U.N. DE­PLOYS MORE PEACE­KEEP­ERS TO SOUTH SU­DAN'S UNITY STATE

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - International -

The U.N. mis­sion in South Su­dan (UNMISS) is send­ing 150 peace­keep­ers to Unity state to pro­tect civil­ians who are be­ing tar­geted in clashes be­tween the gov­ern­ment and rebel troops, the mis­sion said yes­ter­day. A se­ries of peace deals signed by the par­ties at the be­hest of re­gional groups like the In­ter-Gov­ern­men­tal Author­ity on De­vel­op­ment (IGAD) have been vi­o­lated, with the lat­est vi­o­lence tak­ing place in Unity state, which hosts aban­doned oil fields. Dozens have been killed in the area in re­cent weeks, UNMISS said.

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