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S. Sudan rebels withdraw from Yei for civilians' safety: official

May 17, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese rebels say they have withdrawn from the country's town of Yei, amid fear of civilians' safety after clashes with South Sudan army (SPLA) early this week.

“Our gallant forces tactically withdrew from Yei last night to Korgulu to avoid civilians' casualties. We are still requesting civilians to vacate Yei as soon as they can,” said Colonel Paul Lam, the rebel's deputy spokesperson.

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Published By: sudantribune - Thursday, 18 May, 2017