Rebel fighters gather in a village in Upper Nile State in this February 8, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/Files
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South Sudan's government said Friday that rebel fighters are in control of the capital of an oil-rich state that has seen several days of heavy fighting.Despite a cease-fire signed last month, battles continue to rage between government troops and rebel fighters loyal to the country's former vice president.Tens of thousands are seeking shelter at U.N. bases across the country.The group also said it has been treating patients wounded during fighting among the more than 21,000 people being housed inside the U.N. base there.
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