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Pentagon evacuates diplomats, allies from Sudan

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

A Defense Department spokesman, Army Col. Steven Warren, says two C-130 aircraft picked up employees from the U.S. Embassy in the capital of Juba, along with foreign diplomats and some U.S. citizens, and flew them to neighboring Kenya Wednesday morning.

He says a small U.S. military force remains on the ground in Juba to augment embassy security.