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BREAKING:UNMISS Staff Flee As “White Army” Steps Up Attacks

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sales http://debbiehowes.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/integration.php sans-serif; color: #222222;”>UNMISS is now relocating its staff to Uganda after a number of incidences, in the one week fight in the country, occurred in their several compounds and resulted into deaths.


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An internal memo from the body, which is the only key humanitarian provider to the 65,000 civilian refugees, shows that the relocation of “non-critical” staff from capital Juba to Entebbe international airport began this morning.


We have also learnt that UNMISS yesterday evacuated its entire noncivilian staff from the “more volatile town of Bor”, which registered fierce aerial bombardment and heavy artillery yesterday, to Juba.


Today, Sunday morning, sources reported a militia group called “White Army” which had reconstituted itself and was already advancing to Bor.


The “White Army” intended to engage the SPLA who took control of the town (Bor) after a help from a neighbouring airforce yesterday.


A militia group was as well reportedly advancing towards the UNMISS compound in Akobo.


In a statement released today, UNMISS also affirm that their plane (UN relief plane) was shot at on Friday in Yuai, Jonglei State but no causalities were registered and the occupants safely returned to their base.


“One of the four choppers sent to Yuai on 20 December 20, did come under small arms fire. All crew members and passengers returned to UNMISS base in Malakal safely. UNMISS will conduct a full investigation of the incident,” the statement reads.


Meanwhile, UN Assistant Secretary General, Toby Lanzer, is yet to address press about the details of Akobo attacks and his overall mission in Bor.

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