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S. Sudan army set for offensive

Updated: 2013-12-24 07:16
By Agencies in JUBA, South Sudan and KAMPALA, Uganda ( China Daily)

Nation on brink of civil war despite UN call to halt violence

South Sudan's army said on Monday it was poised for a major offensive against rebel forces, as the country slid toward civil war despite international peace efforts.

Expectations of a major upsurge in fighting came as the United Nations warned that the situation in the world's youngest nation is fast unraveling, with hundreds of thousands of civilians now at risk.

S. Sudan army set for offensive