Obama keeping with tense situation in South Sudan

Associated Press
In this photo taken Jan. 26, 2011 and released by the U.S. Air Force, a CV-22 Osprey aircraft of the 8th Special Operations Squadron (SOS) "Black Birds" comes in for a landing during a local training mission at Hurlburt Field, Florida, USA. Gunfire hit three U.S. military CV-22 Osprey aircraft Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 trying to evacuate American citizens in Bor, the capital of the remote region of Jonglei state in South Sudan, that on Saturday became a battle ground between South Sudan's military and renegade troops, officials said, with four U.S. service members wounded in the attack. (AP Photo/US Air Force, Master Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock)

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HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says any effort in South Sudan to seize power through military force will lead the U.S. and others to cut off support.

The White House says Obama, who's vacationing in Hawaii, spoke with his national security team Saturday about the situation in South Sudan.

Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, briefed Obama by phone after leading a meeting with aides in Washington.

Earlier Saturday, gunfire hit three U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate Americans in a remote region that's become a battle ground between South Sudan's military and renegade troops.

The White House says four wounded troops are in stable condition.

The White House says Obama told advisers that the conflict can be peacefully resolved only through negotiations.

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