South Sudan: National Salvation Front (NAS) rebel group accuses army of multiple attacks
The National Salvation Front (NAS), an hold-out armed group in South Sudan, has accused pro-government troops of attacking its positions in parts of Yei River State.
In a statement issued on Monday, NAS claimed the South Sudan army (SSPDF) attacked its positions in Lasu payam and Mitika areas on Friday, in violation of the cessation of hostilities agreement.
“The attack continued for the last two days in which the NAS gallant forces fought back in self-defence and repulsed the attackers,” said NAS spokesperson, Suba Samuel Manase.
He said 19 SSPDF soldiers were killed and ammunition captured by NAS, claims which Sudan Tribune could not independently verify.
The hold-out armed group has, however, vowed to defend its positions as well as civilians currently living in areas under its control.