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South Sudan: White Army ´abandons
war march´ on Bor town

BBC News [UK], by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/29/2013 2:15:22 PM

Thousands of South Sudanese youths--loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar--have abandoned their march on the strategic town of Bor, officials say. South Sudan´s information minister said community leaders had persuaded most of the "White Army" fighters to go home. A UN surveillance flight earlier located the group 50 km north-east of Bor, but did not reveal its size. At least 1,000 people have died in this month´s fighting. More than 121,600 are believed to have fled their homes. Tens of thousands of civilians have sought refuge in UN camps, and reinforcements have been arriving to give them extra protection.

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Included is a short sidebar by a BBC reporter in Juba, which adds a bit more information about the situation.

      


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Thousands of South Sudanese youths--loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar--have abandoned their march on the strategic town of Bor, officials say. South Sudan´s information minister said community leaders had persuaded most of the "White Army" fighters to go home. A UN surveillance flight earlier located the group 50 km north-east of Bor, but did not reveal its size. At least 1,000 people have died in this month´s fighting. More than 121,600 are believed to have fled their homes. Tens of thousands of civilians have sought refuge in UN camps, and reinforcements have been arriving to give them extra protection.

   

 

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