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South Sudan evacuations continue; some locals turned back

  • Aid workers and civilians arrive from Juba to Entebbe airport in Uganda, Wednesday, July, 13, 2016. Commercial flights to Juba remain cancelled though charter flights are evacuating hundreds of aid workers and other foreign citizens from the capital. The U.S. military in Africa says it has sent 40 additional soldiers to South Sudan's capital, Juba, to help secure American personnel and facilities in the war-torn city. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)

    Aid workers and civilians arrive from Juba to Entebbe airport in Uganda, Wednesday, July, 13, 2016. Commercial flights to Juba remain cancelled though charter flights are evacuating hundreds of aid workers and other foreign citizens from the capital. The U.S. military in Africa says it has sent 40 additional soldiers to South Sudan's capital, Juba, to help secure American personnel and facilities in the war-torn city. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken Wednesday, July 13, 2016 and released by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), villagers are led by UN soldiers to the UN compound in the capital Juba, South Sudan. The death toll from a recent outbreak of fighting in South Sudan is almost certain to climb above the 272 people, including 33 civilians, reported by the government, United Nations officials said Wednesday (Eric Kanalstein/UNMISS via AP)

    In this photo taken Wednesday, July 13, 2016 and released by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), villagers are led by UN soldiers to the UN compound in the capital Juba, South Sudan. The death toll from a recent outbreak of fighting in South Sudan is almost certain to climb above the 272 people, including 33 civilians, reported by the government, United Nations officials said Wednesday (Eric Kanalstein/UNMISS via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken Wednesday, July 13, 2016 and released by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Internally Displaced People (IDP's) and villagers take shelter at UN hospital in the capital Juba, South Sudan. The death toll from a recent outbreak of fighting in South Sudan is almost certain to climb above the 272 people, including 33 civilians, reported by the government, United Nations officials said Wednesday (Eric Kanalstein/UNMISS via AP)

    In this photo taken Wednesday, July 13, 2016 and released by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Internally Displaced People (IDP's) and villagers take shelter at UN hospital in the capital Juba, South Sudan. The death toll from a recent outbreak of fighting in South Sudan is almost certain to climb above the 272 people, including 33 civilians, reported by the government, United Nations officials said Wednesday (Eric Kanalstein/UNMISS via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The United States, India and other countries continue to evacuate their citizens from South Sudan, where a fragile cease-fire appears to hold amid fears of a return to civil war.

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced Thursday morning that two aircraft had landed in the capital, Juba, for evacuations.

The U.S. Embassy has said it was arranging flights out of the country for Americans on Thursday.

Other evacuees have already landed in neighboring Kenya and Uganda and elsewhere.

Germany's foreign office says those evacuated on Wednesday included three wounded Chinese peacekeepers from the U.N. mission in South Sudan and citizens from Britain, France, Poland, Norway, Australia, Canada, Kenya and other countries.

But South Sudanese trying to flee the country by road have reported being turned back from the border.