South Sudan army denies breaking ceasefire as UN reports clashes

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South Sudan army deny breaking ceasefire, amid UN reports of clashes

January 24, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese army on Friday denied carrying out attacks on rebels positions after the signing of the ceasefire agreement in Addis Ababa, however a UN spokesperson said clashes took place in different parts of the new nation.

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South Sudanese People Liberation Army (SPLA) soldier is pictured during a patrol in Malakal on January 21, 2014 a few days after retaking the town from rebel fighters (Photo AFP/Harrison Ngethi )

“There have been no reports of fighting I received today. It has been quiet”, Colonel Philip Aguer, Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) spokesperson told reporters in Juba on Friday.

Presidential spokesperson Ateny Wek Ateny denied in a news briefing on Friday that government forces carried out attacks on rebel held positions in the country.

“It has been calm today. The government had given…

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