December 23rd, 2013
10:42 PM ET

U.S. Marines poised to enter South Sudan

U.S. Marines are poised to enter South Sudan to help evacuate Americans and provide security for the U.S. Embassy, after hundreds of people were killed during a week of fighting. Thousands of civilians have taken refuge in United Nations bases within South Sudan. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the people in a message, "You are seeing people leave the country amid increasing chaos. The U.N. will stay with you."
Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr reports.

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