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Interview with rebel leader George Athor on fighting in Upper Nile state.


SOUTH SUDAN ACCUSED KHARTOUM WEDNESDAY OF BACKING A CROSS-BORDER ATTACK AT KAKA TOWN BY MILITIA GROUPS THAT LEFT OVER 72 PEOPLE DEAD IN UPPER NILE STATE LAST WEEK. THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS IN UPPER NILE STATE PETER LAM BOTH SAYS SOUTH SUDAN’S ARMY MANAGED TO PUSH THE MILITIA OUT THE AREA. THE MINISTER ADDED THAT S-P-L-A CAPTURED THREE REBELS AND SOME WEAPONS. THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SOUTH SUDAN ARMY SAID THE GROUP THAT RAIDED KAKA WAS A MIXTURE OF ARABS AND MILITIA UNITS FROM SOUTH SUDAN UNDER THE COMMAND OF RENEGADE GENERALS GORDON KONG AND GEORGE ATHOR. GEORGE ATHOR ADMITTED FIGHTING IN KAKA, BUT SAYS HIS FORCE DOES NOT DEPEND ON ANY SUPPORT FROM SUDAN GOVERNMENT

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