Breaking News: South Sudan Rebels Bombed Ugandan Ship in Upper Nile

Updated at 4:44pm, March 13, 2015(EAT)


South Sudan rebels in Upper Nile report that they have bombed a Ugandan warship ferrying troops to Wedakona(Photo: supplied)

March, 2015 (Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s rebels from infantry 7th division of SPLA-[IO] in Chollo kingdom, under Brig. Gen. Joseph Gai Gatluak, alleged that they have bombed and wrecked a Ugandan Ship ferrying a mixed troops comprising of South Sudanese, Nubians, Funj and Ugandans to the front line at Wedakona.

According to division 7th military Spokesman, Capt. Paul Malith Koang Riaw, who spoke to Nyamilepedia correspondent from Manyo County, the warship was reinforcing a government troop, which fought for control of Manyo County’s headquarters, Wedakona, for nearly a week.

Malith explains that the rebels, who controlled the County for the past 15 months, temporarily withdrew from the town last week to lure in logistics, equipments and ammunition from the government side, however, the allied troops made attempt to pursue the withdrawing rebels which triggered over four hours of fierce battles.

Capt. Malith reports that after four hours of heavy battles, the government troops were defeated, in which a tank and the reinforcing warship were bombed and destroyed by the rebels.

“On Wednesday we were followed and attacked by the government forces in some areas of Manyo counties northern payams after we tactically withdrawn from Wedakona. We instead engaged them and managed to chase them back and we bombed a tank and a ship which transported the UPDF and Funj militias to fight us in Wedakona” said Capt. Paul Malith Koang Riaw, the division 7 Spokesman and the director of PMO in the division.

Capt. Malith enthusiastically explains how their commanding general, Brig. Gen. Joseph Gai Gatluak, bravely fought on the same line with the soldiers for four hours.

“ It is rare for a senior commander or General to actively catch the trigger of the gun in the battlefield and fight the enemy physically like what has been done by Brig. Joseph Gai, hand by hand, with his soldiers during the 4 hours battle”” stressed Malith.

Gen. JOSEPH GAI GATLUAK (Left), Gen. JOHN MABIEH GHAR (middle) and Col. Nyot Puok (Right) poses for a photo yesterday at KHOR BOMA, MANYO COUNTY 12/3/2015

Gen. JOSEPH GAI GATLUAK (Left), Gen. JOHN MABIEH GHAR (middle) and Col. Nyot Puok (Right) poses for a photo yesterday at KHOR BOMA, MANYO COUNTY 12/3/2015

According to South Sudan Military Spokesman for SPLA-Juba, Col. Philip Aguer, Wadekona has been a launching pad for the rebels since February 2014.

Manyo County has been under the Opposition since the commanding generals of what was formerly the “National Army, SPLA” declared their loyalty to South Sudan’s former Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny.

For the past 13 months, Wedakona has been showcased on the News as one of the bases where the IOs shell Juba’s positions at the neighboring Renk County, on the Opposite side of the river Nile.

For the last two weeks, war has intensified in Manyo County as the two warring parties continue to exchange hands at Wedakona.

According to Capt. Malith, the Opposition is determined to “clear” the whole County to maintain control of their strategic position, a report that will be verified with time.

Correspondent, MAJ. Weirial Gatyiel Puok Baluang, contributed to this report

  49 comments for “Breaking News: South Sudan Rebels Bombed Ugandan Ship in Upper Nile

  1. March 13, 2015 at 4:47 am

    Good news for supporters Nuer,come out and celebrates.


    • Gai Tut
      March 13, 2015 at 5:07 am

      Total Lies to convince the defeated rebels in Manyo county, if you withdraw voluntarily, then how comes your forces were captured and brought to Juba, many of them brought to Juba on Wednesday, this is just to encourage the rebels are who defecting to South Sudanese Government not to loose moral, otherwise they are defeated every where.

      Nothing like Ugandan War ship been bomb, they simply copied and past a burning ship in West African been burnt by Boko haram also empty ship not with people. you better tell the truth so that it set you free.


      • Bentiu Ramaran
        March 13, 2015 at 6:38 am

        Gai Tut,

        Whether you are a Nuer sell out for money or you are a brainwashed Dinka, please stop denying the truths. Although Salva Kiir is paying hundred of thousand of dollars to you to deny Nuer massacre in Juba and looming victory of the rebels, your tribal and genocidal government will collapse. And if peace do come to South Sudan through dialogue, then the South Sudan government will be restructured from the top to the bottom.

        For your information, the rebels withdrawn voluntarily for tactical reason to trick the government and it allies. The ship which carried SPLA-N, Nuba Mountains, SPLA-N Blue Nile, Ugandan troops, and South Sudan military was in fact drowned by the S. Sudan rebels no doubt.

