South Sudan violence condemned

2014-10-30 23:41
South Sudanese troops loyal to President Salva Kiir pictured at Bor airport after they re-captured it from rebel forces. (Samir Bol, AFP)

South Sudanese troops loyal to President Salva Kiir pictured at Bor airport after they re-captured it from rebel forces. (Samir Bol, AFP)

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Nairobi - The United States is condemning the latest violence to hit South Sudan, which the US says is the fault of rebel fighters who launched attacks in and around an oil town.

South Sudan has suffered massive violence since last December, causing more than 1.7 million people to flee their homes.

The US said on Thursday the latest attacks were carried out by rebels around Bentiu.

The US said that the country's humanitarian crisis continues to reach "even more appalling levels" as fighting continues.

The International Crisis group said in a report on Thursday that the warring sides are preparing for major offensives when the rainy season ends in the coming weeks.

The group said that renewed conflict is likely to be accompanied by widespread displacement, atrocity crimes and famine.

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