US troops sent to protect US embassy in South Sudan
Hundreds of people were reportedly killed as fighting resumed between rival factions loyal to South Sudan’s president and vice-president. The two leaders concluded a temporary truce on Monday.
This is not the first time that the United States has had to send troops to Juba. In January 2014, Marines from the Special Task Force Marine Air Ground — Crisis Response — Africa assisted in the evacuation of embassy staff.
The Marines used MV-22B Osprey and KC-130s to travel nearly 4,200 miles from their base in Morón, Spain, to Juba, successfully evacuating more than 20 Embassy personnel.