South Sudan’s military has warned about the surge of violence in the country, raising fears of a full-scale civil war. “Fighting in South Sudan killed at least 60 people this week,” South Sudan’s army spokesman Brigadier General Lul Ruai Koang said on Friday. “Armed men loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar killed 11 government soldiers and 28 civilians from Saturday to Thursday,” Koang said. “Twenty-one rebels were also killed.” Koang also accused the rebels of “burning civilians, maiming women and child abductions and setting ablaze properties.” A spokesman for the rebels was not immediately available for comment. Koang’s remarks came after the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the country sounded the alarm over the deadly surge of violence across the country. On October… Next »

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