South Sudan

UNMISS Denies Report Of Mass Grave In Unity State

seek geneva; font-size: small;”> order geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Yesterday, web reports circulated all over media outlets around the world stating that UN had discovered a grave where more than 75 people were said to have been buried.

Chimpreports has received a statement for UNMISS clarifying on the same issue.

This is what the statement says:

The UN Mission in South Sudan has received media reports about the discovery of a mass grave in the Unity State capital of Bentiu containing the bodies of 75 soldiers of Dinka ethnic origin.

Latest reports suggest that this is an inflation of a skirmish resulting in about 15 fatalities, with details to be confirmed.


UNMISS is, therefore, not in a position to verify the existence of such a mass grave in Unity State thus far.

At the same time, UNMISS is deeply concerned over reports of extra-judicial killings in Juba and other locations in South Sudan and is investigating reports of such atrocities.

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