May 15, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Latest reports from Malakal, the capital of Upper Nile state, confirm that a heavy fighting resumes this evening within the town of Malakal.
“Fighting erupted in Malakal just an hour ago and still ongoing. pro- govt militias and it’s allies launched an offensive against position of general Olony.” Dickson Gatluak of SPLM/SPLA-IO said.
According to Nyamilepedia correspondent in Malakal, fighting resumed two hours ago between the forces of Maj. Gen. Johnson Olony and other government forces loyal to president Salva Kiir.
The credible source reiterates that Gen. Olony has captured the major areas including the town centre and the airport as the government forces yet again withdraw northwards.
Olony captured the town from the government troops three weeks ago but later withdraw to the south of the town to allow government peace initiative to reunite the forces.
After sending two delegations to mediate the two “government factions”, the president in a meeting held at Bilpham Headquarters, gave orders that Olony must come to Juba without delay, however, the General has not shown up for the past two weeks.
According to the latest leaked reports, Maj. Gen. Olony switched contacts from Juba to SPLM/SPLA-IO.
While the SPLA [Juba] field commander, Gen. Akangelo Abango, admitted losing contacts with Olony earlier this week, the SPLA military spokesman, Col. Philip Aguer, has just lost contact with the two generals.
The SPLA-IO denies any involvement in the current fighting in Malakal. According to Dickson Gatlauak “SPLA/IO forces are not involving in the ongoing fight.”