11 Feb 2011

Clashes between South Sudan army & rebels kill 105

Clashes between rebels and south Sudanese troops in troubled Jonglei state have killed 105 people, a southern army spokesman said on Friday, a dramatic jump from an earlier death toll of 16. "On the side of the military that includes the SPLA, the police and the prison services, 20 were killed in Fangak town, while 30 of Athor's men were killed," said Philip Aguer.


He was referring to renegade southern general George Athor whose supporters launched a spate of attacks on troops of the south's Sudan People's Liberation Army on Wednesday, shattering a "permanent ceasefire" they signed just last month. Al Arabiya