October 30th, 2011
06:01 AM ET

South Sudan rebels warn U.N., residents to leave border state before attacks

A South Sudan rebel group warned the United Nations and residents to leave a remote border state within three days or risk coming under fire as it launches an attack on the local government.

The South Sudan Liberation Army said Saturday it was headed to Warrap state after an earlier attack on Mayom town in neighboring Unity state.

Both states are in South Sudan, near the border with Sudan.

The goal is to "liberate" the state from the government in Juba, the group said in a statement.

"Within few days, the people of Warrap will be liberated from abject poverty, corruption and abuse of human rights," the militia said. "We would also advise the civilians to evacuate all towns and move to villages in order to be safe," it said.

The warning follows an attack in oil-rich Unity state that killed 39 people, a South Sudan government spokesman said Saturday.

Liberation army militias carried out the attacks against civilians, spokesman Yein Matthew said.

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  1. 4millyR

    Please ,Phillip we need your comment, we need your gay expictations. tell us about Africa's oil and diamonds, and the starving children,nazi's and Hitler. Just a little taste of your infinate wisdom. Don't tease us Phillip!give us your knoledge.

    October 30, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    milly must u get him started on this blog too? its taken l0 hrs for someone to post on here. he really needs to just get his very own web page or twitter account! personally im more concerned with the citizens, and mainly the children of the country above

    October 30, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. leeintulsa

    That country's going through some changes right now. All anyone can do is cross fingers and hope they work it all out in the end..

    October 30, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ronvan

    Don't worry, we only have until NEXT Dec. and the world will come to an end. RIGHT!! The bad thing is that NO ONE on this planet can get along, be friends, or try to understand others culture and traditions. WE cannot change the world with a snap of the fingers, or all the 'do gooder" groups raising cain. If those UN countries do not want to get involved,
    ALL of them then WE need to close our eyes and say the heck with it!

    October 30, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    although i do feel badly for these ppl i cannot believe cnn didnt have the decensy to post blogs about important things in our own country such as the severe weather on the eastern coast that has caused millions to be without power. or the blast in kansas

    October 30, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Uncle Ray

    Thats right, they might be saving that stuff for the US news. Like my uncle Charlie used to say we cant do all the fun stuff all at once!

    October 30, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    ok well @ uncle ray they coulda saved the *fun stuff* like the conrad murray trial for the news, cuz frankly its gettin pretty old news doncha think?

    October 30, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Uncle Ray

    Yes they ben draggin that out for a long time.Conrad is doomed I think we all know that

    October 30, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    yea ur prolly right about that although i kinda believe mj doomed his self. they already proved he took a handful of clonazepam which was a stupid move on his part. but we all know its all about the $ and media exposure to the family, need 2 let mj RIP

    October 30, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |