Maintenance. We are currently updating the site. Please check back shortly
Members login
  • TrustLaw
  • Members Portal
Subscribe

South Sudan army says loses control of flashpoint town

Source: Reuters - Wed, 18 Dec 2013 07:40 PM
Author: Reuters
hum-war
Tweet Recommend Google + LinkedIn Bookmark Email Print
Leave us a comment

JUBA, Dec 18 (Reuters) - South Sudan's army said it had lost control of the flashpoint town of Bor on Wednesday, after clashes were reported there with fighters loyal to the country's former vice president Riek Machar.

Fighting that erupted in the capital Juba late on Sunday spread on Wednesday to Bor, north of the capital and scene of an ethnic massacre in 1991, witnesses said, raising fears of a slide into civil war.

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has accused Machar of starting the fighting and trying to launch a coup, charges denied by Machar.

"We (are) not in control of Bor town," SPLA (southern army) spokesman Philip Aguer told Reuters without giving more details. (Reporting by Andrew Green; Writing by George Obulutsa; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus
TOPICAL CONTENT
Topical content
LATEST SLIDESHOW

Latest slideshow

See allSee all
FEATURED JOBS
Featured jobs