Rebels capture C.African city Bangassou
January 03 2021 07:18 PM
MINUSCA's (Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic) armoured v
MINUSCA's (Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic) armoured vehicles and tankers operate next to the cathedral of Bangassou, south-eastern Central African Republic. File picture: 22 August 2017

AFP/Bangui

Rebel fighters on Sunday captured the Central African town of Bangassou, around 750 kilometres from the capital Bangui, the town's head of operations for the UN mission told AFP.
"The rebels control the town," Rosevel Pierre Louis, MINUSCA's regional chief in Bangassou told AFP. "They are everywhere."
The offensive came weeks after rebels were accused of an attempted coup and days before expected results from a tense presidential election.



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