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South Sudan ceasefire largely holding, barring sporadic gunfire – UN

Displaced South Sudanese families cook in the open in a camp for internally displaced people in the UNMISS compound in Tomping, Juba, South Sudan, July 12, 2016. Beatrice Mategwa/United Nations Mission in South Sudan S

A ceasefire in South Sudan’s capital Juba appears to be “largely holding, barring sporadic gunfire” and United Nations peacekeepers were able to carry out a limited number of short patrols on Tuesday, a U.N. spokesman said in New York.

“(The U.N. mission) also reports that the airport in the capital has been reopened, although commercial flights remain suspended,” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.



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