The authorities of South Sudan announced the elimination of 56 rebels for two days

Власти Южного Судана сообщили о ликвидации 56 повстанцев за два дня

Authorities in southern Sudan have reported that in the fighting around Malakal town for the two days eliminated 56 of the rebels, Reuters reports citing the official representative of the armed forces.

Representative of the armed forces Lule, Ruai Koan said that the rebels attacked government positions on Saturday night, but the military was able to fight back. “Our forces managed to successfully push them back with heavy losses. Over 56 insurgents were killed”, — he said.

The conflict in South Sudan began in 2013, two years after the country gained its independence from Sudan. The reason is disagreement between President Salva Kiir and Vice President Reecom Masara, who was accused of conspiracy. The victims of the hostilities and tens of thousands of people.

Machar fled from southern Sudan after a new aggravation of the civil conflict in July of this year. Currently he is hiding in Khartoum the capital of Sudan. After fleeing Machar lost his post of Vice-President of the country, which he was guaranteed peace agreement in 2015. The new Vice President and head of the insurgent party became the party of the negotiations with the government of Taban Deng.

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