S Sudan troops battle rebels for key oil town

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South Sudanese soldiers and rebel forces battle in the key oil town of Bentiu, as the government wages a major offensive there.According to army officials, there have been heavy clashes in the northern town, which is the capital of oil-producing Unity State.”We are fighting in and around Bentiu to take back control,” media outlets quoted Army spokesman, Philip Aguer, as saying, adding, “They are resisting but we have the upper hand.”The fighting comes a day after government troops moved to regain control of the violence-wracked region.Bentiu fell into rebel hands last month, and opposition forces were accused by the United Nations of massacring hundreds of civilians there.

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