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South Sudan Army and Rebels Battle for Key Oil Town

South Sudan's army battled rebels in the oil town of Bentiu Monday, damaging hopes of new peace talks to end a nearly five-month civil war. Army spokesman Philip Aguer said there was heavy fighting Monday in the northern town but that government troops had the "upper hand."Bentiu fell into rebel hands last month. The United Nations has accused the rebels of killing hundreds of people in the town, based on their nationality or ethnic origin. The rebels have denied carrying out...

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