Obama Calls For Immediate End To S. Sudan Violence
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December 19, 2013

Via AFP:

President Barack Obama called for an immediate end to the fighting in South Sudan, warning the country stands at the "precipice" of civil war.

Obama, who earlier announced he had deployed 45 troops to the violence-wracked country on Wednesday to protect US personnel and interests, warned that "recent fighting threatens to plunge South Sudan back into the dark days of its past."

He made his remarks in a strongly-worded statement, his most pointed remarks to date on the bloodshed in the nascent African nation.

The growing violence has prompted fears that the world's youngest nation cou...

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