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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Warring S. Sudan factions agree to hold peace talks
The South Sudanese envoy to Uganda, Samuel Luate criticises the decision by the United States to slap sanctions on two army Generals. President Salva Kiir's ...
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 03:31:55 -0700
Rebel chief Riek Machar, the country's former vice president, sacked powerful and influential warlord Peter Gadet, who was slapped with United Nations sanctions earlier this month. Machar has replaced Gadet -- who has operated as a notorious militia ...
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 07:09:52 -0700
A spokesman for General Peter Gadet's group, Col. Lony Thichiot Ngundeng, said that their forces attacked the barges commanded by Brig-Gen. Gabriel Tang Ginye, his second in command in Zeraf River, Brig. Gabriel Puok Ngunoak, Brig. Obach Jago, Brig.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 07:11:59 -0800
Gen Peter Gadet is an ally of former South Sudan Vice-President Riek Machar in his conflict with President Salva Kiir. Gen Gadet is the subject of European Union sanctions imposed in July 2014 against military leaders accused of obstructing the country ...
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:42:05 -0700
The European Union has imposed sanctions on two South Sudanese military leaders for breaking ceasefire agreements. It accused rebel chief Peter Gadet and army commander Santino Deng of links to atrocities over the past six months. Both men are ...
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 22:44:54 -0700
This came as Gathoth Gatkuoth and Peter Gadet, top rebel commanders, announced Tuesday that they had split with Machar's forces. The two generals said they will now be fighting against both Machar's rebels and the South Sudan army. Rebel spokesman ...
Inner City Press
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:33:45 -0700
One of those now sanctioned, without a listed passport, is Peter Gadet, regarding whom Inner City Press has previously asked the US State Department, here. The individual WITH the passport is Marial Chanuong Yol Mangok, Passport no.: R00005943, South ...
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 02:22:30 -0700
The Federal Democratic Party, the political wing of the breakaway forces of South Sudanese rebel generals Peter Gadet and Gathoth Gatkuoth, has expressed concern over the impartiality of a proposed Commission for Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 22:45:30 -0700
General Peter Gadet and General Gathoth Gatkuoth are currently living in Khartoum and Nairobi respectively. While General Gatdet was admired by many of the Nuer people for firing the first bullet in defence of the people massacred in Juba, General ...
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