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UN investigators identify South Sudanese officials accused of war crimes

Over 40 South Sudanese military officers have been identified by the United Nations as alleged perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity, highlighting a clear pattern of "ethnic persecution". 

In a report, released on Friday, investigators with the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, outlined allegations that military officials including generals and state governors had raped and murdered a number of civilians. 

The officials were not named in the report, which makes the case for "individual command responsibility for widespread or systematic attacks on civilians."