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South Sudan Army, Militias May Have Committed War Crimes - Human Rights Watch

The international rights group says in a report released Tuesday that South Sudanese government forces and allied militia fighters raped women, killed civilians as they fled into the bush, burnt villages and looted property during a months-long military offensive in Unity State earlier this year.

In the report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) describes what it calls shocking violence against civilians in the oil-rich state between April and June.

HRW says the alleged attacks on civilians could amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity.
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Physically disabled Angelina, 20, was left behind when members of a militia allied with the South Sudan army abducted three women and a teenage girl that she was hiding with. “When I fled [my village], I felt very tired and I sometimes would fall and have
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Physically disabled Angelina, 20, was left behind when members of a militia allied with the South Sudan army abducted three women and a teenage girl that she was hiding with. “When I fled [my village], I felt very tired and I sometimes would fall and have

Women and children venture outside the UNMISS camp near Bentiu, in South Sudan, to collect firewood and charcoal. Unity state, of which Bentiu is the capital, has seen an uptick in fighting since the last round of peace talks collapsed in March, and leavi
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Women and children venture outside the UNMISS camp near Bentiu, in South Sudan, to collect firewood and charcoal. Unity state, of which Bentiu is the capital, has seen an uptick in fighting since the last round of peace talks collapsed in March, and leavi

An elderly woman from Rubkona county fled to the UNMISS camp in Bentiu in June after army soldiers threatened to kill her as she went to market in June.
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An elderly woman from Rubkona county fled to the UNMISS camp in Bentiu in June after army soldiers threatened to kill her as she went to market in June.

Children queue for water in the UNMISS camp near Bentiu. As of the end of June, about 81,000 internally displaced persons, including at least 28,000 new arrivals in April and May, lived in the camp in cramped and unsanitary conditions.
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Children queue for water in the UNMISS camp near Bentiu. As of the end of June, about 81,000 internally displaced persons, including at least 28,000 new arrivals in April and May, lived in the camp in cramped and unsanitary conditions.

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