France Pulling Out Of CAR After Completing Operation Sangaris
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France Pulling Out Of CAR After Completing Operation Sangaris

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France has announced that it will pull out its troops from the Central African Republic after completing its Sangaris misision there. The French troops intervened in December 2013 in a bid to end the violent killings between the Muslim Seleka and Christian anti-Balaka rebels. Close to two thousand troops were deployed for the Sangaris operation. However France says that some 350 French soldiers will remain in the CAR, including one equipped unit of MINUSCA, which has some 10,000 troops. Though welcomed, humanitarian groups are worried about the repercussions of the troops leaving with some saying that the move will leave a void considering the capacity the Sangaris provided

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