Pentagon evacuates diplomats, allies from Sudan

The Pentagon says it flew 120 US diplomats and others out of South Sudan today because of continuing violence in the African nation.

PTI| Updated: Dec 19, 2013, 03:46 AM IST

Washington: The Pentagon says it flew 120 US diplomats and others out of South Sudan today because of continuing violence in the African nation.
A Defence Department spokesman, Army Col Steven Warren, says two C-130 aircraft picked up employees from the US Embassy in the capital of Juba, along with foreign diplomats and some US citizens, and flew them to neighboring Kenya today.
He says a small US military force remains on the ground in Juba to augment embassy security.