South Sudan demands monitors to supervise ceasefire

Khartoum, Sep 8 (IANS) The South Sudanese army on Tuesday demanded deployment of international monitors to supervise the ceasefire agreement recently signed by the government and rebels.

“We have demanded monitors from the US and the UN to monitor the ceasefire and verify the exchanged accusations,” South Sudan army spokesman Philip Aguer told Xinhua.

He further denied the rebels’ claims that the government forces attacked their positions in the Unity and Upper Nile states.

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