South Sudan | Reports say government forces plan to target civilians
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/01/16, 10:43 am
The United States and United Nations warned in separate meetings Wednesday that South Sudan’s government is plotting major attacks targeting civilians.
U.S. Ambassador to the Human Rights Council Keith Harper told a UN session in Geneva the South Sudanese government has mobilized at least 4,000 militiamen in the country’s Central Equatoria state in preparation for attacks. Central Equatoria, previously one of the few peaceful states in the country, has become a central battleground in the renewed clashes, with more than 1,900 homes destroyed in the past two months, Harper said.