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S.Sudan says orders army to halt attacking rebels
May 7, 2014 / 3:01 PM / 4 years ago

S.Sudan says orders army to halt attacking rebels

ADDIS ABABA, May 7 (Reuters) - South Sudan’s government said it ordered its army on Wednesday to halt attacking rebel forces for a month, amid mounting international pressure for a deal to end ethnic violence that risks spiralling into genocide.

South Sudan’s Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth said that the government’s commitment to honour a “month of tranquillity” meant it could still fight back if attacked.

There was no immediate word from the rebels. (Writing by Richard Lough; Editing by Edmund Blair, John Stonestreet)

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