(CBN News) The United Nations says hundreds of civilians in South Sudan were massacred last week in the city of Bentiu.
Many lost their lives after taking shelter in a mosque where they were trapped after rebel forces seized control of the town from government troops.
A U.N. official described "piles and piles" of bodies inside the mosque, in a hospital, and on the streets.
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Thousands of people have been killed in South Sudan since December, when presidential guards splintered and fought along ethnic lines.