Heavy clashes occurred on Thursday between two South Sudanese army factions in Mayom county, leaving dozens dead and several others wounded, a resident said.
James Makuey a resident of the area has told Sudan Tribune that the fighting was between forces loyal to South Sudan army Gen. Buay Rolyang and a group allied to Mathew Puljang in Mayom.
“As we speak now, fighting is still going on and so many people have died,” he said, adding that a number of civilians have been injured.
Another resident, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the attack on Buay’s residence caused a split within the military.
“The fighting has stopped for a while, but all forces from both sides are within the town. No one was defeated and it seems they are waiting for reinforcement somewhere,” he said.