        Your tribal and genocidal government did not captured any rebels soldiers alive. They were just lying to South Sudanese and the world as usual. If they truly captured the rebels, they should released their names. Instead they arrested the Nuer who are serving the government on their side because they suspect them of possible defection.

        Gai Tut, now all South Sudanese and the whole world realized there was no coup attempted by Riek Machar and his group. Hence, what are you fighting for today? and you Nuer in the government, what is your perception in this war?


        • March 14, 2015 at 2:32 am

          Mr. Bentiu Benjamin,
          Look carefully my dear, is that Wadakona? You answer it for yourself. Also are there Ugandan troops or Nuba/Funj fighting the rebels as he puts it! NO and NO.
          Let us always tell the truth and that will make other people think you have a cause for your fight.


        • Bol
          March 14, 2015 at 2:56 am

          A poor government is awaiting a fall down, they shall be in a flame of shame, the government led by criminal must go to hell


        • Riek Koang
          March 14, 2015 at 10:04 pm

          The good thing with the Government forces is that, they don’t over emphasize on their gains because they know what they are doing and not telling people lies compared to rebels who always tell lot of lies to lure support, I was surprize when they said Eggyptians participated in the capture of Nasir last year, M23 rebels also partcicpated, hey, I don’t know what kind of rebels are these?? embarked on empty propaganda that leads them no where in this country, Government forces are defeating the rebels quietly without reporting it, they are now closing on the remaining twocounties in upper nile under rebels, lots of goodies left Juba already over the weekend to clear the remaining terrorist and make upper nile free from daily killing by Riek Machar’s Nuer militias. Equatorians are not joining you because you called it Nuer rebelion merely fighting to revenge the killing of Nuer in Juba, so continue with your revenge till you get finish up.


          • Mayom Boiz.
            March 14, 2015 at 10:22 pm

            The claim of Egyptians was meant for Ethiopia give them support to encounter Egypt, M23 was made to lure support from Kabila which terribly failed, they only succeeded to lure Omar albashir with the claim of JEM and SPLA North, otherwise its Omar bashir business long ago in supporting South Sudanese Rebels, secondly Omar decided to remarry Riek, former wife to Omar Albasir.


          • Gatkuoth Gatluak-Jonglie state.
            March 14, 2015 at 10:34 pm

            Wait good news are coming, Brig. Gen.Lul Ruai Koang has already mobilised thousands to start the process of liberating greater Akobo from Riek’s Terrorist, am asking if the Government could help him in logistics to make him defeat those warlords, Gatwich-Nuer Chief of Staff had lengthy communication with Lul over the weekend and both agreed to join hands in liberating AKobo so that Gatwich will be the Governor of Akobo state, so the plan is for Lul to start the fight then Gatwich simply turn against Riek diehards, wait and listen for the dramatic events which will unfold Great Uror sooner rather then later. asking our civil population to either cross to Gambella or sneak to government controlled areas.

            Lul Oyeee, SSLM / SSLA oyeee-go ahead to liberate our land from Riek’s terrorist, we are tired of these ugly person, blood sucker of South Sudan.


          • .
            March 14, 2015 at 10:48 pm

            Gatkuoth Gatluak (Riek Koang), Riek Gai, Gai Tut, Nyaluak, Garang, Kuol, Lado, Oyat P. Nathaniel and others, this is our last call for you to use your real names and identities, otherwise, we will not approve your comments.

            We allow all views on national issues discussed here on Nyamilepedia, however, from now on, we will discourage this impersonation.

            May you all take note on that!!!

            Editorial Team | Nyamilepedia


        • Riek Koang
          March 14, 2015 at 10:15 pm

          My friend, check on Radio Tamazuj to see their live pictures taken next to the Antonov plane which brought them to Juba, alternatively you can as well check on Eye Radio website for live pictures, one of them was made to speak. he said, you know they captured us because they attacked us in two different direction, others in front other at our back, so we couldn’t get exit rout, most of our heavy weapons were all been siezed by the attacking forces inclduing all the 12 Tanks and 35 four wheel land military landcruisers.

          So please don’t listen to lies of your spokesman telling you, the rebels lost lots of men and military hardwares the one recently supplied by Khartoum, all been taken away.

          The problem with us Nuer, we believe are brave and doesn’t fear death, so you continue with your spirit of braveness, you will all get finish. however much Omar will help you with logistics, weapons, treating the wounded, nothing will change with only one tribe fighting 63 tribes in South Sudan.


  2. March 13, 2015 at 4:49 am

    What Nuer think about those Potbellies GENERALS?


