“Atmosphere of fear” and “summary executions” in South Sudan!

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‘Atmosphere of fear’ in South Sudan town of Bor, says UN


A UN official in South Sudan has spoken of an atmosphere of fear and desperation as violence escalates.


Humanitarian Co-ordinator Toby Lanzer told the BBC about summary executions in Bor, in the restive state of Jonglei that has fallen to rebels.


He said that as well as people seeking refuge at the UN base there were many more hiding out in the bush.


Clashes broke out between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and others backing his former deputy a week ago.


Meanwhile the US said it had evacuated its citizens from Bor.


Four US service personnel were wounded on Saturday when their aircraft were shot at, delaying an evacuation operation and prompting US President Barack Obama to consider further action.


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