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South Sudan Rebels Recapture Malakal, Government Troops on the Run

Malakal, February 18, 2014 (SSNA) -- Rebel forces loyal to the South Sudanese Former Vice President Dr. Riek Machar have recaptured Malakal in the early hours of Tuesday.

The rebels seized the capital of the oil-rich Upper Nile State early Tuesday after days of fierce fighting.

Rebels’ commander who spoke to the South Sudan News Agency on condition of anonymity said their troops have defeated combined forces of Uganda and South Sudan stationed in Malakal.

“They are running toward Paloch and our forces are pursuing them”, the source said.

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Published By: southsudannewsagency - Tuesday, 18 February, 2014