Fighting around South Sudan town of Malakal kills 56 - government

Fighting around South Sudan town of Malakal kills 56 - government
 

Heavy fighting around the town of Malakal in South Sudan killed dozens of people over the weekend, a military spokesman said on Sunday, after rebels said they would try to seize control of the town.
The rebels had attacked government positions on Friday night but the military had held their ground, army spokesman Lul Ruai Koang said.
"Our forces were able to successfully drive them back with heavy casualties. Over 56 rebels were killed," he told a group of journalists whom the government had flown to Malakal on Sunday to see the situation.
"We came here ... to let the people... read more

 
16 October 2016 in World News, Views: 38
Source: Reuters
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