U.S. seeks to reassure South Sudan on troops sent to Juba
Monday July 18 2016
Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) soldiers loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar sit in vehicle at the airport in Juba on April 20, 2016. PHOTO | CARL DE SOUZA | AFP
Forces loyal to South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and VicePresident Riek Machar engaged in five days of street battles with anti-aircraft guns, attack helicopters and tanks until a ceasefire was reached on Monday.
To help keep its embassy open and help non-emergency workers to depart, the United States sent military personnel to Juba on July 12, Toner said.