IGAD Mediation Extremely Dismayed, yet Again, at the Heavy Fighting Continuing in Malakal, Upper Nile State of South Sudan
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
May 16, 2015 (Nyamilepedia) — According to preliminary reports filed by the IGAD Monitoring and Verification Team-MVT on ground, fighting has been going on in Malakal since yesterday evening. Shilluk militia forces of General Johnson Olony joined by forces from the SPLM/ SPLA -IO attacked against Government forces in and around Malakal.
The IGAD Mediation is deeply frustrated by the spread of violence to Upper Nile and strongly condemns this serious violation of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA) by SPLM/SPLA-IO and its allied forces and urge the warring Parties to immediately end the killings and all hostilities ravaging the country.
The IGAD Special Envoys again urge the warring Parties to adhere to the commitment they made in the eyes of their people and the international community, and resort to peaceful way of ending the crisis without further delay. ##
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