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Hollande forced to add 400 troops to CAR deployment
« on: December 09, 2013, 06:01:44 AM »
Via the Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/centralafricanrepublic/10502905/Hollande-forced-to-add-400-troops-to-CAR-deployment.html

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Mr Hollande said reinforcements to a UN-mandated force would reach 1,600 troops - 400 more than previously envisaged - by Saturday evening and had been told to "disarm all the militias and armed groups terrorising the population".

The Red Cross has recovered at least 300 bodies after days of bloody clashes as parts of the country have become a no-go zone after gun and machete-wielding fighters waged battles before the deployment is complete.

Rebels known as Seleka overthrew the government in March and installing Michel Djotodia from the Muslim north as president. The death toll has risen in recent days as the UN Security Council voted to authorise African and French troops to use force to keep the peace.

France warned the sectarian division underpinning the fighting could lead to genocide but the upsurge in attacks has now forced Mr Hollande to add 400 to the planned deployment of 1,200.

Mr Djotodia unified rebel groups in the Muslim north to take power but is opposed by Christian fighters loyal to his predecessor.


We are looking at another Rwanda here. That was a shithole and a half.
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Re: Hollande forced to add 400 troops to CAR deployment
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013, 09:18:31 AM »
Do you know how many Frenchmen it takes to defend Paris?  No one knows since they've never tried it.  Lots of French Army rifles on sale at E-Bay, too, with the notation "never fired, dropped once." :silly:
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Re: Hollande forced to add 400 troops to CAR deployment
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013, 09:25:19 AM »
"Their business is war, and they do their business." - Kipling, referring to the French.
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