Army Admits Defeat in Malakal to Combined Opposition Forces Led by Gen. Johnson Olony

Olony in Malakal

Maj. Gen. Johnson Olony, the Military Commander of former Militia who recent broke away from Salva Kiir troops and took control of his home town in Upper Nile.(Photo: file)

May 16, 2015 (Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s army has admitted losing Malakal town, the capital of oil rich Upper Nile region, to opposition forces led by Maj. Gen. Johnson Olony.

Fighting started yesterday evening after Gen. Olony’s forces accused government forces of launching attacks on their positions around Malakal.

The army spokesman, Col. Philip Aguer, while speaking to SBS Dinka Radio admits that the government headquarters have lost communication with the field commanders.

“As per now, we have no contact with our soldiers in Malakal but I can confirm that there was a coordinated attack which was led by Olony’s forces jointly with the SPLM in Opposition led by Gen. Tanginya.” army’s spokesperson Philip Aguer told Australia based SBS Radio.

The army spokesperson admitted that Gen. Olony has now left the government and joined hands with opposition forces under the leadership of the country’s former Vice President, Dr Riek Machar.

Alhough the SPLM-IO denies backing the fighting, and the recent capture of Malakal by the militia allied forces, South Sudan’s army spokesperson strongly believes that one of the SPLM-IO’s senior commanders, Maj. Gen. Gabriel Tanginya, is directly linked to the latest assaults on government forces.

Opposition sources, however, indicate that the Anyanya fierce fighter, Maj. Gen. Tanginye, proceeded to Addis Ababa after the SPLM/SPLA Pagak leadership conference and he is yet to return to his assignment.

Fighting started in Dolieb Hills at the out skirts of Malakal where Olony’s forces are mostly based.

According to our correspondent in Malakal town, the fighting intensified and reached Malakal town centre at around 6:30pm, leading to occupation of the towns’ main strategic airport and also the river port.

According to reliable sources on the ground, the opposition forces are now headed towards the country’s only functional oils fields at the norther part of the country, Palouch, a distance of approximately 25 Kms away from Malakal.

Malakal has witnessed many shaky ceasefire deals between the pro-government militia forces, which were reintegrated into the main army systems in mid 2013, and the government forces loyal to Pres. Salva Kiir.

The militia general from the minority shilluck (Chollo) tribe, has fought alongside government troops for the past 16 months of the conflict until last month when his deputy was ambushed and killed by pro-government youth.

Analysts warn that the defection of Gen. Olony, who hails from the Upper Nile’s biggest ethnic group, could switch the balance of powers in the region and dynamics of the conflict in favor of the armed opposition SPLM/SPLA.

Juba has tried many mechanisms including the use of Chollo king and community representatives to resolve the differences between Gen. Olony, and the Governor backed government forces in Malakal but all in vain.

  37 comments for “Army Admits Defeat in Malakal to Combined Opposition Forces Led by Gen. Johnson Olony

  1. Abuchook
    May 16, 2015 at 11:38 am





    • May 16, 2015 at 8:18 pm


      Your government is over. The economics of South Sudan flushed down into the toilet. If the regime did not defeat the freedom fighters, how about now that Johnson Olony has taken over Malakal. Do you think the regime will resist these two forces? The Might SPLM-10 and Johnson Olong.

      Friendly advice the regime in Juba is losing big. Soon all the oil fields will be gone. Those who lick the feet of the regime in Juba must leave Juba now because the regime will not afford to provide them with resources. The greed, and heartless must leave Juba now before they are caught up.


      • May 16, 2015 at 10:07 pm

        This government is darkness government because the all things that it has been done for us was negative. Now if God bring these strong people together, rhey will clear out the all Upper Nile with in one week. Those who think Their government still work, forgot about your negative government.


        • May 16, 2015 at 10:44 pm

          Great jobs.
          Let Struggle continue.
          Victory in Greater Upper Nile Region is Certain!


    • May 16, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      pls kiir wife look hw cholo are,thy capture makal


      • May 16, 2015 at 10:13 pm

        Kirr ‘ll hav no spouse any longer.All the girl friends and yow’s(money) lover may have to surrender soon.


  2. May 16, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Akoka is now under SPLA IO tomorrow there will be fighting in Paloch, Duk, Wadakona, Unity in Unity state and all will fall under SPLA IO Mark my words


  3. May 16, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    It looks Olony and the Nuer rebels have less issue with capturing towns. Their only issue lies with holding their positions especially in the contested Malakal. Because doing so would mean trapping themselves in hell. Nonetheless, the rebels must swiftly win to end this mayhem in the country or be defeated as son as possible.


  4. May 16, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    So Johnson is the president of South Sudan.


    • GatNor
      May 16, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Johnson defeated Abuchook of Padang in Malakal and the LDF of Lou Nuers youths are chasing your Bor youths back toward Bor. Your home town Duk was captured with lightening speed. AGUMUT, you and Kuol Manyang Juuk should keep your promises and get your skirts ready. You ganna need to wear them in shame.

      Liked by 1 person

      • May 16, 2015 at 10:01 pm

        If they can remember what they had toldby kuol to reminding themselves whenever the fear strikes in the darkness.


