In South Sudan, ethnic attacks spark fears of civil war

By Sudarsan Raghavan, Karen DeYoung, December 25, 2013

JUBA, South Sudan — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to nearly double the number of peace­keepers in the world’s newest nation to more than 14,000 and urged swift action to end a violent political and ethnic conflict that threatens to become a full-blown civil war.

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