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Sudan Human Security Baseline Assessment. 2012 ‘Estimated Force Strengths and Arms Holdings among Non-State Militias.’ Reaching for the Gun: Arms Flows and Holdings in South Sudan; Sudan Issue Brief No. 19 (Table 4), p. 9. Geneva: Small Arms Survey. 1 April

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Table 4: Estimated Force Strengths and Arms Holdings among Non-State Militias

Non-State Militias: Estimated Strength - Estimated Small Arms Inventories - Comments

SSLM/A: 2,500 - 2,500 - Keeps additional weapons in stores for new recruits

SSDM/A: 2,600 - 2,600 - About 1,800 soldiers are awaiting integration orders in northern Jonglei state. An Upper Nile faction is still active

LRA: 50 - 50 - Transits into and out of Raja county, Western Bahr al Ghazal

Nuer White Army: 4,000 - 4,000 - High-end estimate

Others: 1,000 - 700 - Including the South Sudan Defence Forces and National Democratic Front

Totals: 10,850 - 9,850

Note: Force strength and weapons holding estimates are based on fieldwork and key informant interviews conducted by the Small Arms Survey, November 2011–March 2012.

[SSLM/A = South Sudan Liberation Movement/Army; SSDM/A = South Sudan Democratic Movement/Army; LRA = Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army]

ID: Q6587

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