31 Dec '13, 1pm

Fresh fighting in S. Sudan as peace deadline nears: Heavy fighting erupted in Bor, South Sudan's contest... #navy

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — Heavy fighting erupted in Bor, South Sudan’s contested provincial capital of Jonglei state, as rebels moved to retake control of the town from government troops, a military official said Tuesday, signaling both sides were far from reaching the cease-fire deal that regional leaders hoped would be struck before the end of the year. Government troops on Tuesday fought renegade forces loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar as well as a pro-Machar tribal militia known as the “White Army,” said military spokesman Col. Philip Aguer. South Sudan’s government had been warning of a looming battle for Bor, which a renegade commander loyal to Machar briefly took before he was repulsed by government forces. That pro-Machar commander, Peter Gadet, has mobilized “elements of the White Army” in a bid to retake the town, according to Aguer. Bor is the town where gun...

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