The Battle of Ayod, How The Ugandans Failed To Rescues Their Counterparts!

A truck, leveled as a property of Jonglei state government, under used somewhere within Jonglei state by the Opposition(Photo: file)

A truck, leveled as a property of Jonglei state government, under used somewhere within Jonglei state by the Opposition(Photo: file)

March 27, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Latest reports from the strategic town of Ayod, which has been contested for the last three days by the warring parties, confirmed that South Sudan government and Uganda troops have incurred one of the major consualties since the outbreak of conflict in December, 2013.

According to military sources of SPLA [in Opposition], the strategic town of Ayod was overran by the rebels today, 27th March, 2015, leaving massive destruction and trails of dead bodies all over the town.

Reached over a Satellite phone from Ayod county, Captain Gatwech Bol, who speaks for the opposition under the Military Governor, Maj. Gen. Gabriel Duop Lam, alleged that their forces have captured the major installations, including the airport, two government tanks, ammunition store full of military equipments, six pick-up trucks amounted with artillery, a “good number” of AK47 and many light weapons, a report that was also confirmed by the military Spokesman, Col. Lony T. Ngundeng.

“Today Our forces under the command of Major General Gabriel Duop Lam, made it through and capture more ammunition in the stores in a big quantity as well as two tanks which were found grounded or switch-off during the operation.” SPLA military Spokesman, Col Lony T. Ngundeng reiterated in a Press Release seen by our editorial team

The rebels, who could be heard ululating and chanting war songs over the phone, claim to have counted 189 bodies of South Sudanese and Ugandan origin in Ayod town centre, and 37 others in the past two days between Ayod and Bhol, where the major battles were fought before the government troops retreated to Ayod headquarters.

The armed Opposition alleged that a Ugandan warplane, hovering over the town while trying to reinforce the government troops, has narrowly escaped being gunned down in the late evening.

At around 3Am, South Sudan local time, the SPLA-IO source reiterated that the government troops and allied Ugandan mercenaries, which they claimed to have scattered in Palieth forest, a distance of about 30 minutes away from the town centre, might be regrouping for another encounter in the morning, however, the white armies are determined to fight on.

“Palieth is the only way out for these terrorists, but they will never escape. The forest has died down, no more hiding, at 5am we will get them one by one. We cleared those who ran towards Pulchuolchany and Kalibalek.” Captain Gatwech Bol emotionally stated.

According to Col. Lony T. Ngundeng, the military spokesman of SPLA [IO], the joint Operation that matched onto Ayod comprised of two units: a Local Defense Force under the umbrella of Gawaar-Nuer White Army, and SPLA-IO gallant forces under the overall command of Maj. Gen. Gabriel Duop Lam, the military governor of Phou State and former Minister of Law of Jonglei state.

“This morning the SPLA forces in a joint operation with local defense force or (LDF) manage to flash out the government forces in their position in Ayot, jonglei state.” Said Col, Lony, the Military spokesman of SPLA[IO].

Col. Lony believes that their forces were forced to recapture Ayod headquarters after the allied troops of President Salva Kiir tried to encroach their territories in search of food and territorial gains.

“The fighting had been on for the last three days since on Tuesday when government troops came out from their trenches to advance to our different locations…. But our gallant forces manage to capture the whole town today.” The SPLA spokesman confirmed.

The Spokesman is confident that their forces will maintain grasp of the strategic town of Ayod should they clear the pockets of Palieth forests since they have overwhelming support from the local population.

“Since Our forces already got degree of adoptability that allow them to go along with the environment that they live compare to the government forces who are being flown from different areas to greater Upper Nile with little knowledge about the map, ending up to get lost in the bushes during the operation which give our forces an advantage in the cost of fighting.” Ngundeng told Nyamilepedia Press over the phone from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

SPLA sources have further confirmed that the rebels have destroyed the barber wire fence that the government troops created to prevent their forces from fleeing the town.

In addition to barber wire fencing, the government troops are accused by the local population of having planted landmines in areas that surround Ayod headquarters.

The mines in Bhol area have reportedly inflicted many casualties, on both sides, in the last three days.

A Tough Road For The Ugandans in Rescue Mission

UPDF officers undergoING drills in South Sudan recently in preparation of the next phase of war (Photo: DPU)

UPDF officers undergoING drills in South Sudan recently in preparation of the next phase of war (Photo: DPU)

On the other hand, the “battled hardened” Ugandan People Defense Force (UPDF), launched in December 2013, to rescue Salva Kiir government in “four days” are struggling to rescue their colleagues, fifteen months later, in Ayod town, Jonglei state.

The warplane, believed to be Ugandan, has allegedly made three attempts to land in Ayod today but all in vain as rebel fighters claim to have attempt to shoot it down.

A well known Ugandan brigadier general, Brig Geoffrey Kakama, who has fought in Somalia, was killed here in Kuachdeng Payam of Ayod County, during the first seven days battle in April 2014 that ended with capturing of Ayod.

The government spokesman, Col. Philip Aguer, announced the heavy battle in Ayod on SSTV, however, he denies any defeat of his troops, saying that the loyal forces have repulsed the SPLA-IO forces.

