More than 80 soldiers are being treated at the Military Hospital in Juba, the SPLA Spokesperson, Colonel Philip Aguer, has said.
The soldiers were wounded during the fighting between government forces and the SPLA- in Opposition forces in Rubkona and Bentiu Counties of Unity State.
Colonel Philip Aguer says the number of soldiers who died from the government’s side were fewer compared to those who died from the SPLA-In Opposition forces.
However, he could not reveal the death toll.
He told Eye Radio that the government troops fought the SPLA-In Opposition forces in what he calls “self-defense”.
“There were heavy casualties on the side of the rebels because they were the ones attacking the SPLA in the defensive position,” said Col Aguer.
But the military spokesperson of the SPLA-In Opposition, Brigadier-General Lul Ruai Koang said they fought the government forces in order to contain them in the areas under their control.
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