Sudan Air Raids Kills More Civilians in the South

Sudan civilian bombings
Sudan routinely bombs civilian villages

At least five people were killed and six others injured in a fresh air raids launched by the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) yesterday in Unity State capital Bentiu,

South Sudan’s Minister of Information and Broadcasting Barnaba Marial Benjamin told the reporters yesterday.

He explained that on Saturday Sudan committed atrocities in different parts of South Sudan which included the bombing its planes Mig Fighter 29 carried out in Bentiu Market killing five people and wounding six others, and Antonov high altitude plane also dropped bombs on Abiemnhom in Unity State and casualty figures are not yet known.

Furthermore, SAF Antonov dropped bombs on Ajakwac in Warrap State at 1:30 p.m. yesterday and casualties are not yet reported.

Barnaba said Sudan has continued with its “aggression” against South Sudan when its air force unleashed its deadly “arsenal” against the innocent people of South Sudan.

“The Government of South Sudan strongly condemns this barbaric air bombardment of innocent civilians by Sudan Air force” Benjamin said in a press conference in his office in Juba yesterday.

The Minister announced the names of five people who were killed as: Manyang Kuon Lual, Riek Gatwec, Nyuot Mamoum, Dim Biliu and Gatpan Riek all killed in Bentiu Market and others wounded.

“Sudan is now targeting civilians not the military forces because the people who were killed in the air bombardment are all civilians,” the Minister stressed.

He urged the United Nations Mission in South Sudan to protect civilians who are being killed by Sudan using aerial bombardment, adding that it is the role of UNMISS and the Government will informed them about the situation.

The government urges the International Community, the African Union (AU) and UNSC together with IGAD to pressure Sudan to stop bombing the territory of South Sudan.