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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