South Sudan rebels say have retaken town near border with Ethiopia

South Sudan rebels say have retaken town near border with EthiopiaSouth Sudan’s rebels on Saturday said they had wrested control of Pagak, their stronghold town near the country’s border with Ethiopia, from government forces, a day after launching an offensive to drive them out. Formerly controlled by the rebels, the town was captured by South Sudan’s military five days ago but heavy fighting erupted on Friday with rebels vowing to retake it. “We took control of Pagak…government forces are not in Pagak, we have pushed them out,” rebel spokesman Lam Paul Gabriel told Reuters.


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