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In South Sudan Ceasefire largely holding, barring sporadic gunfire - UN

"(The U.N. mission) also reports that the airport in the capital has been reopened, although commercial flights remain suspended," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

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A soldier from the SPLM walks within families displaced in recent fighting camping at the Anglican church compound in Juba, South Sudan play A soldier from the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) walks within families displaced in recent fighting camping at the Anglican church compound in Juba, South Sudan, July 12, 2016. (REUTERS/Stringer)

A ceasefire in South Sudan's capital Juba appears to be "largely holding, barring sporadic gunfire" and United Nations peacekeepers were able to carry out a limited number of short patrols on Tuesday, a U.N. spokesman said in New York.

"(The U.N. mission) also reports that the airport in the capital has been reopened, although commercial flights remain suspended," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

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