South Sudan war: Egypt denies bombing in Upper Nile


Egypt has denied allegations that the air force bombed the rebels in Upper Nile State in southern Sudan. Rebel forces claimed the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-in opposition (IO Alhobei- army) and Cairo had carried out “more than nine bombs and explosions” in the areas controlled by the rebels in the country over the weekend.

Alhobei- IO army also claimed that the alleged participation of Egypt noted the intention of the Government of Southern Sudan to spark a regional war.

However, he denied Ahmed Abu Zaid, a spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, the allegations and said Cairo does not interfere in the internal affairs of other States Also criticized the presidency of southern Sudan, the accusations, calling them “nonsense.”

“These small pockets of rebels … operate within our people, and we cannot bombard the population of our region,” he said spokesman Ateny Ateny week, according to Reuters.

South Sudan descended into war in 2013 – just two after gaining independence from Sudan a year – when he was president, Salva Kiir, the Dinka ethnic group, fired his deputy and rebel leader Riek Machar of his government.

Kiir and Machar agreed to several peace agreements – those that occurred in August 2015 – and most recently, but they failed to control their troops, who broke all cease-fire since 2014.

And resulted in violence linked to ethnic targeting the Dinka and Nuer are an estimated 50,000 people, amid accusations of crimes against humanity committed by both sides, including rape, torture and use of child soldiers. And millions have been displaced and are facing a severe shortage of food due to famine manmade.

Machar fled southern Sudan after deadly fighting in the capital Juba in July 2016.

He is currently in South Africa, where he said he was seeking medical treatment, but in an exclusive interview with and said he was ready “to return to their homes.”

He said his wife, Angelina Teny, also a member of the movement Alhobeih- IO, and she believes her husband can contribute to achieving peace in the war-ravaged country, which is on the verge of genocide like Rwanda.

They arrived in Malakal clashes Now, once one of the largest urban areas in the south of Sudan and the region now “abandoned to a large extent”, according to the United Nations. The city is now home to more than 33,000 internally displaced persons.

Earlier this month, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned (IOM) renewed violence in the war and hinder the provision of humanitarian aid to thousands of people displaced by the conflict.