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White House Comments on South Sudan Civil War

White House press secretary Jay Carney during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.(AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

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(AURN) -- The eyes of the world are on South Sudan as civil war there is the problem. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney in his media briefing said "Circumstances there have gotten worse," saying, the most recent violence deters the nation from from its goal of "an inclusive, democratic state at peace internally and with its neighbors."

South Sudan violence

Gunfire in Juba, the capital of South Sudan has left 26 people killed and over 100 injured, ending in area hospitals since Sunday night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: In this image released by the United Nations Mission Juba, civilians sit after arriving at the compound of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), to take refuge Wednesday, Dec. 18 , 2013, in Juba, South Sudan. A South Sudanese army official said clashes among military factions have spread to the rural state of Jonglei in escalating violence that the government blames on forces loyal to a former deputy president.

(AP Photo/UNMISS, Rolla Hinedi)

 

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