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163 killed in South Sudan clashes

JUBA, South Sudan — A battle between South Sudan soldiers and rebels allegedly backed by neighboring Sudan killed 163 people, most of them rebels, government officials said Thursday.

South Sudan’s military spokesman, Colonel Philip Aguer, said government forces also captured an airstrip in the town of Okello, which he claimed the rebels have been using to import most of their military supplies. Okello is in South Sudan’s southeast Pibor County, where rebel leader David Yau Yau hails from.

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