According to Col. Aguer, the SPLA [Juba] has lost only three soldiers with 13 others sustaining wounds while the SPLA[IO] lost 54 fighters.

“in Jonglei the rebels of Riek Machar attacked Ayod on the morning of the 25th [March] at 0530 and the attack lasted an hour and a quarter before they withdrew leaving 54 bodies of their soldiers on the field and SPLA is [still] controlling Ayod.” Col. Philip Aguer said three days ago.

Latest attempt to reach Col. Philip Aguer to comment on the latest fighting have failed, however, other government sources revealed that the government has declared war to quilt rebellion before July 9th, 2015.

“The top Military Command of Friendly Forces to the National Army namely; … South Sudan Liberation Army and South Sudan Democratic Army in a Joint Command meeting resolved to totally crush Riek Machar’s Rebellion in Greater Upper Nile Region by 9th July 2015.” said an allied rebel Brig. general, Lul Ruai Koang, who now speaks for Salva Kiir government.

In his latest speech during a youth gathering in Juba, President Salva Kiir revealed that he has ordered the SPLA [Juba] to get out of trenches and pursue the rebels, reiterating that sanctions won’t prevent the fighting.

“I have been respecting you all this time and this time should Riek Machar come to attack my forces again, I will strike them and pursue them into their areas. And we will not stop. If sanctions will be imposed on South Sudan simply because we are fighting for our self-defence, we will do it” President Salva Kiir said.

The government troops in Ayod County, however, have been sandwiched in fenced garrisons in Ayod headquarters, leaving the opposition in control of more than 95% of the county.

In other reports, Ugandan troops have allegedly driven a convoy with 25 battle tanks and heavy weapons through West Nile road to Yei, South Sudan, a report that is yet to be verified by Nyamilepedia editorial team.

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  37 comments for “The Battle of Ayod, How The Ugandans Failed To Rescues Their Counterparts!

  1. March 27, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Puolwaar diu and Bochaar Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  2. GatNor
    March 28, 2015 at 12:08 am

    The defeat of the terrorist ethnic regime of South Sudan and its combined coward allied forces is certain.

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    • Lual Deng Gach
      March 28, 2015 at 4:33 am

      this is good news for opposition forces because ever defeats to the government forces will make Mr president think right and accept peace then war or just step down to safe your country from disaster.

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      • March 28, 2015 at 6:38 am

        War and tactics,may be they allow you in to study your military strategy.

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    • March 28, 2015 at 4:57 am

      SPLM-IO will not rule us even you dance,we are majority,we will defeat you.Twic county alone can defeat SPLM-IO if they want.

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  3. Mary Pal
    March 28, 2015 at 12:21 am

    God blessing you freedom fighters!

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  4. Kuiyang Diew Kuny
    March 28, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Well done Ney tin Naath. Gawar/Yod never become a Ugandans land. The struggle continues. Governor Duop Lam Oyee, Freedom fighters Oyee, Freedom of South Sudanese oyee. Show and prove to them what our great grandfathers did to British during colonization of the then Sudan.

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  5. March 28, 2015 at 1:33 am

    This war is war deeped down to generations!

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  6. March 28, 2015 at 1:51 am

    The poor Ugandan troops suffer their decision for money.

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  7. March 28, 2015 at 2:37 am

    GO, GO freedom fighter just we want hear there is panic in state Capital Bor .Ugandan money love must go back with cry

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  8. Madong Kuoth
    March 28, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Job well done Freedom Fighters. Big congratulations to Freedom Fighters and their allies LDF and their Commanders. Good God is blessing you all. Next Capital Bor.

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  9. March 28, 2015 at 4:00 am

    congratulations’ God is allways guiding you

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  10. i may god blest nuer
    March 28, 2015 at 4:04 am

    For. Ever. We. Are on. Top. In. Sudan. What. We. Have. The. Roylity. In. That. Land

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  11. March 28, 2015 at 4:06 am

    Congra to freedom fighter’s,

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  12. Bentiu Ramaran
    March 28, 2015 at 4:45 am

    I am optimistic that Nuer blood that spilled out everywhere in South Sudan will one day end up freeing all South Sudanese from all walk, young and old, rich and poor from a dictatorship regime. Kiir is a young dictator who does not know what he is doing. He is visionless, power hungry, goofy, tribalist, and he is totally a foolish world leader.

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  13. March 28, 2015 at 4:47 am

    Now our wish is to go towards Bor.
    more news are coming——-!

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  14. Dantut
    March 28, 2015 at 4:48 am

    Only Machar is capable to bring national unity of government, change and sustainable development in South Sudan. It should be a good idea if the people of South Sudan give Dr.Machar a chance to rule so that he can establish inclusive governtment base on democractic values. Machar has a vision of creating a better society for all South Sudanese to live in and he therefore deserves to be president in South Sudan.

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    • Deng II
      March 28, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Riek Machar will become president of South sudan when no single Dinka still breathing.

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  15. March 28, 2015 at 4:52 am

    Let them go to hell with their collaborators, Freedom fighters Oyee, The Victory is certain!

