died mysteriously in 2011 after Yauyau signed a ceasefire with the government in June 2011, integrating him and his militia in the SPLA.
The Republic of South Sudan has signed an agreement with the former rebels of George Athor
, in which they have agreed to the amnesty laid down by President Salva Kiir," Information Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin told AFP.
South Sudan vice President Riek Machar said Athor
was killed late Monday in Central Equatoria state, where he was trying to recruit more soldiers for his rebel army, after visiting neighboring countries.
said 176 southern soldiers died in the fighting and he lost just 19 men.
We want to assure people in the region that we can take the task to solve our own problems, and to establish peace in south Sudan," said Abraham Thon, speaking for Athor
The fighting killed five from the forces loyal to Athor
In the South, General George Athor
rebelled after losing elections in April for the governorship of the oil-producing South's Jonglei state, raising tensions ahead of a referendum on Southern independence which is due to take place next month.
KHARTOUM: Authorities in south Sudan said on Tuesday they had arrested men loyal to George Athor
, a former southern rebel commander suspected of being aided by elements in Khartoum seeking to destabilize the autonomous region.
Dr Majak and Archbishop Deng once offered in good faith with the blessing of President Kiir to reconcile Athor
with the government, they reached out to late General Athor
to convince him to rejoin the government.
The formerly rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) said that supporters of renegade senior officer George Athor
, who were captured on Sunday, had provided the southern army with his location.
The SSDM Cobra-faction, was a faction of the SSDM which was established in 2010 by the late general George Athor
In southern Sudan, the now forgotten insurgency of George Athor
who lost the bid for the gubernatorial post in Jonglei State when the SPLM endorsed the candidacy of Kuol Manyang Juuk was arguably a foretaste of how electoral politics operate when the ruling political party doubles as an army.