France Pull Troops out of Central AfricaEast/Central Africa, Latest News Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
France will stop military operations in the Central African Republic later this year after France’s defense minister said its objectives have been achieved.
The mission, dubbed Operation Sangaris, began in 2013 as the country was being consumed by ethnic violence between Christians and Muslims and people were dying by the thousands.
“The country was in the throes of civil war, torn by religious tensions, plagued by chaos, on the brink of pre-genocidal scenarios. In the space of two years, the Sangaris force restored calm and prevented the unacceptable,” Jean-Yves Le Drian said before a group of French soldiers stationed at the M’Poko airport.
“Of course everything is not resolved but we can finally see the country emerging from a long period of trouble and uncertainty.”
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