Tuesday, 26 May 2015

South Sudan Military regains full control of oil town

South Sudan’s military has gained ‘full control’ of the strategic oil town of Malakal, after days of fierce fighting with rebel forces, the government has said.
Army spokesman Philip Aguer said troops loyal to President Salva Kiir had “completed their control of Malakal town” after several days of fighting during which “whole enemy force was destroyed.”

However, he also said defence chiefs had “ordered a hot pursuit to track down the rebels wherever they may be heading from Malakal”.
There was no immediate reaction from the rebels, who attacked the town 10 days ago after a pro-government militia leader defected to the rebels. 

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