UN Mission in South Sudan rejects responsibility for "disaster" in Bentiu

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Displaced civilians sheltering at the UNMISS base in Bentiu, Unity State. Photo: UNMISS/Anna Adhikari

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has said it was not responsible for the human rights abuses that took place in a town in the country last week.

According to the South Sudanese government, four hundred people were killed in Bentiu after rebels loyal to former vice-president Riek Machar took control.

The conflict in South Sudan began in December last year when the rebels began fighting with government troops.

Stephanie Coutrix reports.

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