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In South Sudan, Uganda actively fights alongside government troops battling rebel forces
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:04 AM EST
Uganda's military says its troops have joined forces with the South Sudanese military in the war against a rebellion in the world's newest country.
Ugandan officials had previously denied that its troops have joined the fight, saying Ugandan forces were deployed in South Sudan mainly to facilitate civilian evacuations.
The involvement of a foreign army in South Sudan's conflict could escalate a crisis set off by a power struggle between President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, the fugitive former deputy president who commands rebel forces.