United Nations reports military activity in Juba with heavy weaponry being used close to a UN base.
Gunshots, heavily armed exchange UN House area once again; going on now since approx. 08:25 @unmissmedia— UNMISS (@unmissmedia) July 10, 2016
The death toll has risen to 272 people in just a week of fighting between President Salva Kiir's troops and those loyal to Vice President Riek Machar, according to a source from the Ministry of Health as reported by Reuters.
The president's forces are the ones who initiated the fight, launching an attack against the opposition's troops based near the capital, local Radio Tamazuj reports with referense to multiple sources.
In August 2015, Kiir and Machar signed a peace deal for the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity.
Over 10,000 people had died by early 2015 as a result of the fighting, according to the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project. Almost two million civilians had been displaced by mid-2015, according to the United Nations.