New initiative to contain crisis between the government and SPLA in Mujlad

Media Monitoring Report, 10 September 2007
(Rai AlShaab)

A reliable source told Rai AlShab that a new initiative was introduced to contain Muglad crisis recently arisen between SAF and SPLA with a view to radically solve the problem.

The source, who declined to b identified, revealed that the initiative provided for incorporating the SPLA`s force to the Peace forces, commanded by Maj. AlToum AlNur Daldoum.

He said that originally the force had been part of the peace forces and afterwards it converted to the Popular Defense Forces (PDF), but, the source added, following the signing of CPA its position was not settled and it opted to join the SPLA.

The source noted that the initiative was masterminded by Leaderships from Rizeigat and Miseria tribes.
SPLM`s Information Secretary in Muglad area Zain Abdeen Ali Omer denied their knowledge about this initiative that have gradually incorporated in the SPLA indicating that Rizeigat and Miseria tribes were strategically linked with this area.

He expressed their readiness to leave Muglad and Aldibab areas within a week in accordance with the agreement reached to this effect. He said they were executing military commands stressing that this force was en route to training camps in Upper Nile south of 1956 borders.


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