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UN Security Council threatens sanctions over Benitu killings

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The UN Security Council has threatened sanctions on those responsible for the deadly violence in South Sudan.

The Council members slammed the killings of people in the oil town of Bentiu. They also expressed readiness to consider appropriate measures against those responsible for the violence. The Council called for an immediate end to violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. The 15-member body called on the U-N human rights office to investigate the violence and urged the government of President Salva Kiir to protect civilians.
According to the UN, both South Sudanese and Sudanese were killed after rebels seized Bentiu, which is the capital of South Sudan's oil-rich Unity state.

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