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Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army - United (SPLM/A-United) (Sudan)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 265
Country: Sudan
Date formed: July 12, 1993
Details of Formation: - in 1993, the SPLM/A-Nasir (led by Riek Machar, Lam Akol and Gordon Kong Chuol) merges their forces with other SPLM/A-dissidents and form the SPLM/A-United
Date dissolved: Nov. 1, 1994
Details of Termination: - in November 1994, the SPLM/A-United ceases to exist - Riek Machar forms the SSIM/A - Kerubino Kwanyin Bol forms the SPLM/A Bahr el Ghazal - Lam Akol takes the name "SPLM/A-United" for his ethnic Shilluk faction (this faction, however, does not qualify as a PGM)
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): state/military institution
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations no information
Shared personnel no
Types of Material Support: domestic government
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ethnic; former rebels
Location: Southern Sudan (Jonglei, Eastern Equatoria, Upper Nile, Unity, Bahr el Ghazal)
Force Strength: [unknown, unknown]
Target(s): rebels, insurgents, or other armed group; ethnic group; regular military force
Purpose(s): intimidation of ethnic/religious groups; fight insurgents
Other Information: - led by Riek Machar from 1993-1994; other important persons include Lam Akol, William Nyuon Bany and Kerubino Kwanyin Bol -