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US sends troops to South Sudan

  • About 150 American troops are headed to South Sudan in order to evacuate more Americans and secure the US embassy. 

    Reports suggest that the troops are going to travel to Djibouti via Spain and the move is the result of President Obama's letter to Congress, in which he said the nation needs to take "further action" and protect its interests in the war-torn country. 

    An official mentioned that 15 Americans were flown out of the region on Sunday and the U.S. personnel are working to make sure that no citizen, in need of evacuation, gets left behind in Bor. 

    "The U.S. government is doing everything possible to ensure the safety and security of United States citizens in South Sudan," a spokeswoman for the State Department said. "We are working with our allies around the world to connect with and evacuate U.S. citizens as quickly and safely as possible."

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