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South Sudan: at least 56 rebels and four SPLA soldiers killed in clashes

SPLA forces loyal to President Salva Kiir say attack by rebels aligned to Riek Machar near Malakal oilfields beaten back At least 56 rebels and four government soldiers have been killed in heavy clashes in South Sudan, in a worrying new surge of violence. A Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) spokesman, Brig Gen Lul Ruai Koang, said that rebels aligned with the former vice-president, Riek Machar, attacked government troops near the country’s second-largest city of Malakal.
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