South Sudan troops capture key town of Bor, army says

South Sudanese government forces on Saturday recaptured the key town of Bor, defeating an army of thousands of rebels, an army spokesman said.

“Today the the gallant SPLA forces entered Bor, they have defeated more than 15,000 forces of (rebel leader) Riek Machar and frustrated his plans to attack Juba,” army spokesman Philip Aguer told reporters.

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Bor is the capital of Jonglei State and situated 200 kilometres north of the capital Juba.-nation.co.ke

South Sudanese troops loyal to President Salva Kiir at Bor airport on December 25, 2013 after they re-captured it from rebel forces. PHOTO | FILE

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