January 2nd, 2012
08:38 AM ET

South Sudan gains control of town where ethnic tensions flared, official says

KHARTOUM, Sudan (CNN) - South Sudan's government has gained control of a remote town that had been under attack by fighters from a rival tribe, the nation's information minister said Monday.

Some of the thousands who fled into the bush have begun to return to Pibor, said Barnaba Benjamin, South Sudan's minister of information and broadcasting.

Earlier Monday, a military official said roughly 4,000 army and police reinforcements were on the way to Pibor after weekend attacks.

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  1. Kate

    Sounds like Mexico. Hoods take over a region, then the government fights to get it back.

    January 2, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Really tired of this posturing for stupid reasons.

    Just let the GD people *live*, wouldja?

    January 2, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Really tired of Avser's spamming, also.

    January 2, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |