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South Sudan rebels target oil to cut off Kiir's war funds

By Reuters | Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:05 PM
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* Rebels aim for oil fields and installations

* Spokesman says campaign aims to force peace talks

* UN denied emergency access to Bentiu town

By Carl Odera

NAIROBI, April 19 (Reuters) - A fresh offensive by South Sudanese rebels this week aims to seize oil fields and towns with oil installations to starve the government of funds for its war chest, a rebel spokesman said on Saturday.

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