Rebel general allied to Riek Machar’s SPLA-IO is feared dead in clashes that happened this morning as SPLA-IO-Riek tries to defend its headquarters of Pagak.

According to SSBC news anchor Garang John, the rebel general fell in an ambush this morning at 9:00 AM.

Here is what Garang posted on social media:

Big fear over the life of a rebel commander operating in Maiwut County! Renegade general Khor Chuol Giet has felt in an ambush at a small village called Yuai-ding between Maiwut and Pagak. Reliable source who spoke to me on Satellite phone from the area said the whereabouts of the general loyal to Riek Machar is not yet known after the incident which occurred today at 9:30 A.M local time. The convoy of four vehicles carrying Maj. Gen. Khor Chuol is said to have been destroyed and no one expected have escaped although details are still sketchy. The source also disclosed that SPLA IO forces of Gen. Taban met some stiff resistance in the outskirts of Pagak but the battle is underway. The rebel faction is yet to confirm the incident. Expect more updates on Pagak soon…