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UN Helicopter Shot Down in South Sudan

UN Helicopter Crashed 10km South of Bentiu. It seems that rebel leader Machar has no control over his rebel fighters and commanders calling into question his role in negotiations as leader of the rebels.
White Hawk Down. UN Helicopter Crashed 10km South of Bentiu. It seems that rebel leader Machar has no control over his rebel fighters and commanders calling into question his role in negotiations as leader of the rebels.

By Jason Straziuso (AP),

A REBEL commander who warned the U.N. not to fly over his territory shot down a U.N. helicopter Tuesday in rural South Sudan, charged a spokesman for a state governor.

The U.N. confirmed that 3 people died and 1 survived when one of its helicopters crashed. The U.N. said it is investigating the cause.

The U.N. mission said that an Mi-8 cargo helicopter crashed near Bentiu, a hotly contested area between the government and rebel fighters. The U.N. said it was deeply concerned about the fate of its crew and that a search and rescue team had been sent to the site.  Continue reading UN Helicopter Shot Down in South Sudan

South Sudan Rebels Slaughter ‘Hundreds’ in Ethnic Massacres

More than 200 people sheltering inside mosque killed after rebels ousted government troops, according to UN investigators

Rebels loyal to renegade VP Reik Machar slaughtered hundreds of civilians when they seized the South Sudan oil hub of Bentiu, hunting down men, women and children who had sought refuge in a hospital, mosque and Catholic church: United Nations

By Mike Pflanz,

HUNDREDS of civilians, including women and children, were massacred in ethnic violence when rebels seized an oil-rich town in South Sudan, in the single worst atrocity since the conflict began.

Armed troops loyal to the former vice-president Riek Machar, swept into Bentiu and systematically shot dead foreigners and people from enemy tribes. Others from supportive groups were led to safety.  Continue reading South Sudan Rebels Slaughter ‘Hundreds’ in Ethnic Massacres

Eritrean Embassy in South Sudan Evacuates Nationals from Warzones in Collaboration with the UN

Bringing Eritreans to safety

By Shabait,

The Eritrean Embassy in the Republic of South Sudan has evacuated nationals from warzones, especially Bentieyu and Bor cities, to Juba in collaboration with the United Nations.

The 217 Eritrean nationals, 20 of whom comprising mothers and children, had sought asylum in the compound of the UN office after they were displaced following the outburst of fighting in the country that posed peril on their lives. Currently, they are being taken care in the capital, according to reports. Continue reading Eritrean Embassy in South Sudan Evacuates Nationals from Warzones in Collaboration with the UN