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S. Sudan Rebels: 700 govt soldiers have defected to our side

South Sudan

Newscast Media KHARTOUM—Rebels fighting against the South Sudanese government
say that 700 men from government troops have defected with all their equipment and
joined them.

South Sudanese President Salva “Kiir’s army has suffered its biggest mass defection
since the current conflict began on 15th December,” rebel spokesman Lul Ruai Koang
said in a statement issued on Thursday.

Koang said the defectors “engineered an internal revolt, opened fire on loyalist soldiers
and in the process killed the commanding officer with the rank of colonel.”


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