Mar 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm world

South Sudanese rebels advance on Jonglei’s Duk county

March 26, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA/JUBA) – South Sudanese rebels of the SPLM/A In Opposition said on Tuesday their forces have advanced on Jonglei state’s Duk county after repulsing government troops and their foreign allies who had attacked their defence positions on Monday in the Greater Bor area.
In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, the rebels military spokesperson, Brig Lul Ruai Koang, said that rebels had taken full control of the main town of Duk Padiet in Duk county after defeating the government forces in the area.

Duk Padiet town is north-east of Jonglei state’s capital, Bor, and strategic area for the defence of the state capital.

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