France ends Sangaris military operation in CAR

A French soldier of the the 'Sangaris Operation' standing guardImage copyright

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Sangaris is credited with stopping massacre amidst the chaos of the civil war in CAR

France is ending its military mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), three years after it intervened to stop mass killing after a rebellion ousted former president Francois Bozize.

The withdrawal of the 2,000 French troops comes as a fresh wave of killings has rocked CAR.

France says Sangaris succeeded in its mission to stop fighting in CAR.

Some 350 French soldiers will remain in the country to provide back up to Minusca, the UN mission in the country.

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