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UN Says South Sudanese Troops Killed, Violated Scores Of Civilians

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UN Says South Sudanese Troops Killed, Violated Scores Of Civilians
South Sudan became an independent country in 2011. But a civil war broke out in late 2013.
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The United Nations says South Sudanese government forces and allies committed war crimes against hundreds of civilians. 

The report says in April and May, soldiers raped more than 100 women and girls. At least 232 civilians were reportedly killed by government or government-aligned forces. And at least 132 women and girls were also abducted, according to the report. 

South Sudan became an independent country in 2011. But a civil war broke out in late 2013. A ceasefire was negotiated in June, after the reported atrocities took place. 

The U.N. report says it has identified three people who "may bear the greatest responsibility for the violations committed."