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CTSAMM

CTSAMM is an institute of the Agreement on the Resolution of the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) signed by the Government and SPLM/A-IO in August 2015.

Violations of the PCTSA in Juba 0

7 February 2017 – On the evening of 15 June 2016, in two separate but related incidents, Government National Security Service (NSS) personnel attacked personnel of the Office of the (then) First Vice President (FVP). They were not provoked in any way. These incidents were initially reported to this forum at the last CTSAMM meeting in June 2016 when an interim report was presented. In the first incident, armed NSS personnel halted a motor vehicle and apprehended its sole occupant, a Protocol Driver for the FVP. CTSAMM REPORT 70 – VIOLATIONS IN JUBA .pdf...

Violations of the PCTSA in the Malakal Area 0

7 February 2017 – The security situation in the Malakal area was tense throughout the 2016. There were multiple reports of fighting and a series of violations by both parties. On 14 October there were clashes between SPLM/A-IO forces and Government Forces at Warjowk and Lelo. The allegations were made by JMCC, stating that the SPLM/A-IO had attacked government held positions by a bombardment and ground attack and in so doing had breached the PCTSA. CTSAMM-REPORT-029-VIOLATIONS-IN-THE-MALAKAL-AREA.pdf...

CTSAMM Chairperson Welcomes the Efforts of the Joint Integration Police 0

The Ceasefire & Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) chairman, Maj. Gen. Molla Hailemariam joined by other senior CTSAMM officials and the Deputy Minister of Interior, Brig. Gen. Riaw Gatlier Gai met this morning the police cadets under training in Rajab as part of the Joint Integration Police (JIP). The meeting aimed at noting the progress and challenges faced by the JIP. Full Press Release...

Violations of the PCTSA in Northern Bahr El Ghazal State 0

31 March 2016 – On 12 March 2016, a Government Police Station at Kang Abar in Northern Bahr el Ghazal was attacked by a group of armed  personnel form the SPLM/A-IO. At the time of the attack there was a Government Forces patrol in the area who reinforced the police and a clash developed that resulted in one Government fatality and several wounded casualties amongst the SPLM/A-IO were not confirmed. CTSAMM-REPORT-013-VIOLATIONS-IN-NORTHERN-BAHR-EL-GHAZAL-STATE.pdf...

Violations in Nassir, Upper Nile State 0

31 March 2016 – On 7M March 2016, a Government Force Solder based at the garrison in Nassir went over to the SPLM/A-IO. This precipitated an exchange of fire. The following morning a 300 strong force left the garrison and moved east through Nassir town towards the area of Kedbeck, which is under the control of SPLM/A-IO Forces. At the Government Forces passed through the market area of Nassir town a number of traders, who were setting up their stalls were rounded up by the Government Forces soldiers who then opened fire on them. At least 5 were killed....

Failure to Protect Civilians in Western Bahr El Ghazal State 0

22 March 2016 – The situation in the area south of WAu is complex, with issues between the local people and the Government which predate the current conflict. Recent events in the area involving offensive operations by Government Forces led to allegations being raised by the SPLM/A-IO that violations were committed at the end of December 3025 in the Momoi area and that 6 civilians were killed in Bangari. The MVT have not yet been able to get to Bangari, but have confirmed that violations were committed by Government Forces in the Momoi area, especially that they failed to...

Violations of the PCTSA in Upper Nile State 0

22 March 2016 – On 8 February 2016, a car driving from Akoka to Malakal was ambushed about 14 kilometres north east of Malakal, in an unpopulated area only about 500 metres to the east of the Nile. On the western bank of the Nile there are villages populated by those affiliated to the SPLM/A-IO. At least one of the 3 occupants of the car was a National Security officer who was wounded, together with the driver. One of the attackers was reportedly killed in an exchange of gunfire, after which the car fled the scene and got to...

PCTSA Violations in Western Equatoria State 0

22 March 2016 – On 10 and 11 February 2016 Government Forces in Western Equatoria State mounted two operations. The first in Mundi West County was directed against Bari and Gariya and involved troops based in Mundri. The second in Mundri East involved troops based in Lanyi who advanced to and attacked the village of Lozoh. The civilian populations fled as soon as Government Forces arrived and so there were few casualties, although many houses and crops burnt, and agriculture produce, livestock and valuable equipment such as grinding mills, clinic supplies and solar panels were looted. CTSAMM-REPORT-006-VIOLATIONS-IN-MUNDRI.pdf...

