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        12/24/2013, Tevet 21, 5774

      UN Chief Asks for 5,500 More Troops in South Sudan


      United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon asked the UN Security Council on Monday to send 5,500 more peacekeepers to South Sudan to better protect civilians from violence that threatens to the country into civil war.

      Ban made the recommendation for the two-thirds increase in the size of the force in a letter to the 15-member council, in which he also called for 423 more police officers.