South Sudan: Rebels Retake Bor After Battle Tuesday

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Rebels have retaken the South Sudan city of Bor after a battle that started at daybreak Tuesday morning.

The SPLA stationed in Bor had been expecting the White Army rebels, who had been marching toward the city for days.  Army Spokesperson Philip Aguer had made statements about his confidence that the South Sudanese army would be able to prevent the rebels from retaking the town.

Tuesday was the deadline announced the South Sudanese government and the East African trading bloc IGAD, who had threatened repercussions if rebel leader Riek Machar had not called off his violent opposition by that day.

By Day Blakely Donaldson

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