A former senior SSLA
member also told Amnesty International that his forces had received significant numbers of Kalashnikov-type assault rifles "new from the boxes," as well as ammunition, light and heavy machine-guns, and B10 recoilless rifles, plus mortars.
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As soon as the result of the referendum was announced the Government of Southern Sudan shall form a Constitutional Review Commission to review the current Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan 2005, to be adopted by the SSLA
as the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan.
Twic county commissioner Malek Riing Makuei told Sudan Tribune that recurring attacks in the area were attributed to the presence of large numbers of the SSLA
militia in Mayom county.
Khartoum denies backing or assisting any rebels in South Sudan but the SSLA
claim that their leadership was based in Khartoum with their armed forces in Sudan's South Kordofan state before they crossed the two year-old international border into Unity state to accept the amnesty in late April.
Kiir renewed his offer of an amnesty to South Sudan's rebel groups on April 25, which was publicly accepted by the SSLA
the following day.
rebels in Unity state, August 2011 (Bonifacio Taban)
, which formed in the late 1990s, is one of largest rebel groups in the region and switched sides several times during the north-South civil war.
Today, 5,000 forces of SSLA
have moved to Mayom County as part of the ongoing peace process President Salva Kiir Mayardit has called", Buay's statement said.
in their email claim that on 9 September a "Lt Col Deng Tito Lual Ajak rebelled with the force he was commanding at Chemedi near Renk town, Upper Nile State".
Considering Gadet and Matip's previous ties with Khartoum - when the CPA was signed in January 2005 Matip, Gadet, and a large number of their forces were based on the outskirts of Khartoum - and the location of Mayom on the border of Sudan's South Kordofan State, inevitably Southern officials were quick to accuse the Khartoum government of supporting the SSLA
in a bid to destabilise oil-rich Unity State ahead of independence.
South Sudan accuse the SSLA
of being backed by Khartoum, an allegation the rebel group and neighbouring Sudan deny.