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U.S. troops heading to Central African Republic amid chaos there

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The Department of Defense says it has no long-term plans to keep American troops in Central Africa, but today U.S. Soldiers are en route to provide airlift rescues for African Union troops caught in the chaos of civil unrest.

Yesterday, NPR reported that areas of the Central African Republic had descended into chaos and that France had deployed 1,600 Soldiers to assist African Union troops caught in street battles with rival militias.

Already two French Soldiers have been killed in the conflict.

The situation remains in flux, but the working plan is to transport African Union troops to the capital city of Bangui, out of Harm’s Way.

The Washington Post reports:

The Central African Republic has been seized by chaos since March, when President François Bozizé was ousted by Muslim rebels seeking to control the predominantly Christian country. The rebel group, known as the Seleka movement, later officially disbanded itself, but its remnants have continued to fight Christian militias and others allied with Bozizé.

A small number of U.S. troops will remain in in Bangui for coordination of transport flights. The American Embassy closed just one year ago due to security risks.

The United States has Special Forces, "soft operators," in the region in the hunt for the African warlord and terrorist Kony.

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