    • Wise Fox
      May 16, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      Our Chollo fighters are going to send Padang Dingoes to Bar El Ghazal where they come from. No jokes with Chollo Dinkas have no place in Upper Nile. Salva government will regret


      • May 17, 2015 at 4:46 am

        Mr stupid Fox Dinkins or Danish people are Free Lions than they can live where ever they choose to live nothing anybody can do about it, including you our cuisines Denka- Nuer. and Denka Shilluk


    • May 16, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      If that’s your nightmare,he can rule south sudan since is a loyalist to his father & mother land. He is a brave and intellegent to lead this nation unlike premitive kirr. You have just realised that salvage killer is no longer a recognise by any country. You dinka to survive in south sudan turn you back to premitive immediatelly before’s to late.


  5. Wise Fox
    May 16, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Our freedom fighters under command of Lt. general Johnson Olony Thabo will celebrate their victory in Puloich tonight, this is not a joke, it’s warning. Kiir’s food lovers were only given 14hrs to leave Puloich, Maluth, Adarr and Renk pacefully within the given time frame, otherwise they are going to be sent to hell by Chollo force (Aguelek) mark my words


  6. May 16, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    TO my brothers Dinkas and Nuers I want to tell you that, the Chollo are the third force that will determine power struggle between you and if one of you underrate us they will face the consequence of defeat. think of three forces if two join against the other one then they carry the day of victory.


  7. May 16, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    There is no government in South Sudan only collected traders name themselves regiment.
    However the killers lose the very strategy town to a visionary freedom fighters had defeated him including his magic man allies.
    Ladies and gentleman, you will shortly hear rocket artillery sound around Paloich’s oil field and fall under opposition control. International community shouldn’t being worries about captured of Malakal town by faction and this is a lesson learn by our relative around globe.


    • May 17, 2015 at 11:19 pm

      Lat Kuem , your Nuer minds of war miscalculation will send you to hell with your big magician GatNuer machar, Nuer never defeated any government and rule , Nuer blessing is to raids cows loots cloths and rape. this are nuer motivation since God created them and that is why they like to be soldiers and joint Nyigat ,where there no law, Nuer had never defeated any government, because they carried all the dirty things of all neighboring tribes to their counties . underwears,clothes ,goats cows, generators,, killing owners all in Nuer hands, God is not stupid to help spoilers, Better Chollo ,they cannot burn their country , they don’t raids other people cattle never , Dinka respect them more then Nuer. Nuer do every things with threat because the are useless in other tribe eyes, at less being respected as terrorist and people fear their live , and that is what Reik is doing ,,crying SPLA chair while was he militia. Nuer is crying to eat oil money ,soooory, let wait war results.


  8. May 16, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I think that is the good lesson to the government of Juba, why the prioritized a person who had once time a rebel, and ignored their own battling operational commanders, who is Olony to be given that extends?, even the 1st
    or one range star SPLA officer is much worthy then him.but don’t celebrates; very soon Olony will soon be capture a lives and he will tell us of SPLA war weaponry and their personnel otherwise Dr. Lam Akol will be Accountable for.


    • May 16, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      It is a threat to Dr lam akol ah? You all know now no returning to malaka lyeah? no crying yet. The worst is comming in next fews day as they take over paloch. I am hearing the salvage is lossing his mind in juba because every one is trying to leave him.


    • Wise Fox
      May 16, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      Bhear Peter,
      Don’t talk nonsenses, do you think, General Olony, a brainless like your father, cowboy hat drunker. soon Johnson Olony will crush you soon in Warrap in June after he clean up Paloich, Maluth, Adarr and Renk. Kiir will soon take refugee in Uganda


      • May 16, 2015 at 10:08 pm

        There ‘ll be no resistance in paloch because no one want to loss his life for kirr(killer) anymore. They will just uncloth thier uniform and cross in to sudan.


    • May 16, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      Bhear Peter,

      What are you going to do with Dr Lam Akol? You and your government touch him, and you will regret very badly. Your government killed Johson Olony’s second man. And you expect Johnson Olony to sit and watch his people being killed?


  9. D.james
    May 16, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    It seem to be joyable, but its not enough. go go go freedom fighters till u reach paloch!!!!!!!!!


  10. May 16, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    That is good news for every man who have a visions of his country. In next hours you will hear another news and that is how the might come to our country. Those rotten regimes in juba mustard must go whether they like or not


  11. May 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Plz dinkas, your words are beyound measure.
    what ghossivness are you, while you are not in front line
    don’t you think that Musieven is going to leave you soon just to load his pocket and leave you alone?
    who do you think will come and fight for you again while the world already improved your fake gov’rment?
    No matter what, freedom fighters gonna sweep you to the hell.
    plz you dinkas for the sake of these among you who feel shamed for what uneducated salva kiir’s doing, why don’t you think about your children future while your top trader leaders will go to leave our nation and you as well very soon, just to full their pocket with our people bloods money?
    plz mark these words as human.
    To you Abuchook i really know the true person you are by your words.
    Plz answer me as human.
    How 100% human being can advocates some one(witch salva kiir) who exposing/ fading your tribe’s dignity,culture,inspiration,spirit and tribe’s motion feelings to outside world?
    Is there word “shame” found in your language? If so why do you suport regime that loads our nations wealth to his friends?
    Have you ever heard in this world that freindship could be made by nation’s properties? Sh..irt boring prsident!
    So what don’t you think as human that our future would be (Including you)?
    Don’t you blieve that truth can only suffer not die?
    If so why do you hesitate to know that freedom fighters are gonna and able to achieve their victory (by all mean such as gun, peace)?
    Plz abuchook don’t mislead your people, or else you will see the prize.


