December 21, 2013

U.S. aircraft hit by gunfire in South Sudan

Four service members are hurt in the aborted mission to evacuate Americans from an area said to be held by rebels.

By Jason Straziuso
The Associated Press

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Three U.S. CV-22 Osprey aircraft like this one were hit by gunfire Saturday in South Sudan. World leaders worry that violence in the young country will lead to full-blown civil war.

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U.N. peacekeepers salute during a memorial service for their two colleagues who were killed Thursday, in the UNMISS compound in Juba, South Sudan Saturday. The U.N. peacekeeping mission strongly condemned the unprovoked attack on a U.N. base in Akobo in Jonglei state, near the Ethiopian border, on Thursday that killed two Indian peacekeepers and injured a third.

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