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U.N. condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan oil town

U.N. condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan oil town

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The United Nations on Monday condemned ethnic killings by South Sudan rebels that left hundreds of people dead last week after the fall of an oil town to the opposition forces. The world body said the killings took place in Bentiu, the hub of the country's main oil producing region in the north.  U.N. spokesman Joe Contreras said in a statement that some members of the rebel Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement in Opposition broadcast hate messages on radio after taking control of Bentiu, urging certain ethnic groups to leave town. Some commanders from the Nuer people called on their men to rape non-Nuer women in revenge attacks. Other...

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