U.N. approves French action in Central African Republic after battle




 
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U.N. approves French action in Central African Republic after battle
 
December 5th, 2013  
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U.N. approves French action in Central African Republic after battle
By Emmanuel Braun and Paul-Marin Ngoupana BANGUI (Reuters) - Rival militia forces fought fierce battles in Central African Republic's capital on Thursday and the U.N. authorized French military action to halt Muslim-Christian sectarian violence that threatens to escalate into widespread civilian massacres. A Reuters witness and an aid worker said at least 105 people had been killed in the fighting between former rebels now in charge of the country and fighters loyal to ousted president Francois Bozize. Fifty-three bodies had been brought to a mosque in Bangui's PK5 neighborhood. Samuel Hanryon, who works for medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres at Bangui's Hopital Communautaire, said there were another 52 bodies at the morgue there.

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