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  16. March 28, 2015 at 5:21 am

    Please Philiph prepare yourself where you go two day later on.

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  17. March 28, 2015 at 5:42 am

    That is a result of declaring war using foreign troops who never know the area. How come Kiir Kuethpiny Declare war using Uganda? Where is Jaang(Dut ku beny)? they all gone. Now it is a time to know who is who in the whole region of East Africa. Nuer will defeat every body brought to fight them, Just wait more victory are coming

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  18. March 28, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Agumut, if you can defeat IO a lone why hired UPDF to protect Jonglei from Nuer?

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    • March 28, 2015 at 6:26 am

      Most of you on here are not in the front Lines,another news will come very soon instead of dancing.

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  19. March 28, 2015 at 6:13 am

    spla in opp oyeeeeee

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    • March 28, 2015 at 11:32 am

      No single day Nuer will change the mind of rebellious killing innocent people will not bring peace to south sudan there is no single day Dr riak machar will rule south sudan Doctor of killing innocent blood in south sudan remember what he did in Bor in 1991 when shall he change his mentality subtle as leader of the people for the by the people U better watch Nuer people of ur mentality sick .

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      • Roberts ohisa
        March 28, 2015 at 9:20 pm

        Gari you must be the only idiot, kirr is adinka a foolish one too, he has nothing just an empty head, that’s whyhe put that black hat. That hat is a simbe of stupidity in south sudan. The man think that by dictating he can rule people. Try to dictate your own wife then see whether that famile can stand. Even agrade 2 child can think better than salva kirr. What is the purpose of being the president? Which man can steal food from his hangry children and give to ugandans. Is someone has a brain hoew can salva kirr donated a million dollers when his soldiet ate dying in the ftont line with no food, when thousand of people are being feed by the united nations. People of south sudan is this a president worith to fight fore? When John Grang died a told the Dinkas not pick salva kirr as president one the reason i told them was not he can not be able to lead he only know how to dictate, the second point was let Jame iqa lead the people. the refused and ser what happen now. We knew salva during the spla khartoum war. He was one the caward just like koul manyang.

        Robert

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  20. March 28, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Hey guys you are dancing for nothing, call back home to hear the breaking news in Ayod.

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  21. March 28, 2015 at 8:14 am

    ugandan must know that who is netinath nuer and they will blame foolish salva kiir who buogh them of money. ugandan and dinka have no capacity to with nuer 100% becuose they know matoka

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  22. Wal Reath
    March 28, 2015 at 9:17 am

    This is good achievement for Antigovt, South Sudan is for south Sudanese a lone. We need civilian govt, where civilian are free to choose who will be their leader.

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  23. Ater Adel Macher
    March 28, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Dividing South Sudan to tribal states as Dr. Rick does can’t make him visionary leader alone…forget others mistake he committed. We looking for really visionary leaders not those grabs of so called SPLA in Juba or SPLA IO or 7 or 11 group..The lot this country enough. Think logically brothers…This country is ours not for SPLA/M alone with has different names…

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    • March 29, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      misunderstanding or fighting can even occure in one family,like Naath and jaang.
      but if a brother called his friend to help him murder his own brother! that family would not easly be united a gain.bringing Uganda army in to our own domestics problem,is
      an insults to the history of dinka and a shameful to their future.what happed in Juba is not good in any humanbeing except those who see things through their rear end.if it was done to dinka,i would fight the same way as i’m doing for Naath.

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  24. March 28, 2015 at 11:36 am

    KIIR IS GREAT LEADER

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  25. eric
    March 28, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    The old guy(m7) veiws a defeat of his army as a taboo.The updf stranded in enemy territory must be rescued or else museveni faces critisism 4rm people.So machars’ win is temporary as long as updf is in south sudan

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  26. March 28, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Attention, Attention please,
    I am afraid and felt sorry for you guys for the celebration of baseless victory, SPLA is in full control of Ayod, ashamed on you, collaborators and coward greediest who are shielding in UNMISS and encourage death of innocent pple it become a day light dream victory and I swear that dull so called Duop Lam in whose I knew him in the last sigh with him in DR. G University where he all the times obtains (F) will not win this war!

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  27. Albino Kosti
    March 28, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    My special thanks go to Major Gen. Gabriel Duop Lam for organizing our Gawaar young men to defence and finally defeat the combined mercenary enemy. From the beginning of the war in South Sudan you used all your energy to protect our land and its people. I also thank the chief of stuff of SPLM- IO Simon Gatwech Dual for this wonderful victory under his leadership commands. The next stop should be Bor Town !

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  28. March 28, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    Being a refugee is not easy,Dancing Dancing and Dancing. For those big position seekers who just walk out and joined the so-called SPLM-IO will one day regret because their Passports have been block and all their Bank accounts had being Frozen too. It is the same to Riek machar and Mabior Garang. Stolen money have gone for good,may be they are intelligent enough to hide those stolen money. People should understand Mabior Garang because his everything have being shutdown.

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  29. March 29, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Reblogged this on NAIROBI CONFIDENTIAL.

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