Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers patrol a village in Mathiang, some 44 kilometers from Bor, on January 25, 2014. AFP PHOTO / CHARLES LOMODONG
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South Sudan's government and rebels traded accusations Sunday that each had breached a ceasefire deal by attacking the other, but insisted they were committed to ending weeks of brutal conflict.Rebel military spokesman Lul Ruai Koang reported Sunday "clear violations" of the ceasefire, claiming government forces had attacked rebel positions in the northern oil state of Unity and in the volatile eastern Jonglei region.Verifying reports from across the vast and remote regions of South Sudan -- large areas of which have poor if any telephone networks -- is a difficult task.But both sides have also said they doubt the other can fully control the forces on the ground.
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