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David Shearer, second left, the United Nations peacekeeping mission chief in South Sudan, visits the troubled region of Yei, South Sudan. Thursday, July 13. 2017. Shearer says he's considering putting a permanent U.N. presence in the town, but only if the government grants unrestricted access. The United Nations says it is considering putting a peacekeeping base in South Sudan's troubled Yei region, the first such expansion since civil war began in 2013. The peacekeeping mission's chief says Yei has "gone through a nightmare." Since fighting spread to the city a year ago, 70 percent of the population has fled. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)

David Shearer, second left, the United Nations peacekeeping mission chief in South Sudan, visits the troubled region of Yei, South Sudan. Thursday, July 13. 2017. Shearer says he's considering putting a permanent U.N. presence in the town, but only if the government grants unrestricted access. The United Nations says it is considering putting a peacekeeping base in South Sudan's troubled Yei region, the first such expansion since civil war began in 2013. The peacekeeping mission's chief says Yei has "gone through a nightmare." Since fighting spread to the city a year ago, 70 percent of the population has fled. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)

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