Three U.S. Osprey aircraft were hit by rebel fire in South Sudan on Saturday during an evacuation operation for American citizens. The Americans were being evacuated from the town of Bor, in the southern region of South Sudan near the capital of Juba. Four U.S. service members (presumably Marines) were injured when the aircraft took fire, and had to be transported via Uganda to Kenya for treatment.
South Sudan has had internal conflict since declaring its independence and obtaining recognition of statehood in July 2011. Fighting flared up this month, by various reports due to a coup attempt, or to Continue reading “Shocker: South Sudanese faction that shot at U.S. aircraft supplied by Iran, China”