S. Sudan army says wins back oil-producing state's capital

by Reuters
Friday, 10 January 2014 13:12 GMT

NAIROBI, Jan 10 (Reuters) - South Sudan's army regained the rebel-held town of Bentiu on Friday, handing the government control of Unity state's oilfields where production had been halted, the military's spokesman said.

"It happened this afternoon at 2.30 p.m.," army spokesman Philip Aguer told Reuters. "When you control Bentiu you control all the oil fields in Unity state."

(Reporting by Richard Lough; Editing by James Macharia)