Violations of the PCTSA in Western Equatoria State 0

22 March 2016 – Late at night on 24 December 2015, there was an outbreak of fighting in Lui. The Government Forces garrison was attacked, and four solders allegedly killed. The allegation from the Government was that the attack was by the SPLM/A-IO. Following an investigation which involved interviewing local Government officials and military officers, as well as members of the civilian population, the JTC assessed that the attack did take place, and that forces allied to or under command of the SPLM/A-IO were responsible. It is therefore the opinion of the JTC that the SPLM/A-IO was in violation...

Violations of the PCTSA in Upper Nile State 0

22 March 2016 – On about the 28th January 2016, the area of Mina Jalhac in Upper Nile State was shelled from the west bank of the Nile. As a result of the shelling several houses were burnt and the area depopulated. The western bank of the Nile in this area is dominated by forces affiliated to the SPLM/A-IO. It is the assessment of the JTC that the shelling did take place and responsibility lies with the SPLM/A-IO for this violation of the PCTSA. CTSAMM-REPORT-004-VIOLATIONS-IN-UPPER-NILE-STATE.pdf...

Protection of Civilians in Western Equatoria State 0

19 February 2016 – The situation in the Mundri area has been untable since May 2015 with conflict developing between local people, several armed groups and Government Forces. Recent allegations given to CTSAMM by SPLM/A-IO have been investigated by an MVT deployed to the area. The results of the investigation were wide-raging. Much information was gathered, although not all was either clear or corroborated. CTSAMM REPORT 57 – VIOLATION IN WESTERN EQUATORIA STATE .pdf...

Report of Alleged Violations and the Situation in Unity State 0

18 December 2015 – On 17 November 2015, the MVT in Bentiu received information from a variety of sources that a car carrying civilians had been attacked at a place called Duar in Koch County, Unity State, and that 8 people had been killed and others injured. CTSAMM REPORT 55 – ALLEGED VIOLATION IN UNITY STATE.pdf...

Violations and Confidence Building Measures in Unity State 0

18 December 2015 – On 23 October 2015, the MVT based in Bentiu received information from both sides of clashes in the Leer area. On 26 October 2015 an official from the SPLM/A-IO claimed that a large number of civilians had been killed in Leer. The MVT conducted an initial investigation on 2 November 2015. Further visits in mid-November and at the beginning of December provided more information, and together with corroborative information from other trusted sources it became apparent that there is no doubt that about 50 civilians were killed as a result of the actions of Government...

Violations in Upper Nile State 0

27 October 2014 – Following the receipt of reports from the Monitoring and Verification Teams (MVTs) based in Malakal and Melut that described violations of the Cessation of Hostilites Agreement (COHA) in Upper Nile State at Doleib Hill, Panyikang County and Thor Gwang, Manyo County, the JTC initiated formal investigation and verification process. Reports indicate that hostilities between SPLM/A-IO and Government Forces took place in the area of Doleib Hill, Panyikang County on Friday 10 October and Saturday 11 October 2014, and at Thor Gwang, Manyo County on 19 October. MVM Report 015 – Violations in Upper Nile State .pdf  ...

Violations in Bentiu and Mayom, Unity State 0

24 September 2014 – Following the receipt of reports that inferred potential on going violations of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA), in Bentiu and Mayom (Unity State), the JTC initiated formal investigation and verification processes. The results of the investigations are contained in this report. Reports indicate that forces loyal to the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) are recruiting child soldiers in Unity State and using them for military operations in Bentiu and Mayom. MVM Report 014 – Violations in Bentiu and Mayom, Unity State .pdf...

Violations in Juba, Central Equatoria State 0

18 September 2014 – Following the receipt of reports that inferred potential violations of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA) and Agreement to Resolve the Crisis in South Sudan (ARCSS), in Juba (Central Equatoria State), the JTC initiated formal investigation and verification processes. The results of the investigation are contained in this report. Reports indicate that the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) prevented the leader of the Political Parties Leadership Forum (PPLF), Dr. Lam Akol, from travelling to Ethiopia to attend the peace talks despite his invitation from IGAD. MVM Report 013 – Violations in Juba, Central Equatoria State .pdf...

Violations in Ayod County, Jonglei State 0

21 August 2014 – Reports indicate that hostilities between Government Forces and forces loyal to Sudan People’s Liberation Movement / Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) took place in the area south of Ayod town, Ayod County (Jonglei State), on 15 August 2014. Reports indicate that SPLM/A-IO Forces conducted a deliberate attack on Government Forces in Ayod, without provocation, but were subsequently repelled by the Government Forces with the loss of many casualties. Government Forces continue to defend their position south of Ayod town. MVM Report 011 – Violations in Ayod County, Jonglei State .pdf...

