South Sudan troops ‘recapture key oil city of Bentiu’


BBC News
January 10, 2014

South Sudan’s military says it has recaptured the oil hub of Bentiu – one of just two rebel-held cities.

Army spokesman Philip Aguer said the final resistance – a tank protecting a bridge to the city – had been overcome at 14:30 local time (11:30 GMT).

Rebel leader Riek Machar told AFP his forces had withdrawn to save civilians but vowed to fight on.

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