US freelancer Christopher Allen killed while reporting in South Sudan

US freelancer Christopher Allen killed while reporting in South Sudan

South Sudan army spokesman has said journalists who enter the country with rebel forces will not be protected
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South Sudan army spokesman Brigadier General Lul Ruai Koang on August 29, 2017 speaks to the media about the death of U.S. journalist Christopher Allen. Allen was killed while covering the ongoing civil war in South Sudan between government and rebel forces. (Reuters/Samir Bol)

South Sudan's army, a rebel spokesman, and the U.S. Embassy in the capital Juba confirmed that Allen was killed during fighting between government and rebel forces in Kaya, near the borders with Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Allen had been embedded with opposition forces for two weeks, Col. Lam Paul Gabriel, the rebel's deputy spokesman, told Committee to Protect Journalists.

At a press conference today, South Sudan army spokesman Lul Ruai Koang said journalists who enter the country with rebel forces will not be protected, The Associated Press reported. "Anybody who comes attacking us with hostile forces will meet his fate," Koang told journalists, according to AP.

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