Friday, December 20, 2013

Ugandan troops deployed in South Sudan capital: report

Soldiers belonging to the Ugandan contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) conducting an early morning foot patrol near the town of Jowhar, Somalia. Ugandan soldiers have been deployed in South Sudan's capital Juba following a request by the country's government to help secure the city. AFP PHOTO / AU UN IST / TOBIN JONES

Soldiers belonging to the Ugandan contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) conducting an early morning foot patrol near the town of Jowhar, Somalia. Ugandan soldiers have been deployed in South Sudan's capital Juba following a request by the country's government to help secure the city. AFP PHOTO / AU UN IST / TOBIN JONES 

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Ugandan soldiers have been deployed in South Sudan's capital Juba following a request by the country's government to help secure the city, Uganda's government-owned New Vision newspaper reported Friday.

The paper said the first batch of special forces soldiers had helped to secure the airport and assisted in the evacuation of Ugandan nationals from Juba, the scene of a week of fierce clashes between rival South Sudanese army units.

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