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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC REBELS ENTER NORTH OF CAPITAL BANGUI: WITNESS

March 23, 2013 | UhuruSpirit

(FILES) A picture taken on June 21, 2008 shows Chadian soldiers parading in N'djamena.Rebels waging an offensive in the Central African Republic seized Kaga-Bandoro, another major town, on Dec. 25, 2012.



Central African Republic rebels have entered the northern suburbs of the capital Bangui where they are fighting running battles with government troops, a Reuters eye-witness on the ground reported.

Nelson Ndjadder, a spokesman for the Seleka rebel group, confirmed that his fighters had entered the capital. He also said they had shot down a government military helicopter which had been attacking their forces since Friday.

A senior official with a regional peacekeeping force, who asked not to be identified, also said rebels were fighting government troops inside Bangui and had shot down the attack helicopter.



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