    • GatNor
      March 13, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      You didn’t hear about the man his belly exploded because he was too fat. He was a Jang from Bar El Gazal look it up on youtube. Most South Sudan leaders are fat from those in Juba to those in the Ethiopian brothels. Malnutrition is only experienced by most fighters on the ground and their children. You are really not well informed because I notice you never fail to put your stinky foot in your big mouth at times. The only thing I ever hear of a belly exploding was a cow. Jaang bellies are exploding these days. That’s a wowser.. Hit me you coward.


  3. augustine
    March 13, 2015 at 5:01 am

    why wasting your time in the bush,and yet you will never realize its fruits.Are you aware that you are empty vessel without reinforcement from other are fighting corruption but not in the right way.


    • March 13, 2015 at 7:17 am


      You are deluded if you think the Naath are alone in this. Actually the other tribes are using the Mandela-style of fighting the cannibal-regime and Naath are doing the rough physical part of this war, because they are the only tribe who has the experience & technical-know-how of this dangerous project.

      The Naath are immune to fear and without them this country would have been deep down beyond rescue to the level of Somalia.

      We are proud of genius Nyamnyam liberators like EL hAG pAUL who have done more than 10000 nyamnyam soldiers combined could do.

      liberation is not done by physical fighting alone – put that in your empty skull.

      I strongly believe that most of the mediocre Jaang like Makuei are expediting the fall of their own regime by being careless in the media and this is a bonus for IO’s propaganda.

      Should this nation one day become a stable peaceful country, the Nuer will reap greater rewards and honors plus praise.

      splm-io Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

      Sweeping Reforms Oyeeee!!!

      The War against the “Liberators-turned-Opressors” is already won in advanced.

      WAR & PEACE – choose One!


  4. Bentiu Ramaran
    March 13, 2015 at 5:06 am

    Congratulation freedom and federation fighters on bombing Satanic ship that was carrying devils who do not know what they are fighting for.


  5. lasu patrick
    March 13, 2015 at 5:07 am

    that sounds good to teach the foreign dogs a lesson that they will never forget


  6. chulunyjock
    March 13, 2015 at 5:18 am

    we need to organize ourselves for the next move. you have made wl done


  7. March 13, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Mr, whatever pretending that is call Gai Tut, please, if you are Nuer origin we will you soon before, July. Nincompoop person is call Gai Tut


  8. Tut John
    March 13, 2015 at 6:56 am

    Dogs and hyenas always die unknowingly. IO OYEEE.


  9. Hoiloom
    March 13, 2015 at 7:02 am

    Congratulations SPLM-IO for a great victory. God Bless you in the field and we will change this monster in Juba.


  10. Hoiloom
    March 13, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Agumut, Gai Tut and all the government supporters; I don’t know why you keep denying facts. This ship was sunked more than three days ago. We know because we have direct contact with the people on the ground therefore it’s not news for some of us. Anyway keep on dreaming about IO defeat which will never materialize but the reverse is true.


  11. GatNor
    March 13, 2015 at 9:28 am

    I said before that they will come dropping like birds with clifted wings. Congratulations M7 and Kiir, let this be a warning to you that the no fly zone on Nuer land is now in full effect. So do not fly in our sky you dirty flies.


  12. March 13, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Very good lesson for mercenaries and genocidal regime of Kiir in Juba for drowning and burning their dogs at the front line until the big Dog (Kiir) resigned.Congratulation to freedom figters for taking these action against foreign invaders and not allowing them to succeed invading South Sudan under Kiir leadership at all.


  13. March 13, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Nuer were create by God very brave n strong no tribes who could compare themselves with nuer, nuer could not tolerate noncense,they resisted british n fought with turkey so why not these coward dinka who re like women in the south. i congratulate the freedom fighters for achievement they made(burning)off the tank n warship in uppernile-wedakona.congratulation.


  14. March 13, 2015 at 11:56 am

    dear all!!!!! after 4 days ago i communicate with government forces to tell me how is a situation on the ground and the tell me that the are clear all rebel forces out in wedakona and manyo county. GEN.JOHNSON GONY, OYEEEEEE MAJ.GEN STEPHEN BUAY, OYEEEEEE MAJ. GAI TEK RUATHDEAL CHIEF FOR MI OPERATION, SGT . MAWUOM MATUR KARIOM MI COLLECTING INFORMATION OYEEEEEE. SPLA OYEEEEE CHIEF OF GENERAL STAFF GEN. PAUL MALONG


    • Bentiu Ramaran
      March 14, 2015 at 10:40 am

      Who is idiot using my name “bentiu ramaran”

      Please stop using my name. Ramaran cannot support the regime which massacre Naath indiscriminately.