    • GatNor
      May 17, 2015 at 3:31 am

      Liel jaangne ,

      “The civil populations accused the government of Salva Kiir of targeting civilians and their properties in the area, they said SPLA/ IO once they captured the area they never resort to the looting Bor killing like what the govt is doing”

      “When Nuer value is not longer adequate to hold the community together instead of self-interests, the community faces big challenges” Kim Deng[ The 6th Stages]

      “By 2016, the non-Dinka[Jaang] tribes across Dinka[Jaang] Kingdom especially the Nuer[Naath] who never surrender to any colonial or Kingship will be subdue to the maximum”Kim Deng[The 6th Stages]

      (Kim Deng Is A Military Historian) Please Read
      — The 6th Stage of the Dinka[Jaang] Kingdom —


  12. Opimoli mario
    May 17, 2015 at 12:08 am

    Government officials including Malong and Kual Manyangg are at the airport boarding to exile Olony and Gatweach Dual Tagyinya Oyeeeeeeeee


    • May 17, 2015 at 5:10 am

      first, capture Ayod, Panyagor, Bor and Mangala. then maybe those who are using Kirr for money will start gathering at the airports.


    • May 17, 2015 at 5:32 am

      mario I just want to ask you a sample questions, where are you now? are you in south sudan or in diaspora?


  13. mindra loa local pageri payam ,madi corridor EE,SS
    May 17, 2015 at 1:22 am

    i can measures my happiness that am filled with,freedom is coming too soon,Olony oyeee……. and spla in opposition oyeee……God bless my people


    • May 17, 2015 at 5:15 am

      Mr madi freedom is not a free give you can work for it as we free lions Denkas bought from sudan with our lives to let you and your parents live free in pageri.


  14. Gatwech
    May 17, 2015 at 5:34 am

    The rise and fall of stupid majority corruptists government; Why are so called borned to rule running like rats whose their bush is on fire and their their hole completely flooded?? You have brought shame to Dr. Garang’s legacy. Borned to rule is on dustbin of history. this is true harder to swallow. We must embrance this philosophic verse ” Borned to reform,Democratise, Liberate, Prosperify and reign forever” We have reformed the movement from new Sudan to Independent South Sudan, all of you know the current history. Reform and victory is certain!!! Viva SPLAIO!!


  15. wut e nuer
    May 17, 2015 at 9:24 am

    it will not help you guys. think big this time, you better join SPLA-IO or run to Uganda before things be worse . better surrender


  16. May 17, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Yeah…I (Nuer) proud to be at the right side of history.
    plz witches(dinkas) word is d/t from action, why you are just keep talking w/out action?
    Look around world is laughing at you, knowing that you are making acoup against our new born nation instead of freedom fighters.
    illuminate salva kiir will not slake with the bloods but be poisoned by bloods of clean hands children that he murdred.
    Now is time to hold your own pen and pages to write down the down fall of your regime and the beginning of true democracy achieved by almightiest freedom fighters for all.
    I blieve we are eye witness now to our nation’s history.
    jaang plz have you ever heard in this world that rebels could be suported by international polcy? BIG NO!… so don’t ever try to say again as you human being.
    While the reverse is true,dinkas are (kiir) rebeled against our nation, your time is at hand .
    Here why are you letting makue lueth to be an officer of your regime while it is not fit for him to hold that position to coordinates you to intelligency and well educated world?
    Don’t you have other person to hold that position for you, even 8 grade?
    Shame on you dinkas, world is turning her back from you now, and stand for innoncent freedom fighters.
    Naath oyeeeeeee.
    Shiluk oyeeeeeee.


    • May 17, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      Liel cieth ,Nuer you run like rat, in Malakal last year and you think Chollo ,will remain there ,wait and you see, Dr: Lam Akol and Dr:Reik ,were Arab Militias warriors , and together with their father Bashir, listen to Dinka , CPA, until two Militia Drs : came running to have positions. so now they have stolen all money of South Sudan ,and back to bush. Nuer are randoms fighters and looters spoilers who burnt all the country and want to be respected as tribe to rule never. the power Dinka used in the bush will let them crush Bashir militias ,who promise him that panthou and Abyei will be part of Sudan if Dr: Reik came as president in exchanges of guns . Dr: Lam Akol is potential rebel , and he must not leave Juba. with time he will be doom. Olony soon will be humble by Padang otherwise all Chollo must go to Khartoum to be citizen there , Padang liberators will not listen civilian Militias who give himself rank .


  17. May 18, 2015 at 3:45 am



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