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The Ground Self-Defense Force has told families of personnel stationed in conflict-mired South Sudan that no direct attack has been made on their camp, a GSDF official said Tuesday.

The families of the personnel from the 7th Division, based in Chitose, Hokkaido, were told by phone that there has been no damage to the GSDF camp in the capital, Juba, where the troops are stationed, the official added.

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