UN condemns fighting in South Sudan

United Nations has condemned clashes between rebel forces and the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces in South Sudan’s northern oil-rich Unity State.
The special representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan, Nicholas Haysom, called on forces of Stephen Buay Rolnyang, opposition leader and head of the South Sudan People’s Movement/Army, and SSPDF to immediately cease hostilities.
He stressed that the UN continues to closely monitor the situation in Mayom County and is supporting the peace process.
UN official made the remarks after at least twelve soldiers, including commissioner of Mayom County, James Chuol Gatluak, were killed and thirteen others wounded following clashes in Mayom County of Unity State last week.