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France, AU send more troops to African nation

December 7, 2013 • National News


Internally displaced people line up to access the Don Bosco Center outside Bangui, Central African Republic, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, fearing reprisal attacks from the Muslim ex-rebels who control Central African Republic. Thousands fled on foot Saturday, as others ventured outside for the first in time in days only to bury their dead following the worst violence to wrack the lawless country in months. Don Bosco officials said over 10,000 sought shelter for the night.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — France and the African Union on Saturday announced plans to deploy several thousand more troops into embattled Central African Republic, as thousands of Christians fearing reprisal attacks sought refuge from the Muslim former rebels who now control the country after days of violence left nearly 400 people dead — and possibly more.

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