc. 3:1—, the bible say, there is time for everything, a time of war and a time of peace. Today, our country is in the time of war. But the time of peace is coming soon because God know exactly when He is going to bring an end to our current situation. We been losing friends and families members, including myself, but I am personally worried that many more families will lost their love one if this war continue as it is now ranging.
      Thank you and keep praying until the dateline of the war in our country. God listen to his people, if we come before him on our knee.


    • March 27, 2015 at 3:28 am

      What goes wrong with uganda let them stay in south sudan


  13. January 28, 2015 at 6:35 am

    killing south sudan citizen is a meaningless instead of development


    • March 27, 2015 at 3:31 am

      No body kiil in south sudan


  14. God will bring peace soon in South Sudan
    January 28, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Are we still responsible to call ourselves South Sudanese people? if we are, why do we give an opportunity to the rest of the world that we are not capable to solves our own home affair. Don’t we know that there is a solution to every problem happening in this world? Look what happened between many countries in the first world war!!! People fought, and at last they came together and solved their disagreement. In which, we are at the same time responsible as the South Sudanese people to encourage our leaders to compromise and unite our nation. Instead of supporting war. Let us turn the page, and let us all support reconciliation and unity among the people of South Sudan.
    The generations come and go. in which, we don’t want to let our generation lost their opportunities to enjoy their time. I know many of you are still young who deserve to lives longer in that God gifted land of South Sudan and you also deserve to be happy and benefit from the land of your ancestors; but now many young people are drying without testing the sweetness of their land since we just come out from oppression from our long term oppressor who took every resources we have for many years. Instead to be free and happy today, here it come another war between the two big brothers who been fighting together as an allies to freed themselves from the bondage that they refused to lives in.
    People of South Sudan!! let turn the page war into the page of peace and reconciliation that will bring everlasting peace in our land.
    Don,t we see how people are enjoying our problem? Look AGAD, they are just making their money out of South Sudan problem instead of helping South Sudanese people. People!!, it is our turn to stand up and say enough is enough!! We get no helper, and we have no one carrying about our situation rather than supporting our leaders to continues fighting. Look what Ugandan is doing!! we been fighting for 21 years with Khartoum government, and they never helped us. However, their involvement in the war in South Sudan does not mean that they loved us, it is because they see the resources that they want to grave in South Sudan.
    Let keep praying until the dateline of the war in our new nation. Let put our hope on God and not on people. People try and they fail. (Jer 33:3)


  15. February 12, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Nuer have no vision in south Sudan even if the fight the cannot winne.


    • March 27, 2015 at 3:37 am

      Really no vision for rebel surrender yourself like other of your friends come today


    • Tito
      March 27, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      Nuer vision is bring you into the self-determination, that give you now the Southern Sudan, that was rejected by late Garang in 1991, and come into it later. Why you do not fight by yourself, if we may not defeat you in one day ladies. Why you leave your idea of unity of Sudan and come to our idea of independent. You the one who have no vision accept stilling money as the dead bodies to be buried in A well or Gagrial the bigger thieves in the World.


  16. chuolbiel
    February 18, 2015 at 8:10 am

    you have right you don.t know Nuer if you know nuer you can not say such a stupit word trie to learn more about Nuer please


    • March 5, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      Now I know who the brainy one is, I’ll keep lonokig for your posts.


  17. February 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    it was gooddone by white armies


  18. March 21, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Congratulation to rebelds of south sudan for the great job that they did.thank u my soldier am with u alway


    • March 27, 2015 at 4:00 am

      Leaving stepdown let you run day to day,don,t support rebel


  19. March 27, 2015 at 3:48 am

    Rebel can,t win the war will you reach 1o year i see many rebel surrender themselves please don,t finish your life.iam advice you.


  20. March 31, 2015 at 2:41 am

    No tribalism nation ran by one tribe no vission complete, iam from Rumbek not Gogrial the Dinka tribe can,t take power by force is out dating in south sudan,let power in good move not in coup attempted 15 Dec 2o15 repeat again in 1991 the same person


  21. April 9, 2015 at 9:02 am

    the thos of dinka we d.n.t know thing we like money and alchol we d.n.t know anthing . gogrial the dinka tribe he like alchol and money we aet the dog pige and dokey the realy tribe in south sudan is the nuer people


  22. April 11, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Salve kiir is the one who kill s sudan civilian in this genyside


  23. April 13, 2015 at 1:55 am

    salva kiir is the president of dinka only ,not for all of south sudaness that is why he kiil the nuer in juba,now he know nuer are strangest people,we Nuer people we are not afriad with human being that is why we fight with all south sudaness plus other east strong nuer.


  24. April 18, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    slava kiir is the first folish in south sudan


  25. May 2, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    To get money is not easy


  26. May 6, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Exactly,what was done by maseveni its interest of salva kiir not becuase Dr machar want to overthrow govt, no,salva want to reply what was happent in 1991 which was done by both two Dr riek and Dr john, and now if you want to ask one of them that, what was done by dr john on time it will be account to you he may have to escape away while he now disturbing world nation to take action about him, my comment its bette as UNSC,AU,UN ,UK ,IGAD to make only accountibility to this current crises the last how accountibility may go while two of them not all present


  27. June 15, 2015 at 5:32 am

    they are enemies but let them accept defeat


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