South Sudan army kills 28 in offensive against rebels

By REUTERS
March 5, 2013 14:38

JUBA - South Sudan's army launched a military offensive against insurgents loyal to rebel leader David Yau Yau in the eastern Jonglei state, killing 28 militants, authorities said on Tuesday.

Yau Yau raised a rebellion last year, with support from his Murle ethnic group, after losing local elections in 2010.

Revenge killings between Murle and Lou Nuer tribesmen and a heavy-handed government disarmament campaign meant that peace talks between Juba's government and Yau Yau never got off the ground.


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