South Sudanese policemen and soldiers stand guard along a street following renewed fighting in South Sudan's capital Juba, July 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer
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Sporadic gunfire echoed round parts of Juba Monday, a day after fresh clashes in the South Sudan capital sent thousands fleeing and threatened the young nation's shaky peace deal.The clashes, the first between the army and ex-rebels in Juba since rebel leader Riek Machar returned to take up the post of vice president in a unity government in April, began Friday when 150 soldiers were killed in brief but heavy exchanges of fire.The U.N. Security Council Sunday pressed South Sudan's neighbors to help end the renewed fighting, asking for extra peacekeepers and also demanding Machar and President Salva Kiir rein in their forces.South Sudan has seen more fighting than peace since independence in July 2011, and an August 2015 peace deal was supposed to end the conflict but fighting has continued despite the establishment of a unity government.
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