South Sudanese girls displaced by the fighting collect their laundry from a barbed wire in a camp for displaced persons in the UNMISS compound in Tongping in Juba February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu
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Civilians in South Sudan have been the main target of recent ethnic violence that likely killed thousands and subjected thousands more to rape, arbitrary arrest, torture and the looting and burning of their homes, the United Nations said Friday in its first report on human rights abuses during the conflict.The U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan said the report on the progress of human rights investigations during the first six weeks of the crisis, from Dec. 15 through Jan. 31, offers a "snapshot" of the violence perpetrated mainly by forces loyal to President Salva Kiir, who is an ethnic Dinka, and rebel soldiers loyal to dismissed former vice president Riek Machar, who is an ethnic Nuer. In Unity State, the report said, U.N. rights experts have received reports of at least seven mass graves and believe at least 230 civilians -- Dinkas and Nuers including women and children -- were killed on ethnic grounds in Rubkona, Bentiu, the Unity oil fields and Tharjath between Dec. 16 and Jan. 31 .
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