The SPLA-IO chief of staff General Simon Gatwech Dual has said that SPLA-IO chief of military intelligence General Dhiling Keah Chuol was responsible for recent opposition factional clash which occurred in Magenis near the Sudanese border that left over 30 soldiers dead and 13 injured saying he personally ordered opposition forces allied to SPLM-IO leader and South Sudan First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar to attack him.
In an interview on Sunday morning, General William Gatjiath Deng, the factional SPLA-IO spokesman allied to General Gatwech and opposition rival, said they have credible information that General Dhiling Keah Chuol personally ordered for the attack without Machar’s prior knowledge.
This saw the Tiger Battalion attack their forces in Magenis, the country’s Upper Nile region
Gatjiath further added that “We have very credible information both from Khartoum and from Juba that the attack on our forces was not authorized by Riek Machar himself.
He had no information that we are going to be attacked and the only person who authorized the attack was comrade General Dhiling Keah Chuol who sees himself as a relative to Dr. Riek Machar.
To ensure a successful attack, General Dhiling was assisted by Bangoang Tuong who works for multi-purposes in the office of Riek Machar.
He is also responsible for all the problems that have occurred between the former chairman and General Simon Gatwech Dual. There has been problem in communication and General Gatwech has been unable to talk to Machar on a personal basis.
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