South Sudan Troops Start Withdrawing From Juba as Part of August 26 Agreement

South Sudan announced on Monday 23rd November, 2015 that its forces have begun withdrawing from the capital, Juba in line with an August 26 agreement.

President Salva Kiir signed the peace agreement on the resolution of conflict in South Sudan, declaring a permanent cease-fire and relocation of SPLA troops to 25 kilometers away from Juba.

The agreement calls for the withdrawal of all military forces within 15 miles of the Juba within 90 days from August 26, and that deadline comes this week.

The relocation of South Sudan government troops calls for regional support and goodwill for success of the August 26 peace agreement.

Recent clashes in Juba on Friday 20th November, 2015 saw to the death of at least five people when a passenger bus heading to Uganda was ambushed.

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