South Sudan

US Evacuates More Personnel From Embassy in South Sudan

Due to violence in the world's youngest nation

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The U.S. Embassy in South Sudan is evacuating more of its personnel because of a deteriorating security situation.

The embassy said Friday that it is organizing another evacuation flight to leave Friday. The embassy has already organized about a dozen flights since fighting broke out Dec. 15.

The embassy did not give a specific reason why it is evacuating more personnel. An anti-government force controls a state capital about 120 kilometers (70 miles) north of the country capital, Juba. South Sudan's military spokesman says that force wants to advance on to Juba.

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