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S. Sudan nearing civil war: Obama

Updated: 2013-12-21 07:54
By Agencies in Juba, South Sudan ( China Daily)

Fears of political conflict rise after 3 UN peacekeepers from India killed

US President Barack Obama warned that South Sudan stands at the "precipice" of renewed civil war amid spiraling violence, including an attack on a UN base that killed three Indian peacekeepers.

The United Nations Security Council readied emergency consultations on the fledgling nation on Friday amid growing fears that the country is sliding toward greater civil strife.

S. Sudan nearing civil war: Obama