Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Civil War In The Central African Republic Has Now Reached The Capital City -- News Roundup March 23, 2013

Central African Republic Halts Rebel Column: Source -- Reuters

(Reuters) - A Central African Republic attack helicopter opened fire on rebels advancing on the capital on Friday, breaking up their column, a senior regional peacekeeping source said, days after a peace deal broke down in the mineral-rich nation.

The source from a neighboring Central African power, who asked not to be named, said the helicopter strike had halted the Seleka insurgents - although no one from the rebels was available to comment and Central African Republic officials said fighting was continuing on the road to Bangui.

France's Foreign Ministry said the rebels had advanced to within "a few kilometers" of the capital of its former colony and it advised French citizens there to restrict their movements.

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More News On The Civil War In Central African Republic

Central African Republic forces 'halt rebel advance' -- BBC
France says Central African Republic rebels near capital -- Reuters
Central African rebels 'reach gates of capital Bangui' -- Deutsche Welle
Rebels push past boundary line in Central African Republic; vow to take capital
-- Washington Post/AP
Rebels Approach Capital of Central African Republic -- Wall Street Journal
Central African rebels close in on capital -- Global Post/AFP
CAR rebels defeat African forces on march to capital -- France 24
Central African Republic Rebels Advance Toward Capital -- Voice of America
UN fears for Central African Republic -- The Australian
UN warns CAR rebels to halt march on capital
-- Al Jazeera
Central African Republic: Ban, Security Council urge parties to immediately halt fighting -- UN News Centre

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