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South Sudan forces surround Vice Presidents residence – Reports

Forces loyal to Riek Machar have recently clashed with South Sudan's military

South Sudan government forces have reportedly surrounded the residence of First Vice-President Riek Machar in the capital Juba.

It's not clear if Mr Machar is in the house.

It comes just a day after the former rebel leader asked regional and international leaders to intervene to end renewed fighting in Unity and Upper Nile states - which are considered his strongholds.

For weeks now, clashes between South Sudan’s military and forces loyal to Mr Machar have been reported in various areas - threatening a fragile peace agreement between him and President Salva Kiir

The government has not issued any statement on whether its soldiers have surrounded the premises.

A peace agreement signed in 2018 to end nearly six years of bloodshed is way behind schedule in implementation of key issues such as the formation of unified army.

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