Violations in Rubkono County, Unity State 0

21 August 2014 – On 15 August SPLM/A-IO Forces conducted an attack on Government Forces in Rubkona and Bentiu towns, claiming they were provoked by Government Force advances in Mayom and Guit counties. Reports indicate that SPLM/A-IO Forces were repelled in Rubkona, but unconfirmed information suggests that SPLM/A-IO Forces captured areas to the south of Bentiu town. Government Forces continue to defend their positions in Rubkona and Bentiu. MVM Report 012 – Violations in Rubkona County, Unity State .pdf...

Violations in Maban Counter, Upper Nile State 0

20 August 2014 – Reports indicate that hostilities between a militia known as the Mabanese Defence Forces (MDF) and Nuer defectors from the Government Forces, and the MDF and Nuer civilians, took place in the area around Bunj, Maban County (Upper Nile State), over the period 2-5 August 2014. Reports indicate the MDF are a Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) armed and supported militia, which deliberately ambushed Government Force defectors on 2 August 2014 in an area known as Girand. MVM Report 010 – Violations in Maban County, Upper Nile State .pdf...

Violations in Nassir, Upper Nile 0

12 August 2014 – Reports indicate that hostilities between Government Forces and forces loyal to Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) took place in Nassir County (Upper Nile State) on 10 August 2014. Reports indicate that Government Forces and forces loyal to SPLM/A-IO have repeatedly exchanged indirect fire in the area of Nassir town since the last violation report on 25 July 2014. Exchanges of indirect fire intensified on 8 and 9 August and subsequently forces loyal to SPLM/A-IO conducted a direct attack against Government Forces in Nassir, on 10 August 2014. MVM Report 009 – Violations in Nassir, Upper Nile State.pdf...

Violations in Nassir, Upper Nile 0

25 July 2014 – Reports indicate that hostilities between Government Forces and forces loyal to Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) took place in Nassir County (Upper Nile State) from 20-24 July 2014 (inclusive). Reports indicate that SPLM/A-IO Forces attacked Government Forces in Nassir without provocation on 20 July 2014. Government Forces subsequently responded defensively, while withdrawing to the western outskirts of Nassir Town. Direct and indirect exchanges of fire continued from 21-23 July. MVM Report 008 – Violations in Nassir, Upper Nile State .pdf...

Violations in Nassir, Upper Nile 0

28 June 2014 – Following the receipt of reports from the Monitoring and Verification Team (MVT) based in Nassir, which implied the probability of violations of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA) in Nassir County, Upper Nile State, the JTC initiated formal investigation and verification processes. The results of the investigation and verification process are contained in this report. Reports indicate that hostilities between Government Forces and forces loyal to Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) took place in Nassir County (Upper Nile State) from 16-26 June 2014. MVM Report 007 – Violations in Nassir, Upper Nile State.pdf...

Violations in Bor, Juba and Bentiu 0

20 June 2014 – MVT reports indicate that IDPs in UNMISS Protection of Civilian (POC) sites are prevented from free movement outside of the sites because of fears of intimidation, threats or attacks from Government Forces. The situation is prevalent and ongoing in Juba, Bor and Bentiu, where investigations were conducted. MVM Report 006 – Violations Bor, Juba and Bentiu .pdf...

Violations in Upper Nile State 0

14 June 2014 – Reports indicate that hostilities between Government Forces and forces loyal to Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) took place in Renk (Upper Nile State) on 06 and 09 June 2014. Unconfirmed reports indicate that fighting resulted in a number of military and civilian casualties, as well as causing the temporary displacement of civilians. MVM Report 005 – Violations Upper Nile State) .pdf...

Violations in Upper Nile and Unity States 0

9 June 2014 – Following the receipt of reports from the Monitoring and Verification Teams (MVTs) based in Nassir and Bentiu, which implied the likelihood of violations of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA) in Upper Nile and Unity States over the period 31 May – 04 June 2014, the JTC initiated formal investigation and verification processes. The results of the investigation and verification process are contained in this report. Reports indicate that hostilities between Government Forces and forces loyal to Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) took place in Nassir (Upper Nile State) from 31 May –...

Violations in Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei 0

9 May 2014 – Following the receipt of reports from the Monitoring and Verification Teams (MVTs) based in Bentiu, Malakal and Bor, which implied the likelihood of violations of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA) in Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei States over the period 27 April – 05 May 2014, the JTC initiated formal investigation and verification processes. The results of the investigation and verification process are contained in this report. Reports indicate that hostilities between Government Forces and forces loyal to Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) took place in Duk and Ayod Counties from 27-30...

Violations in Bor, Jonglei State 0

25 April 2014 – Following the receipt of flash reports from the Monitoring and Verification Team (MVT) based in Bor, which implied a violation of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA) in Bor, Jonglei State on 17 April 2014, the JTC initiated a formal investigation and verification process on the same day. The results of the investigation and verification process are contained in this report. MVM Report 002 – Violations Bor, Jonglei State .pdf...