Uganda military personnel are seen on military and police trucks as they drive towards Juba, South Sudan, at Nimule border point on July 14, 2016. / AFP / ISAAC KASAMANI
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A heavily-armed Ugandan military convoy crossed into South Sudan Thursday to evacuate citizens trapped in the capital Juba as fears persist that recent days of intense fighting might reignite despite a cease-fire.A convoy of around 50 trucks escorted by machine gun-mounted armored vehicles crossed the Ugandan border at Nimule to open up a secure corridor for fleeing civilians on the 200 kilometer (120 mile) Juba-Nimule road.Kyanda said the mission would likely last "two to three days" but an intelligence officer told AFP some Ugandan troops may remain in Juba.The Ugandan army joined the conflict in South Sudan soon after it began in December 2013, fighting on the side of President Salva Kiir against a rebel force led by Riek Machar, now the country's vice president.
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