A South Sudanese ICRC (International Red Cross Committee) worker is seen next to body bags with the remains of victims of the past days violence in Juba on July 16, 2016. / AFP / SAMIR BOL
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Corpses are still being collected around burned out tanks in South Sudan's capital Juba, a week after intense battles left hundreds dead and a peace deal in tatters.The latest clashes in a war that broke out in December 2013 pitted soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir against troops backing his longtime rival Vice President Riek Machar, who technically ended his rebellion to forge a unity government in April.A shaky cease-fire has held since late Monday, when Machar's men were forced to flee after government troops in tanks and helicopter gunships pounded their positions with overwhelming firepower.More peacekeepers may not make the U.N. mission any more effective.Machar lost some of his most loyal troops in the battle – those who survived are reported to have fled the city – and his authority over his generals and troops is also in question.
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