French Foreign Minister: Other European Countries To Send Troops To CAR


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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has said that troops from other European nations will be taking part in the intervention in the Central African Republic. During a radio interview last Sunday, Fabius said that logistical support for the U.N.-backed mission was already being supplied by Poland, the U.K., Germany, Spain, and Belgium. The U.S. has also provided support, having flown troops from Burundi to the Central African Republic.

From France 24:

Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, announced on Tuesday that other European countries would deploy ground troops to the violence-hit Central African Republic, without identifying them.

"We will soon have troops on the ground provided by our European colleagues," he told the lower house of the French National Assembly, days after he decided to seek help from the rest of Europe with its former colony, where France has deployed a 1,600-strong force to quell brutal sectarian violence.

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