France sent more troops and helicopters to Central African Republic as its forces already on the ground began patrols in the capital after the United Nations backed military operations to stabilize the country.
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At least eight people died in clashes in the Central African Republic’s capital, as French forces secured key sites in the city and the United Nations Security Council met to vote on measures to stabilize the country.
France and the Congo Republic deployed soldiers in the Central African Republic before a United Nations Security Council meeting that will decide on how to stabilize the country eight months after a coup.
France is considering tripling its forces in Central African Republic as the country faces the risk of “massive implosion” that threatens other countries in the region, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.