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South Sudan: Over 200 government forces join Riek Machar rebel movement

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 3:13
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Major defections have hit the South Sudanese army (SPLA) in Unity State after dozens of its forces reportedly joined the armed opposition allied to first Vice-President, Riek Machar in the north of the state.

In a statement, the armed opposition spokesperson, Col. William Deng, claimed 250 soldiers defected from Mayom county, northwest of Bentiu town.

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Source: http://www.warsintheworld.com/index.php/2017/01/11/south-sudan-over-200-government-forces-join-riek-machar-rebel-movement/

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