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South Sudan rebel Riek Machar 'controls key state'

Former South Sudan Vice-President Riek Machar has said rebel troops have captured the key oil-producing state of Unity and control much of the country.

Mr Machar also confirmed to the BBC that the forces fighting the government were under his command.

The country has been in turmoil since President Salva Kiir accused Mr Machar a week ago of attempting a coup.

The BBC's James Copnall reports.

  • 21 Dec 2013
  • From the section Africa
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