Tuesday, July 12, 2016

South Sudan Fighting Leads to U.S. Evacuation

By Douglas V. Gibbs

The end of the cease-fire in South Sudan has led to a week of explosions and gun battles.  Civil War is threatening to rear its ugly head, once again.

As the fighting escalated, the Canadian embassy closed entirely, India has planned to evacuate its citizens, two U.N. blue helmets from China have been killed.

There were 67 injuries and 8 deaths in the U.N. base last Sunday.

The fighting erupted last Thursday and continued through the weekend, when South Sudan marked its fifth anniversary of independence from Sudan. The gun battles in the capital are similar to fighting in December 2013 that sparked a two-year civil war in which tens of thousands died and displaced more than 2 million.

The United States has evacuated all non-emergency staff from the country.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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