New South Sudan rebel group gains supporters

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A new rebel group in war-torn South Sudan has gained some high-level supporters, both within the country and the South Sudanese diaspora.
General Faiz Ismail Futur announced this week that he has resigned his post in the main rebel group, the SPLM-IO, to join the National Salvation Front.
Futur, who was the SPLM-IO’s commander in the Wester Bahr al Ghazal area, told VOA’s South Sudan in Focus program that the rebel soldiers under his command had been ignored by rebel chief Riek Machar since 2015.
“I am practical person; I need to work closely with my army in the front line as I did for the past years,” the general said. ” … I am really sorry to find out that there is no institutional plan in IO.’
Read more at the VOA.

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