  15. March 13, 2015 at 12:09 pm



  16. March 13, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    يجب لمحكمه جنائه الدولية بان يفرط اشيدا عقوبات لطرفان سو كل جانب حكومة ولا جانب معرضع لكي يتحلة مشاكله جنوب السودان بشكل جذري وشكرا


  17. March 13, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    that’s great news we freedom fighters let us teach the lesson which they do not knows because we are the lands owners we will not allow any dogs to come and kill our dears people in south sudan we have right to fights our enemies anywhere anytime


  18. March 13, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Plz let us write and tell people of south Sudan the logic and reality so that we can have love between ourselves and leave in harmony, not to create more hatred and division in communities. See the pictures are all Nuer, you will not get Jieng , Nuer or Bari etc. We are all 64 Tribes ,you think, thinks about others.


  19. March 13, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Not only warship but also many generals were kills too. The world now begins to fear Nuer as prophecies by Prophet Isaiah


  20. March 13, 2015 at 10:30 pm



  21. Bith Madhieu
    March 13, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Nothing much weather they rebel had bombe base of ammunition nor Uganda troops as reported it, yet they are not controlling area but sure the rebel should be clear out within South Sudan very soon


  22. March 14, 2015 at 1:49 am

    if you don’t known what is happen now you seen, what is happen . wait for tomorrow


  23. March 14, 2015 at 2:26 am

    Do not mislead the readers. Wadakona is dry and the grass is yellow. How comes it turned green in just one day. This phone dates back to some months ago probably in near Bor.


  24. ater
    March 14, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Simon Both
    This practice of copy and paste methods,may never help communicate the fact ,that ship was set ablaze by Boko Haram disgruntles in Northern Nigeria.Wadekona was left by your fellows in a disastrous defeat,how come that they had ample time to fire at the ship as fled leaving behind many weapons,you tell the truth one day.Propagandized news.


  25. Ayuen De Mach Wel
    March 14, 2015 at 5:25 am

    Stop lying to medias every days(rebels) you need to tell the truths and truths wil give supports from your loyalists(nuers) but not lies. You are going to be flush out of south sudan like goats in garden unless you are going to surrendered like lul Ruai because your aim is money

    By Ruben Ayuen de Mach from Mading -Bor


  26. March 14, 2015 at 5:27 am

    Hello guys i am arround to share good news with you


    • March 14, 2015 at 6:16 am

      Why are you back?


      • GatNor
        March 14, 2015 at 6:53 pm

        You are obviously confused between who is who and who said what. This is not ST-News website anyways. Check the name again. Mi diit Bentiu is not the same as Mi diit.


  27. ater
    March 14, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Mi diit Bentiu
    please tell us that good news,but not lies as some of you are proned to.


  28. ater
    March 14, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Goweng Totbaar
    I think you have critically embarked on telling lies,by giving false interpretations of the Biblical verse of the book of Isaiah which is not attributed to nuerfolks alone,but all the Nilotes in the present day Republic of S.Sudan,that shows how ungodly you are.Do not extent your lies to the Holy Bible,you will gnash your teeth in purgatory,any way since you belief in spear masters,you will all roast in hell fire.Read the of Romans 15:1 up to the end,it talks about govts and loyalty,but as you belief in taking power by coups, you suffer God ‘s everlasting punishment that you are now undergoing on large scales,remember God chooses leaders not one to impose himself on people. Never never never.


  29. March 14, 2015 at 10:38 am

    what prevented you fro sleep come from with in,


  30. March 14, 2015 at 10:41 am

    There will be time for supporters to give up since the dead bodies are not reported to their parents and game will be play by the owner of the much.


  31. March 14, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Are these people really knew the differences between Truth and lies! reinforced using warship/boat, government have alots, types of transport mostly air transportations. I have my brother (Mathiang Anyor) there on the ground in Wedakona centre spoke to me this morning on +211914307705 about the situation there, he told me that, Wedakona is under their control and even there was no any single fisherman whose boat was sat on blaze (burnt) nor Ugandan, Egyptians and Nubians were captured by the rebel. so it seems like you are Facebook fighters. The burning boat photo shown here was sat under fire by Boko Haram in north- eastern Nigeria in the town of Wakuku near Cameron border.


  32. March 16, 2015 at 5:51 am

    I thing kir is neares to peeldown becuase the chancies of is finis becuase at night he disesded to figh with un they will dea like mamedgidafy


  33. Longutu
    March 16, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    It is true that rebels are winning then we have to pray for their victory


  34. junobi
    March 22, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    The trouth must to this picture was taken in juba near the star hotel when there was a baot got barn becouse of electrical problems


  35. junobi
    March 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Is better for you guys to avoid haters among each other becouse the carrent situation in our country needs for us to preach peace to come in s Sudan because most whom are suffering and got kill in both sides are our brothers and sisters in s Sudan so let us try to stop posting fabrication or creating things that doesn’t help will take us no were.


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