The BBC's Alastair Leithead
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South Sudan crisis: Government troops retreat in Bentiu

5 May 2014 Last updated at 10:55 BST

South Sudan troops trying to recapture the oil hub of Bentiu from rebels have been forced back amid heavy gunfire.

The BBC's Alastair Leithead, who is in the UN compound on the outskirts, saw a contingent of troops in retreat.