South Sudanese Rebels Shell Northeastern Town as Truce Violated

July 21, 2014 10:13 AM

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South Sudanese rebels shelled the northeastern town of Nasir for a second day, following an attack yesterday that the United Nations said was the worst since a truce was agreed more than two months ago.

Government forces still control of the town, which is being shelled from a “distance” by forces loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar, South Sudanese army spokesman Colonel Philip Aguer said in a phone interview today from the capital, Juba. The May 9 truce is “definitely” not in effect, he said.

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