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With Fighting Picking Up, Government Denies S. Sudan Shot Down MiG

April 05 2012


There are conflicting claims of a plane being shot down on the border between Sudan and South Sudan as violence escalates between the neighbors.

The Sudanese government denied it lost a fighter jet to South Sudanese anti-aircraft fire, reports CNN.

South Sudan said on Wednesday it had shot down a Sudanese MiG-29 fighter dispatched to bomb oil fields in the Pan Akuac region of Unity state.

The government in Juba also accused Khartoum of warmongering.

The Khartoum...

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