South Sudan Says New Rebel Group Has Formed; 43 Said Killed

June 28, 2016 4:29 PM

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A South Sudanese official says a new rebel group has formed against the government months after a peace deal was signed with another rebel group to end a deadly civil war.

Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth told reporters Tuesday that the new group led by veteran politician Ali Tamim Fartak has fought with government troops in the remote Wau region, leading to the reported deaths of about 39 civilians and four police.

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