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Thousands Have Defected From South Sudan Army, Officials Say

Two months into the conflict in South Sudan, government officials have said that thousands of soldiers have defected from the army and joined anti-government forces.  Government Chief Whip Tulio Odongi said between 60 and 70 percent of SPLA soldiers have defected while army spokesman Philip Aguer said there have been  "a sizeable number" of defections. "The rough figure will be around 10,000-20,000 of the SPLA force who have defected,” Aguer said. He refused to...

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