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French troops kill ex-rebels in Central Africa: Military

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 22:18

French peacekeeping troops killed several former rebels after they came under heavy fire while on patrol in the Central African Republic, military sources said on Tuesday.

French troops kill militiamen in Central Africa: Officer

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 17:13

French peacekeeping troops killed several militiamen after they came under attack during a patrol in the north of the Central African Republic, an officer with the African peacekeeping force said Tuesday.

France ends Mali offensive, redeploys troops to restive Sahel

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 01:16

France said on Sunday its military offensive that freed northern Mali from the grip of Islamists would be replaced by an operation spanning the wider, largely lawless Sahel region to combat extremist violence.

French troops battle Muslim rebels in Central African Republic town

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 16:04

French peacekeeping troops in Central African Republic using helicopter gunships and mortars fought Muslim rebels on Saturday at a bridge in the town of Bambari northeast of the capital Bangui, a Reuters witness said.

French troops kill gunmen in heavy Central African Republic clashes

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 15:19

French peacekeepers killed several militants during a three-hour battle on Monday after coming under attack from some 40 heavily armed unidentified gunmen in the northwest of Central African Republic, a French Army official said on Tuesday.

Hollande arrives in Bangui to meet French troops

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 15:20

French President Francois Hollande arrived in the capital of the Central African Republic on Friday on a visit to meet French troops and interim president Catherine Samba Panza.

French troops mandate in C Africa `likely` to be extended: Minister

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 13:35

The mandate for French troops trying to quell deadly unrest in the Central African Republic is "likely" to be extended, France`s defence minister said in an interview on Thursday.

Ruthless Christian militias hunt down Muslims in CAR capital

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 19:44

Rudimentary weapons taken from Christian extremist militias by French troops in the capital of the Central African Republic were piled up on the ground, near the body of a young man whose ears were ripped off.

Troops find six-tonne explosives cache in Mali: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 02:46

French and Chadian troops have destroyed almost six tonnes of explosives and weapons found in Mali`s rebel-infested desert north, the United Nations said on Monday.

France begins withdrawal of its troops from Mali

Last Updated: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 11:21

Four months after France deployed its troops to control the Islamists rebel in Mali, the process of major military withdrawal from the area reportedly started on Saturday.

French forces leaving Malian town of Timbuktu

Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013, 09:10

Dozens of French forces have left the northern Malian town of Timbuktu several months after their military operation largely ousted radical Islamic fighters from the area, a French military official said on Sunday.

Indians injured in Central African Republic reach Delhi

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 00:00

Six Indians injured in a shooting incident in the Central African Republic last month were flown in Delhi on Sunday.