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EU sanctions for top South Sudan military chiefs

10 July 2014, 14:57

Brussels - The European Union slapped a travel ban and asset freeze Thursday on two South Sudanese military leaders for committing atrocities and obstructing the peace, an official statement said.

The sanctions against the two, whose names will be released Friday when the sanctions take effect, come after months of violent clashes between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those supporting his rival and former deputy Riek Machar.

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