Gabriel Tang

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General Tang

Gabriel Gatwech Chan (better known by his nickname Gabriel Tang or Gabriel Tang Ginye; 1960[1]–4 January 2017) was a rebel militia leader in South Sudan. General Tang led a southern border militia allied to the Khartoum government during Sudan's civil war.[2] Most of his fighters are of the Nuer ethnic group.[3] Members of the Sudanese armed forces loyal to Gen Tang in Malakal clashed with the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in 2006, killing about 150 people, and in 2009 in breach of the peace deal.[2] In April 2011, clashes between his militia and the SPLA in the state of Jonglei killed at least 57 according to government officials.[2] Shortly thereafter, Tanginye surrendered to SPLA forces and had been under house arrest in Juba awaiting charges against him.[4] During the South Sudanese Civil War, he allied with Lam Akol's militia, a Juba linked rebel group called the National Democratic Movement and became its chief of staff.[5] In January 2017 he was killed in a clash with a group led by John Uliny from the main rival rebel group, the SPLM-IO.[1] In these clashes in the Hamra area in the northern Upper Nile, 20 others were killed.

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  1. ^ a b "Top rebel commander killed in clashes in Upper Nile". Radio Tamazuj. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "South Sudan clashes between army and militia kill 57". BBCnews.com. 2011-04-24. Retrieved 2011-04-26. 
  3. ^ "Civilians dead in South Sudan battle". Associated Press. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  4. ^ http://www.sudantribune.com/South-Sudan-Renegade-Gabriel,38774
  5. ^ "SPLA-IO destroys command of government-linked rebel group". South Sudan News Agency. Retrieved 6 January 2017.