A mother sits with her infant in a clinic run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Minkammen, 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of Bor, on January 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO / NICHOLE SOBECKI
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South Sudanese government troops were Saturday battling to recapture the last remaining rebel stronghold of Bor, the army said, a day after wresting control of a key northern oil city.United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council meanwhile urged President Salva Kiir to free political detainees loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar in order to kickstart stalled peace talks. Machar told AFP by telephone that his forces would fight on and defend Bor, capital of the flashpoint state of Jonglei and around 200 kilometres (120 miles) north of national capital Juba.Fighting began on December 15 as clashes inside army units, but spread rapidly with government troops fighting huge battles against breakaway soldiers and ethnic militiamen loosely allied to Machar.The conflict has also sparked a sharp upsurge in ethnic violence between members of President Kiir's majority Dinka tribe against Machar's Nuer community. Machar has demanded that 11 of his allies who were arrested by the government when the fighting started be released before he agrees to a truce.
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