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UN Security Council condemns fighting in South Sudan

Renewed fighting is between President Salva Kiir (left) and First Vice President Riek Machar (right) Credit: Reuters

The UN Security Council has "condemned in the strongest terms" the escalation of fighting in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, which began on July 7.

In a statement released by the council, they urged an immediate end to the fighting and demanded that both sides do all they can to prevent violence spreading.

It also urged that both sides commit to a "full and immediate implementation of the peace agreement, including the permanent ceasefire and redeployment of military forces".

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