South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar, left, speaks to the media about the situation in South Sudan following last week's peace agreement with the government, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
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South Sudan's army Tuesday called for international monitors to observe a cease-fire, as it rejected repeated rebel claims of heavy battles in the war-torn country.Cease-fire monitors from the regional East Africa bloc IGAD, which led efforts to negotiate the peace deal, are meant to be monitoring the cease-fire, the eighth to have been agreed since war began in December 2013 .Rebel spokesman William Gatjiath Deng claimed helicopter gunships from neighboring Uganda -- which sent in troops to back government forces, but who under the peace deal, must withdraw by October 10 -- had pounded their positions.
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