• Kyodo

  • SHARE

Japanese peacekeepers were ordered to carry weapons in South Sudan in July 2016 following the outbreak of fierce fighting, despite government claims their area was devoid of armed conflict, according to a Self-Defense Forces member and a senior Defense Ministry official.

More than 270 people were killed in clashes between South Sudanese government forces and rebels in the capital Juba at the time.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)