UN Expedites Troop Reinforcements To Raging S.Sudan
December 26, 2013

Via AFP:

The United Nations said Thursday it was speeding reinforcements to its beleaguered peacekeeping force in South Sudan, where ferocious fighting was raging in the oil-producing north.

"We are working on 48 hours delivery of several of the critical assets that we need," and the first reinforcements should arrive by Saturday, the world body's special envoy to the violence-wracked country, Hilde Johnson, said in New York.

The UN is bulking up its peacekeeping muscle in the African nation, which won independence from Sudan only two years ago, amid a vicious fight between troops loyal to Sout...

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