SPLA-IO troops allied to South Sudan’s former First Vice President Riek Machar admitted that at least two soldiers allied to his faction were killed and three others injured during a clash with government forces at Natabu area west of Wau town.
According to SPLA-IO spokesman Col. William Gatjiath Deng on Tuesday said that they repulsed attacks launched by government forces on their position in the area.
Gatjiath admitted that at least two SPLA-IO soldiers were killed and three others wounded from their side during the clashes. He also claimed they also killed several government soldiers at Natabu.
The rivalry between the ruling faction led by President Kiir and the other opposition faction led by Riek Machar continues to worsen the peace the world’s youngest nation. The crisis has left hundreds killed and several fleeing to the neighbouring countries as refugees.