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Massacre in Jonglei, South Sudan

The Sudan Tribune reports that at least five UN peacekeepers from India, two United Nations Mission in South Sudan UNMISS staff members, and five civilians were killed on Tuesday in Jonglei, near the Gumuruk settlement in Pibor County. UNMISS has warned recently about deteriorating conditions in Jonglei. Rebels have been fighting the government in the area for the past two years, since 2010, when David Yauyau lost the election to become a member of parliament. The article notes that:

UNMISS’s patrols also aim to protect the many humanitarian aid convoys that operate in Jonglei to provide assistance those affected by the fighting between the rebels and the South Sudanese army (SPLA), which has been carrying out a disarmament campaign in the area for over a year.

Meanwhile the rebels deny involvement and blame the government.

Seeking and End to the Fighting in Jonglei, South Sudan

Efforts are being made by the Government of South Sudan to end the fighting in Jonglei province. According to an article in Gurtong:

South Sudan’s Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny has urged the communities in Jonglei state to apologize to each other for reconciliation to begin peacefully among them. The premier was speaking while opening a peace and reconciliation workshop in Bor last Thursday.