LIST OF WARS: DETAILS
South Sudan Civil War
Battle deaths: 2,940 
Onesided violence: 1,476 Published: 2014-08-06 20:01:03 | Altered: 2016-07-08 17:47:28
"2013 was the most violent year since South Sudan gained independence. This was mainly the result of fighting involving the rebel group SPLM/A - In Opposition which started in mid-December. The violence pitted different factions of the presidential guard in Juba against one another. One faction was loyal to President Salva Kiir, and the other loyal to former Vice-President Riek Machar. The latter was ousted from the government in July 2013. Although it started late in the year, the violence passed the threshold of war (at least 1000 battle-related deaths in a year). During the year, a second rebel group, SSDM/A - Cobra Faction, also fought the government, but in comparison this fighting was limited."
Source: Uppsala Conflict Data Program (Date of retrieval: 2014-08-10) UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia, Uppsala University
SOURCES: FATALITY DATA
 Battle deaths: UCDP Battle-Related Deaths Dataset v.5-2015 (link) (1989-2014) ID: #270
Low: 1,992 High: 5,768
 UCDP One-sided Violence Dataset v 1.4-2015 (1989-2014) (link) including actors: Government of South Sudan, SPLM/A In Opposition
Low: 1,462 High: 1,798
NOTE ON NATION DATA
NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.