South Sudan pulls back army from border zone

South Sudan has started withdrawing its army from the border with Sudan to set up a buffer zone between the African neighbours, its government said last night.
The withdrawal would be completed by 4 February, it said in a statement, adding that it expected Sudan to do the same, in what would be a step forward in efforts to cool tensions between the two states.
“By withdrawing its forces…the government of South Sudan is clearly demonstrating its full compliance with the signed security agreements and full commitment to their implementation,” it said.
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18 January 2013 in World News, Views: 14
Source: Scotsman
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