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NAS hands over 23 persons including SSPDF commander’s family to Red Cross

NAS has released over 23 persons under its protection – including the family of the SSPDF commander of Mile45 base- to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to be reunited and celebrate the new years with their families.

The announcement was made in a press release containing the names of all 23 persons that was dated January 1st 2020 and signed by Mr Suba Samual, the NAS Spokesman.

The 23 persons came under the protection of NAS forces as they were abandoned and left behind by Kiir’s forces fleeing counter-offensives in different locations in Central Equatoria.

“The National Salvation Front (NAS) would like to reiterate its commitment to abide by the International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law that protects human life and dignity, where non-combatants and innocent civilians are protected,” reads the statement in part.

At the time of the handover, all of the persons were in good health.

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