South Sudan's leader says Sudan has declared war
Monday, April 23, 2012
BEIJING (AP) -- The president of South Sudan says attacks by rival Sudan amount to a declaration of war on his country.
Salva Kiir made the remark Tuesday during talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing. Kiir arrived Monday for a five-day visit.
On Monday, Sudanese warplanes bombed a market and an oil field in South Sudan, killing at least two people after Sudanese ground forces reportedly crossed into South Sudan with tanks and artillery.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has vowed to press ahead with his military campaign until all southern troops or affiliated forces are chased out of the north.