South Sudan Clears Landing Permit For Rebel Leader Machar’s Aircrafts

OSINT SUMMARY, April 25, 2016

South Sudan finally issued clearance for landing permit of two aircrafts that will transport the first Vice President designate and his accompanying delegation.

Machar, the rebel leader has failed to turn up in Juba whereby he was expected to be sworn in as the first Vice President as stipulated in August 2015 peace deal.

Machar has been delaying his arrival to Juba, making demands to travel with is delegation with 17 rocket propelled grenades, one grenade launcher, two 12.7 mm guns, and 23 PKM machine guns.

The clearance was authorized by the Director General of the Internal Security Bureau (ISB) of the national security service (NSS) for the landing of the two aircrafts scheduled for Monday 25th April 2016.

Machar had demand that his 195 troops SPLA-IO, their weapons and the coming of the chief of general staff to be allowed to travel to Juba ahead of Machar though it is not clear if the landing permit encompass the 195 troops and the weaponry.

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