South Sudan

U.S Suspends Evacuation As Mutineers Hit Chopper


order geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The injured servicemen, approved whose names remain anonymous, were rushed to Nairobi for treatment.

At the time, according to the U.S embassy in Juba, the six military choppers had evacuated 450 citizens.

“The troops were trying to land in Bor when gunfire from the ground hit the aircraft,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

“The aircraft diverted to an airfield outside the country and aborted the mission. The injured troops are being treated for their wounds.”

Our sources have confirmed that one of the six U.S military osprey choppers that landed at Entebbe airport this afternoon had been hit in Juba.

According to sources, the chopper, an osprey military type, was hit as it tried to finalise today’s evacuation mission.

“It was shot at in Bor, the capital of Jonglei state. U.S service members were injured and the plane was seen heading back to Uganda,” a source said.

The three CV-22 Ospreys were attacked as they approached Bor, which is occupied by forces loyal to Mr Machar, a US military statement added.

When Chimpreports contacted its sources at Entebbe airport, they too confirmed that a plane flew in with wounded personnel, all of them in a critical condition.

Meanwhile, as UPDF continues to deny involvement in Bor bombarding, the Kenyan president today, afternoon, sent Kenya Defence Forces to intervene in the Juba conflict.


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