South Sudan rebels say govt troops attack base in north, threaten retaliation

South Sudan rebels say govt troops attack base in north, threaten retaliation
 

Rebel forces in South Sudan said government troops attacked their garrison in a town in the north on Tuesday, and they threatened swift retaliation, stoking fears of another full-blown military confrontation in the young nation.
Political rivalry between South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, and former vice president, Riek Machar, sparked a civil war in 2013. Although the pair signed a shaky peace deal a year ago, fighting has continued and Machar fled the country in July. He is now in Khartoum in neighbouring Sudan.
Kiir's government on Tuesday asked Sudan and other states in the region not... read more

 
27 September 2016 in World News, Views: 29
Source: Reuters
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