Ban urges end to South Sudan fighting

Renewed fighting in Southern Sudan between the Southern People's Liberation Army and the rebel forces of General Athor has resulted in at least 100 casualties.

Peacekeepers in Sudan

Clashes broke out in the town of Fangak on Wednesday after the rebels reportedly attacked an army base.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the fighting that has claimed the lives of 100 people, including civilians.

Fangak county in Jonglei State, where the violence erupted, is near the rebel faction’s base.

Mr. Ban is calling on both General Athor and the SPLA to stick to the cease-fire agreement.

He also reminds the Government of South Sudan of its responsibility to protect civilians.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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