Mass grave fuels fears of ethnic bloodshed in South Sudan




 
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Mass grave fuels fears of ethnic bloodshed in South Sudan
 
December 24th, 2013  
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Mass grave fuels fears of ethnic bloodshed in South Sudan
By Carl Odera and Aaron Maasho JUBA (Reuters) - A mass grave believed to contain the bodies of 75 ethnic Dinka soldiers has been found in South Sudan, the United Nations said on Tuesday, fuelling fears of ethnic bloodletting in the world's newest state. President Salva Kiir said on Tuesday government troops had retaken control of Jonglei state capital Bor, a key town which last week fell to rebels loyal to former Vice-President Riek Machar, who was sacked by Kiir in July. U.N. human rights officers discovered the grave in the rebel-held city of Bentiu, capital of Unity state. "We have discovered a mass grave in Bentiu, in Unity State, and there are reportedly at least two other mass graves in Juba," U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said in a statement in Geneva.

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