South Sudan: SPLM/SPLA rebels claim capture of Mundri town, officials deny
The South Sudanese rebel faction led by former vice president, Riek Machar, claimed their forces have captured Mundri town in Western Equatoria state.
“The spokesperson in the office of the chairman and commander-in-chief,SPLM/SPLA, do hereby announce the capture today [Friday] of Mundri town in Western Equatoria state by our gallant forces under the overall command of Major General Elias Lako Jada,” Machar’s spokesperson, James Gatdet Dak said in a statement issued on Friday evening.
He said Mundri town, about 200km west of the country’s capital, was strategic since it links Juba to the state capital, Yambio.
“We congratulate our freedom fighters for the victory,” said Dak, adding that more details on the matter would follow later.