UN says South Sudan army, holdout groups killed over 100 people in southern region
July 4th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan government troops and holdout opposition groups killed over 100 people in the country’s Central Equatoria region according to a UN report released Tuesday.
The report said the killing started immediately since the government of President Salva Kiir Mayardiit and opposition groups signed a revitalized peace agreement in September 2018.
“Civilians deliberately and brutally targeted during surge in conflict in Central Equatoria More than 100 civilians were killed and almost the same number of women and girls were raped or suffered other sexual violence during a surge in conflict in the Central Equatoria region of South Sudan” the report partly read.
The report said at least 104 civilians were killed and 187 others were kidnapped following attacks on villages in the former Central Equatoria state region.
“These incidents included 30 attacks on villages and led to the killing of 104 civilians and wounding of another 35 as well as the abduction of 187 people,” the report said.
The findings published by the Human Rights Division of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, pointed an accusing finger mainly at the Government’s SSPDF and some groups of the National Democratic Alliance (SSNDA) led by NAS leader General Thomas Cirilo Swaka.