Peter Yak Gadet (or Gatdet, Gadiet) is a former Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) general who is now the leader of the South Sudan Liberation Army (SSLA), the largest rebel movement in South Sudan.
General Gadet was a member of the South Sudan Defence Forces (SSDF) during the Second Sudanese Civil War. He joined the SPLA after the Juba Declaration of 8 January 2006, but said that he was marginalized and that the army was dominated by tribal nepotism. In April 2011 Gadet emerged as leader of the South Sudan Liberation Army (SSLA), a new militia demanding a more broadly-based government. In Unity State, he began an assault on the SPLA, leaving at least 45 people dead. According to the military, 20 of the victims were southern army soldiers.
In August 2011, SSLA's spokesperson has said that the movement has declared a ceasefire with the government. Gadet integrated his forces into the army and became the 8th Division Commander.
Amidst the 2013 South Sudan political crisis, he mutinied again and his mainly Nuer militia claimed control of Bor, South Sudan. Riek Machar claims Gadet has been installed as military governor of Jonglei.
In July 2014, the European Union imposed sanctions on Gadet accusing him of leading an attack of the town of Bentiu, in which about 400 people were killed in the 2014 Bentiu massacre.
He is an ethnic Nuer. His wife is the daughter of Gatluak Gai, a rebel general. He is also on the board of advisers of the US-based Jarch Management Group, which has obtained oil concessions on large areas of land in South Sudan.,
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:58:29 -0700
The rebels of Riek Machar under the general command of Peter Gadet launched an attack on the positions held by our gallant forces in four different locations this morning,” presidential spokesperson Ateny Wek Ateny exclusively told Sudan Tribune.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:37:30 -0700
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:24:16 -0700
Marial Chanuong Yol (R), along with rebel commander Peter Gadet, were hit with US sanctions in May for their role in the South Sudan conflict (Photo: Reuturs/Goran Tomasevic). Speaking to troops over the weekend, the army chief of general staff, Paul ...
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:22:30 -0700
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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:00:00 -0700
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:02:50 -0700
Pouk, que se encuentra en Addis Abeba -donde se desarrollan las conversaciones de paz entre el Gobierno y los rebeldes-, felicitó "al comandante Peter Gadet y sus valientes compañeros" por esta nueva ofensiva. El pasado mes de mayo, el secretario de ...
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:20:28 -0700
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