April 8, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Local authority from South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal State confirms that a Sudanese Antonov has bombed in Raja County yesterday.
According to James Benjamin, the County Commissioner, the Antonov from Sudan dropped 24 bombs in Deleiba Payam at around 1:30pm, South Sudan local time.
“What happened is an Antonov of Sudan at 1:32 bombed Deleiba Payam with 24 bombs. Twenty bombs fell within the village and four fell outside in the forest.” Mr. Benjamin explains.
Unlike in the past, Benjamin believes that the residents escaped the targeted scenes as soon as they heard the Antonov approaching, and so no body was hurt.
“The citizens when they heard the sound of the bombs had fled so there were no casualties among the civilians.” Benjamin explains.
The Sudanese warplanes have bombed in Raja County, lately in 2014, in pursuit of their rebels, who are believed to be hosted in the County, an allegation that the commissioner denies.
The two neighboring Sudans have exchanged accusations on harboring and supporting rebels groups of the other.
Four factions of Sudanese rebels are believed to be fighting alongside Salva Kiir troops in Unity and Upper Nile state.