Government troops raped children, burned people alive: U.N. experts say

New York, August 25, 2015 (SSNA) — An interim report on South Sudan’s civil war compiled by UN panel of Experts has been submitted to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

In the report, the panel accuses South Sudanese government of rapping young children, burning people alive in their homes, among others. The document also alleged that rebels have also targeted civilians, according to excerpts of the document.

"The intensity and brutality of violence aimed at civilians is hitherto unseen, in what has been so far — without a doubt — an incredibly violent conflict, where civilians have been targeted by all parties to the conflict," the Experts said in the report.

The text further accuses government of pursuing what the UN panel describes as “scorched earth policy,” where government soldiers and their allies burned villages to the ground to frighten the civilians, adding that some civilians were burned while in their houses.

The report also said soon after war broke out in Juba, Salva Kiir’s government planned to spend at least 850 million dollars to crush the rebellion.

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