A civilian carries her belongings as she flees from renewed attacks in Bentiu, Unity state of South Sudan April 20, 2014.(REUTERS/Emre Rende)
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Kiir also replaced his head of intelligence, days after government troops were routed from a major oil hub by rebels loyal to Kiir's former deputy Riek Machar, and hundreds of civilians were massacred.Army spokesman Philip Aguer said Gen. Paul Malong, a stalwart of the Sudan People's Liberation Army, had replaced army chief Gen. James Hoth Mai.Mai was the most prominent Nuer within the SPLA, a former guerrilla force that became the national army of the south after the end of the civil war with Sudan in 2005 .Many former Nuer militia fighters who were incorporated into the SPLA after independence from Sudan in 2011 have defected to join Machar's ranks.Intelligence chief Paul Mach was replaced by Gen. Marial Nour Jok, spokesman Aguer said. Aguer, however, said the SPLA had fought off rebels in Renk.
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