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Fighting in South Sudan Leaves 272 Dead

© Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

According to a government source, at least 272 people have died in fighting between rival factions in South Sudan. The fighting broke out on Thursday and continued in the capital Juba over the weekend between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those who support Vice President Riek Machar. The country had just recently emerged from a two-year civil war that began in December 2013 when Kiir sacked the vice president. Some 33 civilians are among those who have died.