South Sudan rebels seize Jonglei's capital Bor

Civilians seeking refuge in the UNMISS compound in Bor, capital of Jonglei state. PHOTO|UN Mission in South Sudan

What you need to know:

  • Defence Minister Kuol Manyang Juuk confirmed to local media that the military had lost control of the state capital.
  • Forces commanded by former divisional commander, Peter Gatdet, who switched his loyalty to Mr Riek on Wednesday, stormed and seized the capital last evening, said Bor Town Mayor Nhial Majak.

South Sudan rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar have seized the Jonglei State capital Bor, killing and displacing civilians, officials have confirmed.


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