South Sudan Forces Killed and Raped Hundreds in Brutal Campaign, U.N. Says
One day after the South Sudanese opposition rejected a peace deal in the country's yearslong civil war, United Nations officials on Tuesday outlined a campaign of brutal killings and rapes carried out by government forces and their allies this spring. In the offensive, which targeted opposition-controlled villages in the north of the country in April and May, government troops and allied militias gunned down fleeing civilians, strung up villagers from trees and gang-raped women and girls - some of them fatally - investigators said in a 17-page report .
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