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South Sudan's Army, Rebels Accuse Each Other Of Breaking Ceasefire

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May 11, 2014 AT 7:56 AM
South Sudan's army and rebel forces accused each other on Sunday of violating a ceasefire hours after it came into effect, charges that will frustrate international mediators who had pressured both sides to stop the ethnic-fuelled conflict. Army spokesman Philip Aguer told Reuters his forces were attacked in oil producing Unity State, with one incident near the flashpoint town of Bentiu. Rebel military spokesman Lul Ruai Koang reported army violations in Unity and Upper Nile states.