The spokesman for South Sudan's military says no fighting is being reported one day after battles broke the new cease-fire deal.
The spokesman for South Sudan’s military says no fighting is being reported one day after battles broke the new cease-fire deal.
Col. Philip Aguer said Monday that the situation in Bentiu — the capital of an oil-producing state — is stable. He said government troops were in full control.
Aguer said the government was trying to arrange a trip by monitors from IGAD — a regional bloc of nations trying to broker peace — to visit Bentiu. Aguer said the monitors would verify that rebels launched a Sunday attack there, breaking Friday’s new cease-fire.
Aguer said government forces are committed to the cease-fire but he questioned if forces loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar are committed.
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A rebel spokesman on Sunday accused the government of breaking the cease-fire.