South Sudan sacks army chief after rebels seize oil hub

This picture taken on April 15, 2014 and released by the the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) shows debris outside a mosque in the town of BentiuSouth Sudan’s President Salva Kiir sacked his army chief after rebels seized a major oil hub, unleashing two days of ethnic slaughter in which the UN says hundreds of civilians were massacred. Rebels loyal to sacked vice president Riek Machar seized Bentiu last week. The United Nations says they hunted down civilians sheltering in mosques, churches and a hospital, in a wave of ethnic killings. The president gave no reason for removing general James Hoth Mai, a move announced on national television, but sources attributed the decision to recent military setbacks in the oil-rich north of the country.

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