The South Sudan Peoples Defense Forces (SSPDF) has blamed General
Thomas Cirillo’s National Salvation Front for killing 19 civilians in
Yei River State on Thursday. A statement from the Spokesperson of the
SSPDF Thursday evening said that eight other civilians were also wounded
in the incident which happened in a village between Gorom and Wundorba.
“The wounded are currently receiving treatment at Juba
Military Hospital,” Major General Lul Ruai Koang, the Spokesperson of
the army said. “Among the dead were women and children and the elderly,
they were killed by NAS fighters under direct command of Kenyi Loboron,”
The army said it condemned the unjustified killing of civilians,
calling on the international community to hold Gen Cirillo and his
“SSPDF also calls upon CTSAMVM- to investigate and verify
the violation of R-ARCSS and Permanent ceasefire Agreement,” he added.
The NAS leader Thomas Cirillo did not sign the Revitalized Agreement on
Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) on 12