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  טבת 29, 5774 , 01/01/14

Despite Peace Efforts, More Fighting in South Sudan

CTV News reports fighting continued on Wednesday in South Sudan's city of Bor, a government official said, describing it as "a war zone" where the army and rebels are battling even as both sides have committed to peace talks in neighboring Ethiopia.

Bor, the capital of Jonglei state, says CTV News is the center of ethnically-based violence stemming from the political rivalry between President Salva Kiir and ousted Vice-President Riek Machar, the rebel leader accused of mounting a failed coup attempt. More than 1,000 people have been killed in the violence, according to the United Nations, but the fighting in Bor is expected to increase the number of fatalities, adds CTV News.

"There is fighting going on in Bor. It's a war zone," said Foreign Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin.

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