South Sudan: SPLA rescue 46 Darfuris from LRA in Raja County, Western Bahr el-Ghazal
From Sudan Radio Service, 26 October 2009:
SPLA Rescue 46 IDPs From LRA in Raja County
(Juba) - Forty-six internally displaced persons from Darfur were rescued from the LRA by the SPLA in Raja county in Western Bahr el-Ghazal state on Sunday.Click on Western Bahr el-Ghazal label here below to view related reports and updates.
The IDPs were abducted in Kor-El Madia following attacks in the county by the LRA last Wednesday.
The SPLA spokesman, major-general Kuol Diem told Sudan Radio Service that the SPLA forces were at the village of Kor-El Madia when the LRA attacked the area
(Kuol Diem) Our force, Battalion 332, when they heard the clashes, they organized themselves to rescue the camp, but when they arrived at the displaced camp, they found that the LRA had left and were heading towards the Central African Republic. The force followed them until they found them, they clashed with the LRA and they entered the CAR, and the SPLA was able to bring back the civilians who were abducted by the LRA. They were forty-six in number.
The recent attack on Raja raises fears about the extension of LRA activities to other parts of southern Sudan.