South Sudanese government on Monday said they repulsed attack by rebels on Farajalla town, about 36km from the state capital of Western Bahr el Ghazal, Wau, but opposition forces said they were in full control of the area after flushing out government troops.
The commissioner of Wau county, Elia Kamilio Dimo, said South Sudanese army, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), had on Monday morning repulsed an attack attempted on their position in Wau county of Farajalla Payam by rebel forces allied to former vice president, Riek Machar.
“The forces of SPLA-in-Opposition attacked our forces this morning and they were repulsed in Farajalla,” Dimo told Sudan Tribune on Monday from Bagari Wau county headquarters.
“The SPLA forces are in full control of the area and that the situation on the ground is quite normal after the incident,” he said.
However the commissioner did not elucidate any casualty on both sides, he said the SPLA forces were still in forest pursuing the attackers.