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South Sudan Rebels Release UN Contractors

The United Nations says rebels in South Sudan have released 13 U.N. contractors who were taken hostage last week while escorting a barge carrying fuel on the Nile river. A statement from the U.N. Mission in South Sudan said it retrieved the South Sudanese contractors in a mission Sunday, and that the barge had been returned. The U.N. called on the rebels from the SPLA-In Opposition to immediately release 55,000 liters in fuel, communications equipment and seven weapons that were also...

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