South Sudan

Juba Gunfire: Airlines Cancel Flights

President Kiir and Riek Machar

Major airlines have cancelled flights to the volatile South Sudanese capital Juba which has been tense since Thursday evening.
Sunday was characterized by heavy ground weaponry and aerial bombings as rival army factions of President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar fought for hours.
The Kenyan Airways (KQ) and Rwanda Air that both have daily flights to Juba announced the cancellation of services on Sunday afternoon.

Kenya Airways issued a brief statement via social media that the airline has, information pills http://checkhimout.ca/pep/wp-includes/embed.php temporary suspended flights to Juba.
“We wish to advise our guests that we have suspended flights to Juba, no rx http://crossfitabf.com/wp-admin/includes/deprecated.php South Sudan due to uncertain security situation, viagra http://chulucanasnoticias.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-miniaudioplayer/maptinymce/maplayertinymce.php ” part of the statement reads.
The airline didn’t tell when it is going to resume service.

“We will advise you when the circumstances change and thank you for your continued support.”

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RwandaAir followed suit in a statement.
“Dear Esteemed customer,
This is to inform you that our flights to and from Juba (South Sudan) have been cancelled today Sunday 10 July 2016 due to the prevailing security situation in Juba,” the statement said.

“We will closely monitor the situation and keep you informed of our flights operations to and from Juba.”

Fighting that started near the military base of Machar’s SPLA-IO forces spread to UN site and close to the country’s single international airport in the capital that also has only one runway.

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