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UN peacekeepers failed to protect civilians in S.Sudan: rights group

UN peacekeepers cowered in their bases rather than risk doing their job of protecting civilians during an outbreak of fighting in South Sudan in July, a rights group said Wednesday. Some peacekeepers in the capital Juba abandoned their posts inside so-called "Protection of Civilian" sites -- where tens of thousands have sought safety from successive bouts of fighting -- while outside the fortified bases peacekeeper presence was "non-existent".
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