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24 Jul 2019 | 02:47 AM UTC

South Sudan: Soldiers reportedly assault rebel positions in Karpeto region July 23

South Sudan News Alert

National Salvation Front (NSF) rebels claim to kill eight soldiers in clashes in Karpeto region (former Central Equatoria state) on July 23; similar clashes to be expected over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/23/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/25/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Juba). COUNTRY/REGION Karpeto region (former Central Equatoria state)


National Salvation Front (NSF) rebels claimed to have killed eight government soldiers after the military attacked their position in Karpeto region's Lo'bonok area (former Central Equatoria state) early (local time) on Tuesday, July 23. The claim was not immediately confirmed by South Sudanese military officials.

Similar clashes are to be expected in South Sudan over the near term.  


Individuals in South Sudan are advised to remain vigilant for militant activity, adhere to instructions issued by their home government, and ensure security guidelines and advice are followed.

Many Western governments advise against nonessential travel to South Sudan due to ongoing violence against civilians, international staff, and aid workers. Border regions, including Abyei, should particularly be avoided. If travel is necessary, ensure that proper security protocols are in place.


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