SPLA-IO briefly shell Bentiu in Unity State

Opposition forces in South Sudan’s Unity State launched mortar shells at the state capital today, according to government sources.

SPLA spokesman Philip Aguer said the shelling was coming from the southeast of Bentiu. “There are no injuries yet as a result of this shelling. There are no casualties.”

He noted, “This is not an attack by ground forces – these are artillery attacks with mortars on the areas inside Bentiu. But the forces of SPLA are controlling Bentiu city and the area around it.”



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