Created on Monday, 23 December 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A top U.N. official in South Sudan says 3,000 foreign nationals remain in a strife-torn city from which American citizens have been successfully evacuated.
Toby Lanzer, the U.N.'s humanitarian coordinator, says Canadians, Australians and British citizens remain in Bor alongside citizens from Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia. Lanzer said Monday that there are tense, sporadic clashes and "fairly consistent gunfire and heavy machine gun fire" in the city.
Bor is where rebels fired on three U.S. military aircraft on Saturday. The U.S. said that it evacuated U.S. citizens from Bor on Sunday aboard U.N. and U.S. civilian helicopters.
The U.S. over the last week has evacuated 380 Americans and 300 others from South Sudan, which has seen vicious, ethnically targeted violence pulse through the nation.