South Sudan forces, armed groups clash, displacing civilians

JUBA - Fighting between government forces and armed groups around a town in the northwest of South Sudan has forced thousands to flee, the United Nations and an aid agency said on Saturday.


The clashes around Wau, northwest of the capital, are the latest flare-up in a nation which was mired in conflict for more than two years until a peace deal was reached between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, now vice president.


The peace deal was signed last year but took many months to implement. Machar returned to Juba in April.


פרסום ראשון: 06.25.16, 22:03