President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir (R), arrives for the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 30, 2017. AFP / ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER
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South Sudan rebels accused Egypt on Saturday of carrying out bombing raids against their positions, drawing an immediate denial from Cairo, and warned of the risk of a regional war.It was the first time either side had alleged Egyptian involvement in South Sudan's festering conflict, which pits President Salva Kiir's military against forces loyal to his former vice president, Riek Machar.War erupted in South Sudan in December 2013 after a political disagreement between Kiir and Machar exploded into military confrontation.In the statement, the rebels accused Kiir's government of seeking to escalate the war.
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