January 1st, 2012
06:47 AM ET

Report: Fighters attack South Sudan town despite presence of U.N. peacekeepers

Thousands of fighters attacked a remote town in South Sudan despite the presence of United Nations peacekeepers in the area, a military official said Sunday.
Authorities were counting casualties from Saturday's attack by 6,000 fighters that occurred in a portion of Pibor town that was beyond the reach of the peacekeepers, said Col. Philip Auger of the South Sudan army.

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  1. Mmmmm

    they aren't peacekeepers they are gunless mercenaries to take down dissedents and phone-in their coordinates....

    January 1, 2012 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mmmmm

    everyone knows hard hats, reflecting vests, cargo pants, and goggles are classic undercover special op's disguise...

    January 1, 2012 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. hamsta

    This could be cuz the un is full of hot air

    January 1, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. Brigadier Crawypaws

    @ Mmmmm
    That's what I'm wearing right now!
    You want some speghetti
    Check out the Monkey blog
    BONE APP – ET – T I T 😉

    January 1, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Happy New Year, same as the old year...

    January 1, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Louie

    Pretty brave behind that computer kid. Just don't walk the Bronx alone. I did and got clobbered once. Free advice. No charge p- brain.

    January 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Louie

    Gee. The way she talks. You'd think she owns the waves.

    January 1, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • nsaidi

      This exchange is fairly entertaining, so I'm gonna leave it alone.

      January 1, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Brigadier Crawypaws

    LMAO... Louie my boy!!! that was me! he he that clobbered you...
    Louie louie... Lou ....aaaaaa
    I'll drink to that !!!
    Meet ya at 5th and Lou ooo .... eeeee LOL 😉

    January 1, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Brigadier Crawypaws

    Hey! you calling me a GIRL!
    Why I outta
    Whammm Bang !!!
    Ha ha , like in the old Batman and Robin TV series 😉

    January 1, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    For what it's worth, I think you're right.

    January 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    Nothing wrong with hard work.
    Nothing at all.

    January 1, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    someone here sounds as if they are still celebrating new years eve, or smokin somethin pretty powerful! well all i got to say is party on! lol

    January 2, 2012 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |