16 People Killed In Clashes Between Government Forces And Fighters Loyal To Riek Machar In South Sudan

Over 16 people have been reported dead and dozens of others seriously injured in the clashes in South Sudan. Clashes have ensued between government soldiers and fighters loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar.

The new wave of fighting between Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and opposition forces took place in Nhial Dieu County in Northern Liech near the Sudanese border.

The fighters attacked the government position unprovoked which goes against the agreement between the two opposing sides while there are talks to resolve the stalemate. Among the victims of the clashes are women and children which adds to the death toll from the conflict that began in 2013, killed tens of thousands and displaced over 4 million people.

International and regional leaders have called for an end to the conflict in the East African nation where either side has broken several truces

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