South Sudan government spokesperson, Benjamin Marial has said Sudan army is moving to Unity state.
Marial said two Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) brigades and sixteen tanks accompanied by Mujahedeen are currently moving towards the state.
“The intent is to capture and occupy the oil fields,” Marial told journalists at the Ministry of Information in Juba today.
Marial, who is also the Minister of Information, said initial reports confirm that four civilians, one of them a child were wounded when SAF bombarded Abiemnhom, a town within South Sudan.
The spokesperson condemned the bombardment of innocent civilians and called on Sudan to withdraw its forces immediately.
Marial urged United Nations and African Union to hold Sudan responsible for the attacks.
Asked on the cancellation of flights between Juba and Khartoum, he said, “Sudan is free to decide and we expect them to take civilized decisions.”
He added that Khartoum is worried of South Sudanese returning back to their country.
Marial explained that as a sign of good neighbourliness, South Sudan allows Misseriya and Rizigat to graze their cattle freely in .
South Sudan’s ministry of interior has sent a team to Khartoum to issue national documents for the IDPs in Sudan
Addressing the same press conference, SPLA spokesperson, Phillip Aguer blamed Khartoum of attacking South Sudan, but had been repulsed.
“Seven MIGs bombed our positions supported by big forces, but SPLA repulsed the attack,” SPLA spokesperson, Philip Aguer said.
He said SPLA is in defensive position and will never cross into Sudan.
Aguer said that 12 SAF soldiers who surrendered to SPLA said there are plans by Sudan to destabilize South Sudan.The spokesperson said that SAF use foreign pilots.
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Friday, 7 September 2012