South Sudan army ready to march on rebel-held town: Kiir

AFP , Monday 23 Dec 2013

South Sudan troops are readying to assault the rebel-held town of Bor, the president said Monday, after the evacuation of foreign nationals from the capital of the powder keg eastern Jonglei state.

The army is "now ready to move to Bor," President Salva Kiir told parliament, adding that the counter-attack to wrest back the town after it was captured on Wednesday was delayed until US had airlifted citizens out. 

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