South Sudan

US Turns Attention to Bentiu Massacres


pills geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>“Images and accounts of the attacks shock the conscience: stacks of bodies found dead inside a mosque, web patients murdered at a hospital, page and dozens more shot and killed in the streets and at a church – apparently due to their ethnicity and nationality – while hate speech was broadcast on local radio,” reads a statement released by the Press Secretary.

Bulldozers are said to have buried the dead in mass graves as hundreds of those injured continue to nurse wounds in hospitals.

The number of people seeking protection at the United Nations camp in Bentiu is said to have grown from 8,000 to more than 22,000 in only two weeks.

“We are equally appalled by the armed attack last week at the UN Mission in South Sudan site in Bor that killed at least 48 civilians and injured dozens more.”

The US labelled “these acts of violence” as “an abomination”.

“They are a betrayal of the trust the South Sudanese people have put in their leaders.”

The White House reminded South Sudanese that this is exactly the violence and suffering they fought for decades to escape.

“Both President Kiir and Riek Machar must make clear that attacks on civilians are unacceptable, perpetrators of violence on both sides must be brought to justice, and the cycle of violence that has plagued South Sudan for too long must come to an end.”

The African Union and UN have also voiced concern over escalating civilians murders at the hands of rebels calling for an end to the conflict and the trial of perpetrators of such crimes.


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