Press release. MAY/22/2015.
Dear all: Freedom fighters, supporters, sympathizers both at home, the diaspora and the entire public, we would like to announce to you that Our forces have taken control of Mundri town of Mundri west county, Western Equatoria state this afternoon after fierce battle between government troops and SPLA forces under direct command of Col. Wesley Welebe and overall command of Maj.Gen.Elias Lino Jada.
Fighting is still ongoing as we file this report according to our military source within the scene.
In addition to this field report on May 19, 2015, our SPLA forces under command of Maj. Gen. Elias Lino Jada, the deputy chief of Staff for Administration and finance successfully launched a attack on convoy of government troops in Mvolo county in Western Equatoria.
According to the information we have at hand is that our forces had successfully launched an attack against government convoy at Rumbek road between Mabara and Mawaiya in Mvolo county of Western Equatoria state.
In this encounter, our forces have inflicted great losses on government troops both in equipments and lives. 10 soldiers are confirmed killed and wounded several others as well as two Toyota pick-ups which were transporting food supply are destroyed and reduced to ashes.
Separately today May 22, 2015, the SPLA-IO forces have launched another successful attack against government troops of Salva Kiir’s tribal militias in Mundri West county which resulted in killing of Mundri west county’s top official working as executive director of the area among other heavy loses.
Our forces are in control of the town right now and the fighting still going around the town is a mop up operation around the military barracks.
We would like to inform and call up on all our people, the civilians to stay away from military zones in Greater Equatoria region to avoid being reckless cross-fire victims and the leadership of SPLM/SPLA is very concerned about civilian safety in the area.
The latter operations that happened yesterday and today are carried out by SPLM/SPLA under leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny and not REMNASA as allegedly claimed by its spokesperson or wrongly reported by media houses and we call at all media houses to first confirm the source of information before publication.
Regards Nyarji Roman, D/Spokesperson and director of media Office of the chairman