South Sudan says 150 killed in battle with rebels




 
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South Sudan says 150 killed in battle with rebels
 
March 29th, 2013  
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South Sudan says 150 killed in battle with rebels
JUBA (Reuters) - More than 150 people have been killed in a battle between South Sudan's army and insurgents in the eastern Jonglei state, officials said on Thursday. The African country's army earlier this month launched an offensive against rebels led by David Yau Yau in Jonglei where the government hopes to search for oil with the help of France's Total. Since winning independence from Sudan in July 2011, South Sudan has been struggling to impose its authority across vast swathes of territory bristling with weapons after decades of civil war with Khartoum. ...




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