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Rebel Athor Admits Leading Deadly South Sudan Attacks

South Sudan is accusing Khartoum of backing a cross-border attack at Kaka town in Upper Nile state by rebel groups that left over 72 people dead. The dead include at least 15 Southern Army soldiers.

The Minister of Information in Upper Nile state, Peter Lam, says South Sudan’s army has since pushed the militia back out the area.

The spokesman for the South Sudan army says the group responsible for the raid was a mixture of Sudanese and local militias under the command of renegade generals Gordon Kong and George Athor.

Athor admits fighting in Kaka, but says his force does not depend on Khartoum for support.

Click the link below or at top right for an interview with Athor by VOA’s John Tanza.

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    John Tanza

    John Tanza works out of VOA’s Washington headquarters and is the managing editor and host of the South Sudan In Focus radio program.