Jonglei, Unity State Fighting Continues As Juba Airport Opens

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The two states went under fire today after a group of armed attackers stormed the military barracks in the town of Bor in Jonglei State. The fighting happened at Pan Pandiar army headquarters and Malual-Chaat Military camp.

Bor in Jonglei state and Unity state continue to have military clashes as the gun battle in South Sudan enters day three.
 
The two states went under fire today after a group of armed attackers stormed the military barracks in the town of Bor in Jonglei State. The fighting happened at Pan Pandiar army headquarters and Malual-Chaat Military camp.
 
In an interview with the Sudan tribune, the army spokesperson Phillip Aguer confimed that the army installations had been raided by attackers and forced the army to flee.
 
Fighting has been going on in South Sudan since Sunday. It is believed the fighting was started by forces loyal to Riek Machar in the Tiger Forces Brigade, which is the Presidential guard force.
 
President Salva Kiir in a presser following the attack said the forces were being commanded by his former Vice President Riek Machar arising out of differences between them over the SPLM constitution and manifesto.
 
Riek Machar has however denied the claims and instead accused Kiir of trying to instigate civil war because his leadership had been challenged within the ruling SPLM.
 
Machar who is a wanted man now says he has fled Juba to an unidentified location for fear of his life. In another interview with the BBC, Riek says his bodyguards have been killed and his home bombed down by government forces, a situation that puts his life in danger.
 
A former Education minister Peter Adwok has spoken out about the fighting in Juba claiming it was started after Kiir ordered the disarmament of the Nuer soldiers in the Tiger Forces Brigade who resisted and opened fire.
 
Reports coming out of Juba indicate that the President Salva Kiir in his latest address to the press has offered to have talks with Riek Machar over the impasse.
 
Ten former ministers who walked out of the SPLM conference with Riek Machar are under arrest and another four including him are being hunted by Government forces.
 
The fighting has displaced over 20,000 civilians who are currently living in the UN compound.
 
The situation in Juba continues to normalise with the airport opening up to flights this afternoon. Reports from Radio Tamazuj also indicate that banks have opened up for work in Juba despite an ongoing curfew that starts at 6pm and ends at 6 am in the morning.
 
Okello Oryem Uganda’s foreign affairs minister says there will be no intervention into the South Sudan crisis until the AU or UN approve of it.