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U.N.: South Sudan Gov’t Forces Committing War Crimes

HeadlineMar 11, 2016

A new U.N. report accuses South Sudan’s pro-government forces of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including systematic rape of civilians. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein called the ongoing conflict “one of the most horrendous human rights situations in the world.” Tens of thousands of people have died since 2013. The United States backed South Sudan’s independence in 2011 and the country’s president, Salva Kiir, whose troops are now accused of carrying out the majority of the crimes in the ongoing civil war.

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