South Sudan: South Sudan Democratic Army (SSDA) rebel leader George Athor killed in Central Equatoria
Notorious South Sudanese Rebel Leader George Athor was killed yesterday in a cross fire with the Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) in Morobo county – says Vice President Dr Riek Machar.
Speaking to the press just an hour ago, Riek read said that, “On December 19th, 2011 an SPLA Border Patrol at Morobo County of Central Equatoria State clashed with elements that were in company of Lt. Gen. George Athor. This took place around 1800 Hours. George Athor and one other soldier were killed instantly.
He explained that, “George Athor had infiltrated to the South Sudan borders, coming from Rwanda and driving through Eastern borders of Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC and Uganda. He was in a drive to recruit in Central Equatoria. His body will be handed over to his relatives for burial.”