A man from Dinka tribe holds his AK 47 rifle in front of cows in a Dinka cattle herders camp near Rumbek, capital of the Lakes State in central South Sudan. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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South Sudanese troops raided the home of the exiled former army commander, relatives said Friday, after his rival was named to command troops in his home region to counter any threats he might pose to the government.Army spokesman Lul Ruai Koang said he had "no official information" that security forces raided Malong's house.Thursday's alleged raid unfolded after the appointment of Malong's longtime rival, General Dau Auterjong, to the top military post in Aweil. He had rebelled against Malong's army from 2014 until last year, when he rejoined the government.
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