Manyang David Mayar
May 08, 2013
BOR, SOUTH SUDAN — Rebels led by David Yau Yau have seized the town of Boma in Jonglei state after two days of fighting, South Sudan Army (SPLA) officials said Wednesday, confirming reports earlier this week from the insurgents.
Yau Yau's rebels, who call themselves the South Sudan Democratic Army (SSDA), said in a statement emailed to media outlets and posted online on Monday, that they had "stormed and captured the strategic town of Boma."
"SPLA forces ran away leaving behind more than 50 dead bodies," the statement said.