South Sudan: “Piles And Piles” Of Bodies Amid Ethnic Violence

Source: CBS News

NAIROBI, Kenya — The U.N.’s top humanitarian official in South Sudan says he saw “piles and piles” of bodies after rebels belonging to one ethnic group slaughtered members of other groups in a remote town.

Toby Lanzer told The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday that the killings are “quite possibly a game-changer” for a conflict that has been raging since mid-December.

U.N. human rights investigators said Monday that hundreds of civilians were killed last week because of their ethnicity after rebel forces seized Bentiu, the capital of oil-producing Unity state.

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  • Richard Buchanan

    Who is doing the killing and why?
    Are the Arabs involved?
    French, Europeans, I mean, what’s going on over there, exactly?