Youth Militia (South Sudan)

Country: South Sudan
Details of Formation: The date refers to the attack on the UN base in Bor.
Details of Termination: --
Purpose: The PGM carried out attacks against groups and individuals loyal to Riek Machar. After the failed coup of Riek Machar in 2013, the army split into a Dinka and a Nuer faction. Then, the government supported the militia in its operations against pro-Machar groups.
Organisation: The militia was loyal to president Salva Kiir; there is no information on the group’s internal organization.
Weapons and Training: No information.
Size: No information.
Reason for Membership: Militiamen were of Dinka ethnicity and were loyal to president Salva Kiir, a fellow Dinka.
Treatment of Civilians: The militia attacked a UN base where the militiamen suspected rebel fighters dressed as civilians. The militia’s excessive violence, alongside the military led to an escalation of the South Sudanese conflict.
Other Information: The group attacked a United Nations base in the South Sudan town of Bor. The group assumed that UN bases are sheltering members of the White Army, a rebel-aligned Nuer militia accused of committing atrocities against Dinka civilians.
References: Information was taken from news sources listed in the PGMD.